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Rory McIlroy WITB (Early 2017)

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Equipment is accurate as of The Masters (4/4/17). 

Driver: Callaway GBB Epic Sub Zero (9.5 degrees)
Shaft: Mitsubishi Rayon Kuro Kage Silver TiNi 70XTS

Fairway Woods: TaylorMade M2 Tour (13.5 and 18 degrees)
Shaft: Mitsubishi Rayon Tensei CK Blue 90TX (13.5), Fujikura Pro P95X (18)

Irons: Callaway Apex MB Prototype (4-9)
Shafts: True Temper Project X 7.0

Wedges: Titleist Vokey SM6 (46-08 F Grind, 54-10 S Grind and 60-08 M Grind)
Shafts: True Temper Project X 6.5

Putter: Odyssey prototype with Microhinge Insert

Ball: Titleist Pro V1x (2017)

WITB Notes: McIlroy sometimes uses a 3-iron instead of a 5 wood. His Callaway GBB Epic Sub Zero driver is set to -1N (8.5 degrees, neutral). His 3 wood is set to +1N (14.5 degrees, neutral). His 46-degree wedge is bent to 47 degrees. His 54-degree wedge has 8 degrees of bounce. His 60-degree wedge is bent to 59 degrees; it also has a custom Vokey “V Grind.”

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  1. Travis

    Mar 23, 2017 at 2:44 pm

    That is the most obnoxious way to post a comment I have ever seen…

  2. Stuart Macaulay

    Mar 23, 2017 at 9:02 am

    Is that only 13 clubs??

    • Travis

      Mar 23, 2017 at 2:40 pm

      He’s put a 3-iron into the bag per the photos.

  3. David Montgomery

    Mar 22, 2017 at 5:04 pm

    That driver has to have dynamite in it. He keeps bombing further and further . . . . Good for him!

  4. golfstarclient

    Jan 24, 2017 at 4:33 am

    Seems like a lot of tour pros are coming back home to Vokeys. Their grind offerings seem to make the most sense to me. RAW (no) finish to boot!

  5. Timbleking

    Jan 14, 2017 at 1:25 pm

    Nice classical WITB in there. Like it.

  6. Chris Fix

    Jan 13, 2017 at 8:59 am

    That looks like a tini silver shaft and NOT the XT.

    • Andrew

      Jan 14, 2017 at 9:32 am

      That’s the XTS, the tour prototype for the XT. It has the same graphics as the silver.

  7. birdy

    Oct 29, 2016 at 4:28 pm

    Says 2W on the bottom of his driver,
    Is that for tour players only

  8. Mark

    Oct 28, 2016 at 6:41 pm

    The blades are gorgeous but why is he persisting with those awful wedges? Never seen one in a bag all season where I play.

    • Mat

      Oct 29, 2016 at 2:57 pm

      He seems to get on alright with them.

      • Joseph

        Nov 13, 2016 at 7:59 pm

        He surely does have more than 10 million reasons just in October 2016 to like his wedges. Personally, I really like them although I make no comparison between my game and Rory’s.

    • booya cornflakes

      Jan 13, 2017 at 12:30 pm

      You haven’t seen a vokey wedge in a bag where you play? You’re not looking very hard then.

      • Travis

        Jan 13, 2017 at 1:14 pm

        @Booya Cornflakes The comment was posted in October. He was referring to when Rory was using the Nike wedges.

    • KK

      Jan 13, 2017 at 8:36 pm

      Perhaps where you play is full of hacks? You probably fit right in, though.

    • ...........

      Mar 22, 2017 at 8:34 pm

      Maybe the hackers at your course no something Rory doesnt….. 🙂

  9. Uhit

    Oct 28, 2016 at 5:54 pm

    If the M2 driver is set to “lower”, it should reduce the loft approx. 2 degree – according to TaylorMade…
    …thus he seems to play this driver with approx. 7.5 degree…

    • Kevin

      Oct 29, 2016 at 4:48 am

      They have different cogs on tour

    • Zak Kozuchowski

      Oct 29, 2016 at 7:38 am

      Tour Players generally use the 3-degree loft sleeves, not the 4-degree loft sleeves.

      • Uhit

        Oct 29, 2016 at 2:50 pm

        For what reason?
        Is there an advantage in comparison to the 4-degree loft sleeve?

        • OF

          Oct 29, 2016 at 3:24 pm

          I would assume that they have access to any of the 2-, 3- and 4-degree sleeves. It just depends what kind of specs they’re looking to get. No advantage per se, just different.

        • william elliott

          Nov 21, 2016 at 12:32 am

          goes up to 11

  10. Tinkererererer

    Oct 28, 2016 at 1:40 pm

    Too soon to be calling it THE bag for 2017, innit? He may yet tinker and change a few things in the next couple months

  11. Nolan Person

    Oct 28, 2016 at 12:04 pm

    Why did they not regrip his driver after setting it to the “lower” setting on the hosel adjustment?

    • OF

      Oct 29, 2016 at 3:26 pm

      Good question. I hope that’s not his usual ribbed version of the NDMC.

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Patton Kizzire’s Winning WITB: 2017 OHL Classic at Mayakoba

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Driver: Titleist 917D3 (10.5 degrees)
Shaft: Fujikura Atmos Tour Spec 6X

3 Wood: Titleist 917F2 (16.5 degrees)
Shaft: Aldila Tour Blue TX-Flex

Hybrid: Titleist 913H (19 degrees)
Shaft: UST Mamiya Axiv Core X-Flex

Irons: Titleist 718 T-MB (4 iron), Titleist 718 CB (5, 6 iron), Titleist 718 MB (7-PW)
Shafts: True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue X100

Wedges: Titleist Vokey TVD prototype (52, 56 and 60 degrees)
Shafts: True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue X100

Putter: Scotty Cameron GoLo Tour

Golf Ball: Titleist Pro V1x

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Branden Grace’s Winning WITB: 2017 Nedbank Golf Challenge

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Driver: Callaway GBB Epic Sub Zero (9 degrees)
Shaft: Fujikura SIX

3 Wood: Callaway XR 16 Pro (16 degrees)
Shaft: Fujikura SIX Tour

Irons: Callaway Apex UT (3-4), Callaway X Forged ’13 (5-PW)
Shafts: Project X 6.5

Wedges: Callaway Mack Daddy Prototype (52, 56 and 60 degrees)
Shafts: Project X 6.5

Putter: Odyssey Works Jailbird

Golf Ball: Titleist Pro V1x

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Patrick Cantlay’s Winning WITB: 2017 Shriners Hospitals for Children Open

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Driver: Titleist 917D2 (9.5 degrees)
Shaft: Mitsubishi Rayon Diamana S-Series 73X

3 Wood: Titleist 915F (15 degrees)
Shaft: Mitsubishi Rayon S+ 70TX

Hybrid: Titleist 816 H2 (21 degrees)
Shaft: Fujikura Speeder Evolution HB 95X

Irons: Titleist 716 AP2 (4-PW)
Shafts: True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue X100

Wedges: Titleist Vokey SM5 (54-10 S Grind), Titleist Vokey SM6 (56 and 60 degrees)
Shafts: True Temper XP 115 S300 (4-PW) and Dynamic Gold S300 (AW, SW, LW)

Putter: Scotty Cameron GSS prototype

Golf Ball: Titleist Pro V1x

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