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Rory McIlroy WITB 2017 (TaylorMade)

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Equipment accurate as of The Players Championship (5/9/16).

Driver: TaylorMade 2017 M2 (8.5 degrees at 8.25 degrees)
Shaft: Mitsubishi Rayon Kuro Kage Silver 70 XTS

3 Wood: TaylorMade 2017 M2 Tour (13.5 degrees)
Shaft: Mitsubishi Rayon Tensei CK Pro White 80TX

5 Wood: TaylorMade 2017 M2 Tour (19 degrees)
Shaft: Fujikura Rombax P95X

Irons: TaylorMade P750 Tour Proto (3-4), TaylorMade “Rors Proto” (5-9)
Shafts: True Temper Project X 7.0

Wedges: TaylorMade Milled Grind (48-09 SB, 54-11 SB, 60-09 LB)
Shafts: Temper Project X 6.5

Putter: Odyssey Prototype with Microhinge Insert

Ball: TaylorMade TP5x (#22)

WITB Notes: McIlroy arrived at The Players with a TaylorMade M2 2017 (15 degrees) with a Mitsubishi Rayon Tensei CK Pro White 80TX shaft in his bag, as well as a TaylorMade Tour Preferred UDI (1 iron) with Project X HZRDUS Black 105X (6.5-Flex) shaft. He also brought extra wedges: TaylorMade’s Milled Grind 52-09 SB and 56-12 SB with True Temper Project X 6.5 shafts. 

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Discussion: See what GolfWRX members are saying about Rory’s TaylorMade equipment.

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  1. Kenn

    May 13, 2017 at 12:08 am

    Name names… or else you are what you accuse others of …..!

  2. Tony Rich

    May 12, 2017 at 3:28 am

    “Geez, he’s been left of left all day”- Nick Faldo in Rory’s first round driving at The Players. Welcome to Taylor Made drivers Rors ????

    • Tony Rich

      May 14, 2017 at 12:37 am

      “I’ve never seen anyone that far right, he went in the lake two holes over.”- Johnny Miller after JB Holmes hit his drive 100 yards right on 14….welcome to the world of a Taylor Made driver. Rory just made a huge mistake.

    • DrRob1963

      May 16, 2017 at 2:48 am

      I don’t know about that – it was the player, not the tool at fault – Si Woo Kim seemed quite happy with his TMs – His M1 Driver was pretty good on Sunday. He could even hit a green via the palm tree on Saturday!
      I game Callaway’s GBB – they go quite nicely! Maybe Rory should have stuck with his GBB Epic Sub-Zero.

  3. JW

    May 12, 2017 at 1:41 am

    So can anyone confirm the 14 wrenches that were in play today at The Players?

    Here is my guess for his bag:

    M2 8.25- KK 70X
    M2 15- CK Pro White 80TX
    UDI 16- HZRDUS 105X
    Rors Proto’s- PX 7.0
    Milled Grind (48, 52, 56, 60)- PX 6.5
    Not sue on putter these days!!!

    I absolutely love his PROTO RORS musclebacks– they are SICK!! I also really like the finish on those wedges– which I think is tour only as well.

    AWESOME SET!

    JW

  4. Bryan

    May 11, 2017 at 4:05 pm

    Well actually the club heads make a huge difference in the set up of the golf club. If a club head doesn’t look good to a tour player he won’t hit it… I don’t care what shaft is in the head.
    Back when DL lll switched to Titelist the company spent upwards of $200k to get his club heads to look the way they needed to fit Davis’ eye. When Tiger woods switched from his Mizuno MP-29 back in the day to Titelist they had to manufacture iron heads to fit his eye. And those Titleist heads were almost a dead ringer to the MP-29 blades with titelist stamped on the back. Club heads are everything to a players eye and feel.

    • Kenn

      May 13, 2017 at 12:15 am

      Why are you peddling such falsity, fake news about Titleist spending $200k simply for cosmetic appearance to DLIII’s eye? As for Mizuno and TW, that’s just horsefeathers!
      Your “eye” and “feel” comments are misleading if not outright false because those factors only impact on recreational hackers who only look at their clubs and only feel mis-hits.
      You can’t speak on behalf of tour players and you are only making up fake stories.

  5. Joey

    May 11, 2017 at 1:31 pm

    I want a set of those muscle back irons

  6. Bwoody01

    May 11, 2017 at 8:52 am

    That putter shaft has a ding in it at the El Ho Sel – so does that make it illegal?

  7. Jmizzle

    May 10, 2017 at 11:43 pm

    look at those cavity backs…play a real iron

  8. Mr Poopoo

    May 10, 2017 at 4:07 pm

    Did Rors sign with TM? I though he was still an equipment free agent?

    • Tom1

      May 11, 2017 at 8:57 pm

      It’s beneficial to have support staff at tourney’s when your equipment needs adjusting.

  9. Double Ace

    May 10, 2017 at 2:44 pm

    What difference does if make if TaylorMade release s 125 clubs, or if the club golfers want or need them. It isn’t a fluke that many tour pros are switching to TM clubs. You see the guys who are winning, Dustin Johnson, Sergio Garcia. You guys banging on TM sound like sour grapes. people will buy what they want, and they certainly aren’t up to taking advice from the internet tour!

  10. The Dude

    May 10, 2017 at 12:07 pm

    Thank you Mr. Miura…….

  11. Desmond

    May 10, 2017 at 12:02 pm

    Surprised he went with their wedges

  12. westphi

    May 10, 2017 at 11:31 am

    Still the the ugliest irons on the market…

  13. Joro

    May 10, 2017 at 10:03 am

    My son was on Tour for years on the Tour Van and TM has in the past made special clubs for players, like one of a kind that they usually mill out of a block of steel. I remember they made a one of set for Mike Weir that was actually 3 sets. I too am lefty and he had an extra set in the Van that disappeared one day, and no, not to me. Anyway it never make it to production as the Rory Irons probably won’t. It is getting ridiculous though what they will do. I think a one of set costs then about 30K to make.

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  15. rebfan73

    May 10, 2017 at 7:46 am

    I would say sellout, but I’d take the money too…….

  16. H

    May 10, 2017 at 1:44 am

    If them Protos don’t perform as designed, it’ll be sad. Lets see what kind of flight he gets out of these irons with the bored out mid section. I mean, what would that shaved out section do to the balance of the head?

  17. Soggy golfer

    May 9, 2017 at 10:28 pm

    I feel like a 13.5 degree 3 wood is a wasted club for Rory. It would be pointless unless of the tee. Dig that UDI #1 though.

  18. Sydney

    May 9, 2017 at 4:06 pm

    Irons look amazing. How long does it take to make them? Or does TM just place an order to a standard forging house in Japan that Rory was already familiar with?

  19. golfraven

    May 9, 2017 at 3:33 pm

    You would think that Tiger and Rory now come as a pack of two. You cannot sign them up seperately. This is a big hit to Callaway and somehow the Epic line is loosing the charm since more and more players not hitting those drivers anymore. Wonder how much Tiger invested in TM and maybe Rory is joining to bail him out or both will take over TM. I guess Tiger will need to suck it up if Rory gets his signature clubs (irons and maybe wedges in the future).

  20. C

    May 9, 2017 at 2:34 pm

    I see Mizuno MP18 with a cylindrical bore instead of line. Same darned iron.

  21. Johnnylongballz

    May 9, 2017 at 1:56 pm

    Where is TM getting the money to pay all these guys?

    • Kenn

      May 10, 2017 at 2:09 am

      … mmmm… you… mehbe ….?

    • JR

      May 10, 2017 at 10:25 am

      Four sets of irons a season, half a dozen drivers and fairways and a complete range of new putters not to mention the annual ‘new improved’ ball launch. TM make good clubs but in terms of performance they’ve gone as far as they can – it’s all about aesthetics now and the gullibility of the club golfers who just have to have the latest of everything.

  22. emb

    May 9, 2017 at 1:12 pm

    Looks like Tiger told him to come play his TM irons since he won’t be anytime soon

    • P

      May 9, 2017 at 2:28 pm

      HAHAHAHAHA I get it!!! Cause Tiger’s injured again and can’t play! HAHAHAHA

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Jimmy Walker spotted testing a Titleist prototype driver?

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As spotted by GolfWRX Forum Member “anthony007,” Jimmy Walker was shown on the Golf Channel’s Morning Drive hitting an unidentified driver at the Warrior Open.

In anthony007’s forum post, along with the photo, he asks the question “Is this a new Driver from Titleist?”

Well, it’s hard to tell from the grainy photo exactly what the driver says on the sole. But then Jimmy Walker himself posted on Twitter saying: “Great catch! Its always fun to test new prototypes and the [Titleist on Tour] guys have given me some cool toys to play with that are incredible – but unfortunately I can’t talk about them yet!”

While the response is a bit cryptic, it does seem that Walker confirms he was indeed testing a Titleist prototype driver.

What do you think?

Click here to see what GolfWRX members are saying about the photo.

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UNLV Rebels WITB: 2018 NCAA Men’s Championship

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The University Of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) Men’s Golf team is participating in the 2018 NCAA Championship at Karsten Creek Golf Club in Stillwater, Oklahoma on May 25-30. Representing the Mountain West Conference, the team is led by Head Coach Dwaine Knight.

To see the team’s full roster, click here

Below, we highlight the clubs and shafts that each of the players on the team are using at the championship.

Shintaro Ban

Driver: Callaway Rogue Sub Zero (9 degrees)
Shaft: Mitsubishi Tensei CK Orange 70TX

3 Wood: Callaway Rogue Sub Zero (15 degrees)
Shaft: Mitsubishi Tensei CK Pro Blue 80TX

Hybrid: Callaway Epic (20 degrees)
Shaft: Oban Steel 115

Irons: Callaway X Forged (4 and 5 iron), Callaway Apex MB (6-PW)
Shafts: True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue X100

Wedges: Fourteen RM Raw wedge (50, 55 and 60 degrees)
Shafts: True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue X100 (50 and 55), S400 (60)

Putter: Odyssey O-Works 7S

Harry Hall

Driver: Titleist 917D2 (8.5 degrees)
Shaft: Mitsubishi Tensei CK Orange 70TX

3 Wood: Titleist 917 F3 (15 degrees)
Shaft: Aldila Rogue M-AX 65TX

5 Wood: Titleist 917 F2 (18 degrees)
Shaft: Aldila Rogue M-AX 65TX

Irons: Titleist 718 AP2 (3-9 iron)
Shafts: KBS Tour V 120X

Wedges: Titleist SM7 (48, 54 and 60 degrees)
Shafts: True Temper Dynamic Gold S300

Putter: Evenroll ER5 Hatchback (36.5 inches)

Jack Trent

Driver: Titleist 917D3 (8.5 degrees)
Shaft: Graphite Design Tour AD-TP 7X

3 Wood: TaylorMade M2 Tour (15 degrees)
Shaft: Graphite Design Tour AD-DI 8TX

Hybrid: Titleist H2 818 (17 degrees)
Shaft: Graphite Design Tour AD-DI 105X

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

Wedges: Titleist Vokey SM7 (50, 56 and 60 degrees)
Shafts: True Temper Dynamic Gold X100

Putter: Scotty Cameron Futura X5R
Grip: SuperStroke Flatso 1.0 (35 inches)

Justin Kim

Driver: TaylorMade M2 2017 (10.5 degrees)
Shaft: Graphite Design Tour AD-TP 7TX

3 Wood: TaylorMade M2 2017 (15 degrees)
Shaft: Graphite Design Tour AD-TP 8TX

Driving Iron: Titleist 712U (3 iron)
Shaft: Graphite Design Tour AD-DI 105X

Irons: TaylorMade P-750 (4-PW)
Shaft: KBS $-Taper 130X

Wedges: Titleist Vokey Sm6 (50, 54 and 58)
Shafts: True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue S400

Putter: Scotty Cameron

Golf Ball: Titleist Pro V1

Justin Chong

Driver: TaylorMade M4
Shaft: Graphite Design Tour AD-IZ 6X

3 Wood: TaylorMade M3
Shaft: Graphite Design Tour AD-DI 7X

5 Wood: Ping G30
Shaft: Graphite Design Tour AD-DI 7X

Hybrid: TaylorMade M1 (21 degrees)
Shaft: Graphite Design Tour AD 85X

Irons: Miura CB-57 (4-PW)
Shafts: Project X LZ 6.5

Wedges: Titleist Vokey SM7 (52-09 F Grind and 58-08 M Grind)
Shafts: True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue S400

Putter: Odyssey V-Line Fang O-Works

Golf Ball: Titleist Pro V1

Garrick Higgo

Driver: Titleist 917D3 (9.5 degrees)
Shaft: Aldila Rogue Silver 60X 120MS

3 Wood: Titleist 917F3 (15 degrees)
Shaft: Mitsubishi Diamana Black 70 TX

Hybrid: Titleist 816H2 (18 degrees)
Shaft: Aldila Rogue 85H X-Flex

Driving Iron: Titleist TMB (2, 3 and 4 iron)
Shaft: KBS C-Taper 130X

Irons: Titleist AP2 (5-PW, GW)
Shafts: KBS C -Taper 130X

Wedges: Titleist Vokey SM7 Matte Black (55 and 60 degrees)
Shafts: KBS C-Taper 130X

Putter: Scotty Cameron Futura X7M Black Tour Only

Ball: Titleist Pro V1

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Spotted: New Aldila Rogue Silver 130 MSI shaft

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The official Tour launch of the Aldila Rogue Silver 130 MSI shaft is this week at the 2018 Forth Worth Invitational at Colonial, and we were able to snap a few photos on the range. MSI stands for millions of pounds per square inch, and basically, it refers to how stiff the fiber is — the higher the number, the greater stiffness it has.

Headed to retail later this summer, according to Aldila, the lower-launching, lower-spinning Rogue Silver 130 MSI is the successor to the Rogue Silver 125 MSI.

Per the company, the new Rogue Silver 130 MSI will feature the same tapered butt-counter-balanced design as the 125. The stronger 130 MSI carbon fiber produces slightly lower torque, however, and is the strongest material in a Rogue shaft to date.

Several Tour pros have already made the switch to the new shaft:

  • Jimmy Walker put the 70 TX in his driver for the first time at The Players. He had been gaming the 80 TX in his fairway wood since the Masters.
  • Kevin Chappell has been playing the 80 TX in both his 3 and 5-woods.
  • Martin Flores has put the 70 TX in his driver
  • Chez Reavie put the 60 TX in his driver at the Masters.

We’ll bring you more details as they become available closer to launch. Click here to see what GolfWRX members are saying about the new shaft in our forums.

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