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Darren Fichardt Wins the Joburg Open and Claims the SEVENTH Consecutive Worldwide Tour Win for the TaylorMade M Family
27 February 2017

Cape Town, South Africa. (27 February, 2017) - Darren Fichardt birdied the last hole of the shorted 54-hole Joburg Open to claim his fifth European Tour title. Fichardt, playing the all-new 2017 M2 Driver, also secures the SEVENTH consecutive global Tour win TaylorMade Golf's 2017 M Drivers.

 

Darren Fichardt

Fichardt with his 2017 M2 Driver (Getty Images)


With the All-New 2017 M2 Driver in the bag, Fichardt ranked 7th in driving distance and driving accuracy this week. Since switching into his new Driver in Dubai, Fichardt has gained 5 yards over his previous Driver (2016 M2 Driver) and gained 2 mph in ballspeed.

This Driver doesn't miss! I can be aggressive off the tee whenever I want to - just another fairway hit!
Darren Fichardt

What's In the Bag:

  • All-New 2017 M2 Driver / 9.5 Degrees / Mitsubishi Rayon 70-X


With this win:

  • This win secures Fichardt entry into the 146th Open Championship at Royal Birkdale.
  • TaylorMade was the #1 Driver brand at the Joburg Open, with 42% of the field playing a TaylorMade driver (89 drivers in play versus the nearest competitor with 53).
  • Gaming the all-new 2017 M2 Driver, Fichardt secures his 21st win as a professional.
  • This win gives Fichardt a European Tour exemption until the end of the 2018 season.
  • His fifth European Tour International Schedule victory in his 332nd official European Tour event.
  • Could move to just outside the top 190 in the Official World Golf Ranking, from 313th.
  • Victory comes in his 11th appearance in the Joburg Open. (Has played in every Joburg Open since the event began in 2007).
  • Becomes the seventh winner to lead or share the lead going into the final round this season.
  • Continues with his 100% winning record of winning all five of his European Tour titles when leading or sharing the lead going into the final round.

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