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TaylorMade's SLDR Mini Driver enticing players

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HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. – TaylorMade’s SLDR Mini Driver continues to gain traction among PGA Tour players, particularly at a venue like this week’s Harbour Town Golf Links which demands accuracy off the tee and the ability to work the ball in both directions.

William McGirt, J.B. Holmes and Robert Allenby all tested a SLDR Mini Driver at this week’s RBC Heritage and Troy Matteson put the new club, which features a smaller head than normal drivers with higher loft and more spin, in play at the Valero Texas Open.

“For guys who don’t statistically hit a lot more fairways with a fairway wood compared to a driver it’s a better option,” said Todd Chew, a TaylorMade equipment representative. “In certain situations it fits nicely in guy’s bags. This (Harbour Town) is the perfect place for it.”

The Mini Driver ($279.99) is being marketed in lofts of 12, 14 and 16 degrees as well as a Tour-only model with 10 degrees of loft.