This low-spinning driver powered Jon Rahm’s victory at the Mexico Open

A closer look at Jon Rahm's ultra low-spinning Callaway driver.

Jonathan Wall

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As it turns out, the easiest way to keep from spinning out of control is to keep from spinning altogether.

On Sunday, Jon Rahm defended his 54-hole lead at the Mexico Open with a fury, recording a final-round 69 — his fourth consecutive round in the 60s of the week — en route to a one-stroke victory.

Even for a former World No. 1, fending off a charging PGA Tour field on Sunday takes serious composure — composure helped by a steely demeanor off the tee.

Rahm finished the week first in the field in driving distance, besting the likes of bombers Cameron Champ and Tony Finau by averaging 340.5 yards per drive (!). He balanced that dominance off the tee by finishing tied for 15th in driving accuracy, hitting 36 of 52 fairways for the week. This performance was all part of a larger effort that’s seen the Spaniard soar into the top spot on Tour in strokes gained: off-the-tee — an effort aided by his Callaway Rogue ST Triple Diamond LS Driver.

The Rogue ST Triple Diamond LS is the lowest spinning of all Callaway models on the market, a driver built explicitly for those (like Rahm) with high swing speeds and a desire for maximum distance. Rahm’s love affair with the Triple Diamond LS began back in January, when he put the new driver in play at the year’s first event, the Sentry Tournament of Champions. At the time, his affinity for the club came largely thanks to his launch monitor numbers, which provided both optimal spin and launch angle for performance.

This, of course, was by design. Callaway leaned heavily on artificial intelligence in the creation of the Rogue ST line of drivers in order to provide consistent distance and stability for a variety of golfers. With the Rogue ST, the company claimed, it had found the most consistent model of the bunch, leaning upon years of insights from technologies like Flash Face and Jailbreak. The ST, which stands for “speed tuned,” helped hitters see noticeable boosts in ball speeds and distance from off the tee.

For Rahm, the changes manifested in his first victory of the 2022 season on Sunday in Puerto Vallarta. With the tournament on the line on Sunday, Rahm played the par-5s at two under, riding massive drives to two of his four birdies for the day. With the low-spinning Rogue ST Triple Diamond LS in his hands, Rahm’s control never wavered, as he left Mexico a winner again with his seventh PGA Tour victory.

To learn more about the Rogue ST, check out the link below.

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Callaway Rogue ST Max driver

$549.99
The new Rogue ST Drivers represent a breakthrough in driver performance. Callaway’s innovations, including the all-new Tungsten Speed Cartridge, Jailbreak Speed Frame, and an A.I. designed Flash Face are engineered for maximum speed with exceptional levels of forgiveness.
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James Colgan

Golf.com Editor

James Colgan is an assistant editor at GOLF, contributing stories for the website and magazine. He writes the Hot Mic, GOLF’s weekly media column, and utilizes his broadcast experience across the brand’s social media and video platforms. A 2019 graduate of Syracuse University, James — and evidently, his golf game — is still defrosting from four years in the snow. Prior to joining GOLF, James was a caddie scholarship recipient (and astute looper) on Long Island, where he is from. He can be reached at james.colgan@golf.com.