Ever since Nike Golf decided to stop the production of hard goods in their golf division, Nike Golf athletes have had the freedom to choose what equipment to play. It’s been interesting to see what players have chosen to put in their bags without any contractual limitations. We’ve seen Tiger Woods put in TaylorMade woods in the beginning of the year, while sticking with his Nike Golf blades and Scotty Cameron putter. Rory McIlroy had used Callaway Golf products for a while including the Epic drivers and Apex MB irons. Today, it has been announced that Rory has officially joined Team TaylorMade. TaylorMade Golf now boasts one of the strongest TOUR staff in golf including the top three players in the world and 6 in the top 12 of the OWGR.
“My future rests firmly in my hands – that’s why I choose TaylorMade. I’ve been around the game long enough and have tested most clubs on the market, but I have never been as excited about equipment as I am right now.” Rory McIlroy
Take a look at the video above and watch Rory put his new sticks to the test. Below is a closer look at the TaylorMade products in Rory’s bag this week at THE PLAYERS:
– ’17 M2 Driver / 9.5° / MCG Kuro Kage Silver 70 XTS
– ’17 M2 Tour Fairway / 13.5° / MCG Tensei CK Blue 90TX
– ’17 M2 Tour Fairway / 19° / Fujikura Composites Pro P95X
– P750 Tour Proto Irons / 3-4 / True Temper Project X 7.0
– “Rors Proto” Irons / 5-9 / True Temper Project X 7.0
– Milled Grind Wedges / 48°, 54° & 60°/ True Temper Project X 6.5
– TP5x Golf Ball / #22
“RORS Proto” Irons
Most of the equipment is standard, however, we’re very excited and hope that the “RORS Proto” irons will be released! Rory has played muscle-back irons throughout his career and worked closely with TaylorMade’s R&D team in testing a new prototype the iron team in Carlsbad has been developing. Characterized by a shorter blade length, reduced offset and revised shaping, the “RORS Proto” iron has not only exceeded McIlroy’s performance expectations but also aesthetically suits his eyes perfectly, too. In addition to his new irons, he’s opted to play the 3 & 4 irons of the P750 Tour Proto. He’ll also have a TaylorMade UDI 1-iron this week at THE PLAYERS, which is his “290” club.
Source: TaylorMade Golf