Take a look at the equipment that world number two Rory McIlroy will use at The Masters this week
Rory McIlroy What’s In The Bag?
Four-time major winner Rory McIlroy prepares to complete the career grand-slam this week at Augusta, with just the famous Green Jacket missing from his major collection.
The Ulsterman, having come so close in 2011 before a back nine meltdown, is third-favourite for the 2017 Masters, but he will be doing so with a new set of fairway woods.
According to The Guardian’s Ewan Murray, McIlroy was using a TaylorMade M2 3 and 5 wood in practice, replacing his Callaway GBB Epics.
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Since Nike announced that they would no longer make golf equipment last August, Rory has tested numerous brands and different types of clubs and balls.
In fact, he blamed all the vigorous testing on his rib injury which kept him out of action for six weeks after the South African Open.
Rory made the switch to TaylorMade woods and a Scotty Cameron putter back at the DP World Tour Championship in November
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He then changed his setup again for 2017, swapping his TaylorMade and Nike equipment for Titleist and Callaway, although he has since gone back to TaylorMade fairway woods.
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He is using the Callaway Great Big Bertha Epic Sub Zero driver along with prototype Callaway Apex MB irons.
He is playing Titleist Vokey SM6 wedges and the new Titleist Pro V1x ball, having said that the ball is the one which works best with the Epic driver.
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He said, “I also know my Nike irons don’t work as well with the Titleist ball because of the groove format. Too spinny, and a loss of distance.”
The 27-year-old is using an Odyssey putter with a Microhinge insert found on the O Works 2017 line.
Speaking on the NoLayingUp podcast in November, Rory said, “With everything that’s going on in the golf world and the golf business right now, especially with my sponsor Nike pulling out of the golf equipment business, it’s given me the freedom to try other things in the market that I haven’t been able to try the last few years. It’s nice to have a little look around.
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Rory McIlroy WITB – 2017 Clubs
Driver: Callaway Great Big Bertha Epic Sub Zero 8.5°, Mitsubishi Rayon Kuro Kage Silver TiNi 70XTS
3 wood: TaylorMade M2, Mitsubishi Rayon Tensei CK Blue 90TX
5 wood: TaylorMade M2, Fujikura Pro P95X
Irons (4-9): Callaway Apex MB Prototype, True Temper Project X 7.0
Pitching wedge: Titleist Vokey SM6 47°-08 F Grind, True Temper Project X 6.5
Sand wedge: Titleist Vokey SM6 54°-08 S Grind, True Temper Project X 6.5
Lob wedge: Titleist Vokey SM6 59°-08 V Grind, True Temper Project X 6.5
Putter: Odyssey Microhinge prototype
Ball: Titleist Pro V1x