What ball does Rory McIlroy use in his bag?
McIlroy has a full TaylorMade set-up throughout his bag, including the TP5x golf ball. It is not yet known specifically which ball he will now use but from practice round images it looks to still be a TaylorMade TP5x of some sort, perhaps a prior iteration or new prototype.
What putter does Rory McIlroy use?
McIlroy current uses the TaylorMade Spide X Hydroblast putter. Rory’s last putter change was at the 2021 Olympics when he putted with a Scotty Cameron 009M design. However, he put the TaylorMade Spider X back in the bag in week two of the 2021 FedEx Cup Playoffs.
Does Rory McIlroy hit it farer with the tp5x?
Yes, McIlroy hits it far, but according to his club and golf ball fitter, he could hit it farther if he wanted to just by switching golf ball models. Keith Sbarbaro, McIlroy’s fitter and VP of Tour Operations at TaylorMade, says McIlroy uses the TaylorMade TP5 golf ball even though the TP5x is longer for him.
What driver does Rory McIlroy use?
Rory McIlroy is currently using the TaylorMade Stealth Plus driver. The model designed for the most consistent of ball-strikers, and those with the fastest swing speeds, the Plus has become incredibly popular out on Tour with players like Dustin Johnson, Tiger Woods and Collin Morikawa putting it in the bag.
How far does Rory McIlroy hit the ball?
Rory McIlroy hits a shot during the Tour Championship. In 2020, Rory McIlroy ranked 4th in driving distance on the PGA Tour, hitting the ball 314 yards on average. Yes, McIlroy hits it far, but according to his club and golf ball fitter, he could hit it farther if he wanted to just by switching golf ball models.
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What is a TP5?
The TP5 is designed to be a bit higher-spinning and offers more control than the lower-spinning but longer-flying TP5x model. The TP5x is designed to provide less spin and a higher trajectory, so for many players that will mean more distance off the tee.
How many times has Rory McIlroy won a PGA Tour event?
RELATED: Rory’s new coach fixes your game. It is also the first time McIlroy has won a PGA Tour event three times and sees him jump back into top ten of the Official World Golf Rankings. Let’s take a closer look at what’s in the bag of four-time Major champion Rory McIlroy.
What shaft does Rory use?
Rory alternates between a second SIM fairway wood (19º set to 18.25º with a Mitsubishi Tensei CK Pro White 90 TX shaft) and the Sim Max Rescue.
What is Rory’s P730?
For the first time Rory has now switched to the P730 PW. It means every week he takes 52 °, 54 °, 56 ° and 60 ° wedges. He then decides depending on the course set up, and what he does at the top of his bag, whether he carries three or four wedges.
How fast is Rory from the M5?
Rory has gone from 178 mph ball speed to 181 mph moving from his previous M5 to SIM. Remember most speed testing is done at about 105 mph (Rory is at 120mph), so any faster than that, you see bigger gains. It’s like the rich get richer, so Rory is gaining more than most.
Why did Rory stop at the golf course?
Rory insisted on stopping at numerous locations on the golf course to zap yardages before hitting shots into and down wind, and cutting shots into cross winds etc, just to see how the Rescue performed. His interest was piqued during those couple of days.
What is a 5 wood?
A 5-wood is a unique piece of equipment for guys that are this powerful, we’re talking the top 5 -10% for ball speed and distance in the world. The yardage gap between the 3 wood (which is often strong and long) and 3 iron is very often big. Rory is brilliant at covering that gap by manipulating launch and spin. That’s what any hybrid is up against when it comes to getting a spot in Rory’s bag. I watched Rory hit his first three shots with the SIM Max Rescue, it was such a Rory flight, the ball flew through the window he likes to see and shots rose up beautifully.
Why do players use TP5x?
The reason most players initially went with the TP5x ball was because they looked at the decision primarily from a driver standpoint. Players wanted the lowest spinning ball, which is great, but it also spins less with the mid and short irons, so if you’re not a high spin player the ball is going to fly. Rory switched last year and other players have now done the same.
Rory McIlroy WITB 2021
Fairway woods: TaylorMade SIM (15°, Mitsubishi Tensei CK Pro White 80 TX shaft)
Rory McIlroy WITB 2020
Fairway woods: TaylorMade SIM Max 3-wood (15°, Mitsubishi Tensei CK Pro White 80 TX shaft); TaylorMade SIM 4-wood (18°, Mitsubishi Tensei CK Pro White 80 TX shaft)
Rory McIlroy WITB 2019
Driver: TaylorMade M5 (9° @ 7.5°, Mitsubishi Tensei CK Pro White 70 TX shaft)