Could the Taylormade Spider Limited and Spider Tour putters be the best putters ever made? These are the putters responsible for vaulting Jason Day and Dustin Johnson to #1 in the world. Jason Day recorded the greatest single season of strokes-gained-putting (a measure of putting performance versus the field averages for all events Jason Day played) with a +1.130 average for 54 rounds measured in 2016. Dustin Johnson decided to try the putter out after seeing the success that Jason Day was having and won the first tournament with the putter (2016 Fedex Cup Playoffs: BMW Championship). Dustin Johnson has since ascended to #1 in the Rolex rankings.
So many PGA Tour players now can be seen with the Spider Limited or Spider Tour on the putting green. Don’t take it from me, instead, look to Vijay Singh, Charl Schwartzel, Billy Hurley III, Patton Kizzire, Shane Lowry, Harold Varner III, Ross Fisher, Jon Rahm, Jason Day and Dustin Johnson to name a few. There is no doubt that this high MOI putter can help with stability through the stroke, but perhaps the best performing part of this putter is the Pure Rolltm face insert. The 45 degree grooved insert is designed to feel soft and aid in topspin which helps start forward roll sooner off the putter face. Both of these things help your golf ball start the line you intend it to. Taylormadegolf.com calls this line “the putters that are taking over the Tour”; and for good reason.
The Spider Tour Red features a Pure Roll Surlyn insert for soft sound and feel and the Spider Tour Black features a Pure Roll 80/20 insert for a firmer sound and feel. Whatever feel you prefer, this putter works. Take a look at all of these pros who are gaming it or trying it out on the PGA Tour…(big thank you to golfwrx.com for the images)