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Rory McIlroy WITB 2015

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Equipment is accurate as of the DP Word Tour Championship (11/22/15).

Driver: Nike Vapor Fly prototype (8.5 degrees)
Shaft: Mitsubishi Rayon Diamana S+ 70X

3 Wood: Nike Vapor Speed (15 degrees)
Shaft: Fujikura Rombax Pro 95 (X-Flex)

5 Wood: Nike Vapor Speed (19 degrees)
Shaft: Fujikura Rombax Pro 95 (X-Flex)

Irons: Nike VR Pro Blades (4-9)
Shafts: Royal Precision Project X 7.0

Wedges: Nike VR Forged (46, 52, 56) Nike Engage (59 degrees)
Shafts: Royal Precision Project X 6.5

Putter: Nike Method Origin B201 (prototype)

Ball: Nike RZN prototype

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  1. ds

    Nov 23, 2015 at 1:38 pm

    So is that really a Diamana S+???? Or is it still the painted KK XT?

    And what are the lengths and swing weights on his irons….???? Anybody?

  2. mo

    Nov 22, 2015 at 9:24 pm

    It is such a treat to watch Rory play at the top of his game. Loving that new driver he’s playing. The Protracers of his drives was fun to watch. 2016 looks to be a great year for golf fans.

  3. Ian

    Nov 22, 2015 at 2:15 pm

    Anyone know what length his driver is?

    • mhendon

      Nov 23, 2015 at 4:14 pm

      Traditionally he’s played 45.5 but not sure about this most resent one.

      • Ian

        Nov 24, 2015 at 12:58 am

        Isn’t that quite long for a pro and McIlroy’s height? I heard Tiger *waits for backlash* used a 42″ driver in his prime.

        • Nat

          Nov 25, 2015 at 10:58 am

          No backlash necessary, that is fairly long for McIlroy’s height… 45.5” is about standard nowadays, although there are a few 44-44.5” out there (Furyk 44”, Bubba 44.5” I believe?)… Tiger of Titleist days 43.5” in his 975, 983 drivers

  4. Kyle

    Nov 22, 2015 at 2:12 pm

    The putter is a Method Origin B2/01

    • Zak Kozuchowski

      Nov 22, 2015 at 3:26 pm

      That is correct, Kyle. Thanks for noticing the error.

  5. Donny L

    Nov 19, 2015 at 10:38 pm

    The irons are Miura, badged as Nike, don’t be shocked, Andy Murray does’t use a Head tennis racket, and Joe Root doesn’t use a New Balance cricket bat, every sport that uses any form of equipment is driven by $ endorsements and badging. If Miura and Mitsubishi want RM to show their brand, they need to pay the endorsement dollars, or just be quietly satisfied that they make the best products. Fo those who follow cricket, many small bat makers make bats for big name pro’s, knowing they’ll never ket the credit, but also know if they needed to churn our 1000000 bats a year to be sold to label junkies, their quality would suffer so they choose not to. Same with golf clubs. DOn’t be a lable whore, try before you buy and choose what suits you the best.

    • DJ

      Nov 22, 2015 at 2:13 pm

      Irons are Nike, badged as Nike.

    • Brian

      Nov 22, 2015 at 8:20 pm

      That’s the dumbest thing I’ve ever heard. Nike makes Rory’s clubs, not Miura.

      Thanks for coming out though.

    • Gary

      Nov 23, 2015 at 12:50 am

      HA you are so stupid! Nike makes its own clubs in California. Its true that top pros like Rory and Tiger will get the best copies of their clubs they are still made by Nike and not Miura.

    • Noddy

      Nov 23, 2015 at 3:04 am

      Donny knows nothing

    • Lee

      Nov 25, 2015 at 5:15 pm

      Donny
      Stop wasting your breath I for one know you’re right about Rory’s irons, really makes me laugh that some even think Nike irons are made somewhere in the US when they are forged in one of the best factories in China.

  6. RG

    May 18, 2015 at 6:05 pm

    After watching the way Rory kills his Nike and the way Rickie kills his Cobra will all you homers stop with the “inferior” club talk. There is no “better” only different.
    Oh and that Nike ball he’s hitting looks like it works pretty good to me.

    • MHendon

      May 19, 2015 at 1:40 am

      Yeah I find it kind of funny how people develop loyalties to certain brands. Especially when it’s based of what their favorite player uses. For me my loyalties are based on a certain look, and most manufactures make a club that appeals to my eye. From there it goes by which ever performs best for me.

  7. KK

    May 17, 2015 at 9:01 pm

    Glad he took those plastic irons out of the bag and put real irons back in.

  8. J.R.

    May 6, 2015 at 11:34 am

    They need to change WITB to… “What’s Really In The Bag”?

  9. Mke

    May 4, 2015 at 12:56 pm

    He was clutch this weekend

  10. Ross

    May 4, 2015 at 10:41 am

    Pretty misleading to simply list his driver shaft as a diamana S+

    • loowaters

      May 5, 2015 at 5:18 am

      There was a great shot of him holding his finish on a tee shot in the final match and you could clearly see all the new graphics of the Diamana S+ 70. I was shocked that’s what he was playing.

      • Ross

        May 5, 2015 at 1:33 pm

        Yes, that’s what the graphics indicate. It has been listed previously as a “prototype”, which is or is essentially a Kuro Kage XT.

        • Kyle

          May 18, 2015 at 10:50 am

          How do you know exactly what it is? You don’t.

        • Chuck

          May 18, 2015 at 4:57 pm

          Could we please get some more info on this? I’ve now seen several sources confirm — mostly to my satisfaction although I have no way of knowing one way or another — that indeed Rory’s current driver shaft is a prototype Kuro Kage XT. And that it is painted to look like a Diamana S+, with perhaps some very minor identifying text that can only be seen up close.

          This is all curious to me. I presume it all dates back to the fact that Rory’s current gamer shaft is old enough (what? 12, 14 months?) that this Kuro Kage XT proto was created at a time (perhaps almost two years ago) when it wasn’t a retail item, and Mitsubishi wanted to promote retail items on tour. Hence the phony Diamana S+ graphics.

          But now the Kuro Kage XTS (any difference between “XT” and “XTS”?) is a premium retail item and they could be making bank off of underground news that McIlroy is killing driving stats on tour with their newest innovative product. Tiger Woods never did a promotion for Diamana Blue Boards but how many did he effectively sell?

          I’d like to know all about this story, just for the satisfaction of knowing. Whether or not I can even dream of hitting driver like Rory, and whether or not I’d be a good candidate for something like an S-Flex Kuro Kage, I’d just like to have all the info. And any time a tour product is different, and disguised, I always make it a kind of a mission to figure out the truth.

          One other curiosity in all of this is that I understood that while McIlroy’s gamer has Diamana S+ 70 graphics, it is actually a Kuro Kage XT 60-X. Which would be even more peculiar, if true. Why fool anybody on the gram weight of all things?

          Anyway, I’d love to hear from anybody who can answer these questions, and probably a dozen other questions that I haven’t even thought to ask.

  11. joe

    May 4, 2015 at 12:37 am

    kuro Kage xts

  12. joe

    May 4, 2015 at 12:37 am

    his shaft is Kuro cage XTS.

  13. JuNiOR

    May 3, 2015 at 9:21 pm

    Picture 11 of 11 has a HORRIBLE stencil job on the grooves cough cough cough not exactly like the ‘authentic’ Rory putters that sold out by Nike @ 400.00 a pop

  14. Batman

    Mar 20, 2015 at 9:49 pm

    Needs to update the 3-iron

  15. Justin

    Feb 2, 2015 at 6:44 pm

    Funny how it says Vapor Pro 3-9 iton but shows pics of VRS II blades??? Pretty sure those pucs arent real, he is playing MM Proto, the original vapor custom for him.

    His driver shaft is a Kuro Kage Prototype that a lot of guys are switching to!

  16. Jungho

    Feb 2, 2015 at 9:54 am

    Interesting. So he has gone back to the VR Pro blades… Guess the Vapors still need to be tuned to his liking?

  17. Josh

    Feb 1, 2015 at 10:52 pm

    Does anyone know what length Rory’s driver measures? 45″ or shorter?

  18. Mark

    Feb 1, 2015 at 10:18 pm

    Doesn’t like the vapor irons??

  19. "your reaction?"

    Feb 1, 2015 at 8:10 pm

    “Your reaction”…..kind of a lame idea, seems like something Perez Hilton or TMZ would attach to their articles. Really, what from this article is a shank? It’s pictures and a list of his clubs.

    • smart aleck

      Feb 1, 2015 at 8:32 pm

      Nice photo for a man who so hates Internet interaction

  20. Abg

    Feb 1, 2015 at 6:48 pm

    I watched the whole European tournament this weekend and rory didn’t win…he finished t3

    • Keith

      Feb 2, 2015 at 7:01 am

      Oh really? Then you must blind or stupid he finished -22 for the win watch another sport or don’t write on forums if you don’t know what your talking about

    • King

      Feb 4, 2015 at 10:43 am

      You dreaming at the tournament !

  21. Neige

    Feb 1, 2015 at 4:53 pm

    Back to VR Pro blades!

  22. ChrisK

    Feb 1, 2015 at 3:24 pm

    it sure looked like he had a Diamana Blue board in his driver.

    • Michael Riechmann

      Feb 1, 2015 at 3:34 pm

      Yeah sure looked like the new Blue Board to me as well. It had to be the TX flex too.

    • Grant Sports

      Feb 1, 2015 at 3:35 pm

      It was definitely a Blue Board this week…

      • DatSliceDoe

        Feb 1, 2015 at 4:35 pm

        Could have been a paint job to make the KK look like a Blue Board?

        • Zak Kozuchowski

          Feb 1, 2015 at 4:44 pm

          We got bad intel, but now it’s right. Thanks guys!

        • Andy

          Feb 2, 2015 at 10:13 am

          Paint job is 100% correct. Mitsubishi rep at PGA Show Demo Day told us that he’s still rocking the Kuro Kage, but it’s painted to look like a blue board. Makes sense since the Diamana is the stock offering. Good for retail sales to have your ace hitting what’s in the stores.

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Kenny Perry WITB 2018

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Equipment is accurate as of the 2018 US Open (6/12/2018).

Driver: Vertical Groove (10.5 degrees)
Shaft: Aldila Rogue 60 Tour X

3 Wood: TaylorMade M4 (15 degrees)
Shaft: Fujikura Atmos Tour Spec 7X

5 Wood: TaylorMade M4 (18 degrees)
Shaft: Fujikura Atmos Tour Spec 7TX

Hybrid: Exotix CBX (19 degrees), Adams Idea a12 (17 degrees)
Shaft: Graphite Design Tour AD DI-95x Hybrid

Irons: TaylorMade r7 (4-PW)
Shaft: KBS Tour

Wedges: Cleveland RTX-3 (54-14), TaylorMade MG Hi-Toe (60), Hopkins Golf (64)
Shaft: True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue S400

Putter: Scotty Cameron Circle T T5W
Grip: Scotty Cameron Pistol

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Brooks Koepka’s Winning WITB: 2018 U.S. Open

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Driver: TaylorMade M3 460 (9.5 degrees)
Shaft: Mitsubishi Diamana D+ 70TX

3 Wood: TaylorMade M2 Tour HL (16.5 degrees)
Shaft: Mitsubishi Diamana D+ 80TX

Driving Iron: Nike Vapor Fly Pro (3)
Shafts: Fujikura Pro 95 Tour Spec X-Flex

Irons: Mizuno JPX-900 Tour (4-PW)
Shafts: True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue X100

Wedges: Titleist Vokey SM7 (52-12F, 56-10S, 60-08M)
Shafts: True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue S400

Putter: Scotty Cameron Tour Only T10 Select Newport 2

Golf Ball: Titleist Pro V1x

Grips: Golf Pride Tour Velvet Cord (Midsize) with one wrap of 2-way tape and one wrap of masking tape

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Matt Parziale WITB 2018

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Equipment is accurate as of the 2018 US Open (6/11/2018).

Driver: Titleist 917D3 (9.5 degrees)
Shaft: Graphite Design Tour AD TP-7X

3 Wood: Titleist 917F3 (13.5 degrees)
Shaft: UST Proforce V2

Driving Iron: Titleist 718 T-MB (2-iron)

Irons: Titleist 718 AP2 (3-9)
Shafts: True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue X100

Wedges: Titleist Vokey SM7 (46-10F, 52-12F), Titleist Vokey 2018 Tour Proto (58-06K)
Shaft: True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue X100

Putter: Rife Abaco Island Series
Grip: Scotty Cameron Pistol

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