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Rory McIlroy to use a TaylorMade Spider Tour putter at the U.S. Open



Update (June 14): McIlroy confirmed that he will use a TaylorMade Spider Tour putter at the U.S. Open at Erin Hills.

After Rory McIlroy signed with TaylorMade in early May, he was using 13-of-14 TaylorMade clubs as he opted to stick with an Odyssey prototype putter. But there were rumors circulating that he was testing out a TaylorMade Spider Tour Red putter.

When McIlroy showed up to the 2017 U.S. Open at Erin Hills on Monday, he had only one putter in his bag: a TaylorMade Spider Tour Red putter. Unlike the “Jason Day” version of the putter, however, McIlroy’s is stamped “Rors” in lime green lettering on the sole, and more importantly, it has a black sight line on the crown of the putter.

During his experimental phase with the Spider putters, McIlroy told Golf Digest that he wanted to try his with different face inserts than the soft, Pure Roll Surlyn insert that Day employs in his flat stick, and McIlroy also wanted a line on top of the putter for improved alignment. For comparison, McIlroy’s putter is pictured on the left and Day’s is on the right.

Rory McIlroy’s Spider (Left) vs. Jason Day’s


“I’ve hit a few putts with it,” McIlroy said. “They made one up for me, it’s the red one with a black line on top. DJ and Jason Day don’t have alignment aids on theirs, but the reason I went to a mallet at the end of last year was that having a line that I felt helped me aim better. When you put the Spider down it gives you a great visual of where you’re aiming. I do want to try a couple of different inserts and faces to get something that feels a little closer to what I’m used to [McIlroy prefers a firmer feel]. I like how it swings and even hitting one off center, it doesn’t seem to lose a lot of its energy, so I’m trying it out. It’s not in the bag yet. We’ll see where it goes from here.”


McIlroy’s Spider Tour Red putter is also outfitted with a black Winn Pistol putter grip.

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  1. Jon

    Jun 19, 2017 at 5:39 pm

    Well, now that the “Big 3” using Spider Tour putters (DJ, Rory, Day) missed the cut at U.S. Open, maybe TM can be convinced to lower the price on this thing? …Not.

  2. Philly Mick

    Jun 15, 2017 at 9:38 pm

    Rory couldn’t make a putt today or find a fairway with even a 3 wood. Taylor Made inferior performing products, struggled to find the 70 yard fairways today or make putts. Rory, you may want to call Titleist back so you can win another major.

  3. jgpl001

    Jun 14, 2017 at 5:08 pm

    I will watch with interest…

    He is a terrible putter, so this can’t make him worse

  4. Jacked_Loft

    Jun 14, 2017 at 11:11 am

    If another player wins a major with this putter I think Scotty will start tearing his hair out.

  5. George

    Jun 14, 2017 at 10:00 am

    Lexi needs one of thes – maybe she can get a blue one

  6. Jonathan Damoante

    Jun 14, 2017 at 1:48 am

    Love that grip on my odyssey 9

  7. Phil

    Jun 13, 2017 at 1:52 pm

    At least he’s fully committed to selling out.

  8. nick

    Jun 12, 2017 at 6:56 pm

    OK, TM is salivating here as they are getting ready to announce the “NEW Spider Limited RORS Edition.” The next line of “limited” releases from the ever growing Spider family.

    each Itsy Bitsy SL has been sold at $299 – i say the RORS goes for $349.

    • Andrew Rivera

      Jun 14, 2017 at 9:16 am

      I’m surprised they didn’t paint it blue and charge $500

      • McPickens

        Jun 14, 2017 at 10:06 pm

        That version will be released in time for Christmas sales and will retail @ $750

  9. Barry

    Jun 12, 2017 at 6:42 pm

    Rors? More like “Bores”

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The Nike 2018 Golf Sunglass Collection is here for Spring



Nike is adding five ultra-lightweight new styles for Spring. The shades introduces the brand’s new innovative Nike Course Tint and air pocket technologies, designed for peak performance on the golf course.

Taking a cue from Nike Golf apparel and footwear, The Nike Vision Golf Collection offers golfers traditional style in frames that are suitable for both on-and-off the course wear.

Several of the models feature Nike’s air pocket temple-cushioning technology, which enhances comfort.

Nike Course Tint is designed to block sunlight, highlight form and enhance contours when outdoors. The new tint balances light transmission and intensifies colors to assist in reading greens and amplifying the whiteness of the ball.

Additional features include durable high-tension hinges, innovative cushioning and ventilated rubber nose bridges to reduce fogging. Select styles also include tapered temple arms designed to fit easily under a hat.

Each pair of sunglasses comes equipped with 100% UVA and UVB protection.

The 2018 Golf Collection includes:

Nike Maverick

Nike Outrider

Nike Pivot Six & Nike Pivot Eight


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Jason Dufner WITB 2018



Equipment is accurate as of the 2018 WGC Dell Match Play (3/20/2018).

Driver: Titleist 917D2 (10.5 Degrees)
Shaft: Project X HZRDUS 65 6.5

3 Wood: Titleist 917F2 (13.5 Degrees)
Shaft: Aldila Tour 80 Tour X

7 Wood: Titleist 915F (21 Degrees)
Shaft: Aldila Rogue 125 MSI 80 Tour X

Irons: Titleist 716 Ap2 (4-PW)
Shaft: True Temper Dynamic Gold AMT S400 Tour Issue

Wedges: Titleist Vokey SM7 (52-12F), Titleist Vokey Design (56), Titleist Vokey 2017 Prototype (60)
Shaft: True Temper DG Spinner

Putter: Scotty Cameron Circle T T5S
Grip: SuperStroke PistolGTR Tour

Golf Ball: Titleist Pro V1x


Discussion: See what GolfWRX members are saying about Dufner’s clubs. 

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Vijay Singh WITB 2018



Equipment is accurate as of the 2018 Arnold Palmer Invitational (3/13/18).

Driver: TaylorMade M2 2016 (9.5 degrees)
Shaft: TPT Golf

3 Wood: TaylorMade Areo Burner (12 degrees)
Shaft: Fujikura Motore Speeder VC 8.2 Tour Spec X

3 Wood: TaylorMade M2 2016 HL (16.5 degrees)
Shaft: Fujikura Motore Speeder VC 8.2 Tour Spec X

3 Wood: Tour Edge Exotics CBX T3 (16.5 degrees)
Shaft: Fujikura Pro 2.0 Tour Spec 7S

Irons: Mizuno MP-4 (3-PW)
Shafts: Nippon N.S. Pro Prototype

Wedges: Wilson Staff FG Tour PMP (54-11, 59-10)
Shafts: Nippon N.S. Pro Modus 3

Putter: Bloodline R1-J
Grip: Bloodline Grip

WITB Notes: We spotted Vijay testing a few different fairway woods at the 2018 Arnold Palmer, and we’ll update this post when we confirm his decisions.


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