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Koepka plans to pound new driver at Hazeltine

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CHASKA, Minn. – A rain-softened course. Little rough. Hazeltine will prove favorable to the big hitters this week at the Ryder Cup.   

“Pretty much our mentality right now is just hit it as far as you can off the tee,” Brooks Koepka said Wednesday. 

And Koepka will be using a new club off the tee. He said that he has a new driver in the bag this week, the TaylorMade M2.

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Koepka signed an equipment deal with Nike at the beginning of the year, but the company announced last month that it was exiting the club-making business. As a result, he is free to use any product.

Koepka said he first tried Graeme McDowell’s M2 driver last week while practicing in Orlando, Fla.

“Just like the way we hit it,” he said. “It was going really well. I was just hitting balls and liked it, and here it is.”