Like the Tour the Forged also features a “stability frame” design with a stronger toe area and topline for increased stability on off-center hits and a new more durable Pearl Brush finish.
There are differences however including most notably more adjustability in the form of Titleist’s SureFit CG technology that allows for more specific spin rate and launch angle tuning. The TS3 also features a more traditional pear shape and tends to produce more of a mid-launch as compared to the TS2’s higher launch.
A “stability frame” design strengthens the toe and topline while optimizing perimeter weighting for improved performance on mis-hits while a more neutral CG location that’s closer to the center of the face improves performance on center strikes.
This is DeChambeau’s second consecutive win in the FedExCup Playoffs giving him a big leg up on the competition for the $10 million bonus. For his trouble DeChambeau took home 2000 FedEx points and a winner’s check for $1620000.
Other features of the new Hot Metal include the aforementioned “stability frame” design for higher MOI and improved launch as well as Mizuno’s new Pearl Brush non-glare finish.