Here we take a look at the clubs Rory McIlroy has in the bag.
Rory McIlroy What’s In The Bag?
The four-time major winner signed with TaylorMade in 2017 and currently plays a full bag of TaylorMade equipment, including all 14 clubs and his ball.
Rory had been using the M5 driver but for 2020, he has switched it out for the new TaylorMade SIM driver. He has dabbled briefly with the SIM Max model, but it looks like the SIM will be his preferred choice in 8°, one click higher on the loft sleeve.
For 2020 he has also implemented an interesting setup regarding his fairway woods, hybrids and utility irons. He was using a couple of SIM Ti fairway woods but he has put a SIM Max three-wood in the bag in addition to a SIM Ti five wood.
He had been chopping and changing between a P790 UDI utility iron and a TaylorMade SIM Max hybrid but another more significant equipment change may have prompted the switch.
Ahead of The Memorial Tournament at Muirfield Village, it looks like McIlroy has put a new set of irons in the bag to replace his P730 Rors Proto irons.
Stamped with P-7MB, they look to be similar blades to the model we saw Charley Hull playing with last week.
The images suggest McIlroy will use 3-PW in the new irons and also shows him with two 60° Milled Grind 2 lob wedges. He has a brand new one with fresh grooves to switch into for when course conditions get firm but for the time being he’ll be using his current, slightly worn 60° wedge along side a 54° wedge. McIlroy has previously had four wedges in his bag so it will be interesting to see how the 3-iron/five-wood combination plays out.
His irons have Project X 7.0 shafts from 3-9-iron, then in his wedges he switches down into slightly softer Project X 6.5 shafts.
To many people the weakest part of Rory’s game is his putting but since he has put the TaylorMade Spider X Tour in the bag, he has had several wins and got himself back to world number one. Interestingly he was spotted with a TaylorMade TP Soto in Memphis but we are yet to confirm whether this will remain in his setup.
Rory is now using the 2019 TaylorMade TP5 ball stamped with #22 and uses Nike shoes and apparel.
Rory McIlroy What’s In The Bag?
*McIlroy regularly changes his set-up at the top of the bag in terms of playing fairway woods and utility iron.
Driver: TaylorMade SIM, 8.5° with Mitsubishi Kuro Kage XTS 70TX shaft
3 wood: TaylorMade SIM Max, 14° with Mitsubishi Chemical Tensei CK Pro White 80TX shaft
*5 wood: TaylorMade SIM Ti, 18° with Mitsubishi Chemical Tensei CK Pro White 90TX shaft
*Hybrid: TaylorMade SIM Max 17° with Project X HZRDUS Smoke Black Hybrid shaft
*Utility Iron: TaylorMade P790 UDI 2019
3-4 iron: TaylorMade P760 with Project X 7.0 shaft
Irons (5-PW): TaylorMade P730 Rors Proto with Project X 7.0 shafts
Wedges: TaylorMade Milled Grind 2, 52°, 56° and 60° with Project X 6.5 shafts
Putter: TaylorMade Spider X Putter (spotted with a TaylorMade TP Soto)
Ball: 2019 TaylorMade TP5 #22
Apparel, glove and shoes: Nike
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