Noteworthy however is that the latest replay was with a headwind -- still got to fairway and green.
My point exactly, that's what the bazooka does. One of the first praises of it when it came out was how it handled winds and your replay reinforces that. Try that with a lesser driver. ;-)
When I first started playing in 2012 until 15, Oakmont was a monster of a course to me and a lot of people. As mentioned then I wasn’t using a 291 driver, think I had an R11s at the time, which I still have.
I still have the Nike irons, so I will have a go with the now lesser clubs and balls and see how things go.
Way back I don’t remember reaching the par 5’s in two as many times as I have since its return, with the now longer driver, slower meter irons etc.