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Rory McIlroy’s Winning WITB: 2018 Arnold Palmer Invitational

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Driver: TaylorMade M3 460 (8.5 degrees)
Shaft: Mitsubishi Tensei Orange 70TX

3 Wood: TaylorMade M3 (15 degrees)
Shaft: Mitsubishi Tensei CK Pro White 80TX

5 Wood: TaylorMade M3 (19 degrees)
Shaft: Fujikura Rombax P95X

Irons: TaylorMade P-750 (4), TaylorMade “Rors Proto” P-730 (5-9)
Shafts: Project X 7.0

Wedges: TaylorMade Milled Grind (48, 52 and 58 degrees), Taylormade Hi-Toe (60 degrees)
Shafts: Project X 6.5

Putter: TaylorMade TP Collection Black Copper Soto (with slant neck)

Golf Ball: TaylorMade TP5x

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  1. Dave r

    Mar 20, 2018 at 7:29 pm

    Who won oh Rory . Thought it was mr smiles by all the coverage he got. Oh ya tiger is back not.

  2. Ryan

    Mar 19, 2018 at 12:34 pm

    Wasn’t he playing a 790 2 iron, and not a 5 wood?

    • RG

      Mar 21, 2018 at 9:38 pm

      I followed him from 9 on and your right. He had the iron not the 5 wood. Dont know how to post photos here but i got some really good pics of his bag.

  3. Jack Nash

    Mar 19, 2018 at 12:19 pm

    Noticed during GC’s telecast, all they could talk about was Tigers CH speed. He finished 6th in driving for the Tourney. Guess the 5 above him had better speed GC?

  4. joseph dreitler

    Mar 19, 2018 at 12:10 pm

    One of the best rounds of golf I have ever seen in my 67 years. Amazing turnaround on his putting in 1 week.
    I have to also say that when the head of Taylor Made talks about how he thinks it would be awful to roll back the ball that Tour pros use, did anyone ask him if the average person going into Golf Galaxy could order and receive that EXACT set of clubs that Rory used? We know that the answer is “no you cannot” (whether you could hit them is a different question). So if I cannot buy the 14 clubs that Rory (or Tiger or Jason or Dustin) uses, why do I care about playing a TaylorMade ball that is different from his that says TaylorMade on it? Just curious.

    • Robert Parsons

      Mar 19, 2018 at 12:16 pm

      Does Rory not play the TP5x as listed above? Is he playing a special ball stamped TM? If so, what is it? I have no idea.

    • Spitfisher

      Mar 19, 2018 at 12:26 pm

      Wrong, all those shafts and heads are availble including the irons and wedges……not sure what your point we either.

      • joseph dreitler

        Mar 19, 2018 at 12:45 pm

        Please. To suggest that you can buy the same equipment that Tour Pro plays strains credulity. Not buying it. Your Only means what?

      • RG

        Mar 21, 2018 at 9:42 pm

        His point is that pros often play 1 off or custom clubs and shafts that are not available to the public. this belies the question that if a pro can get clubs and put them into play that are not available to the public (Stenson’s Legacy irons) what’s the big deal about the golf ball being exactly the same/

  5. Zach

    Mar 19, 2018 at 11:02 am

    Real curious how he has those wedges bent. I’m guessing 58 to 57? Maybe keep 60 as is?

  6. joe

    Mar 19, 2018 at 10:46 am

    One of the sickest rounds of golf I’ve seen in a long time. Absolutely unreal!
    That drive he hit on the back nine right past the traps, same one Tiger yanked his drive left was amazing. I’m a Tiger fan, but Tiger can’t compete w/ this Rory man-beast, Tiger went from 1 shot back to 8 shots back in a matter of about one hour.

    • Chris Howard

      Mar 19, 2018 at 12:11 pm

      Even if Tiger didnt go OB on the 13th and say got a birdie there… he still loses because Rory went -8…lol… All Tiger did was lose second place to finish T-5…. Tiger was on pace to shoot possible 65-66 and he would have lost by 4 strokes…lol

      • Glen

        Apr 3, 2018 at 4:30 am

        You don’t know that. Tiger making a birdie there and making a real charge child have affected Rory’s game. Golf is a billion variable scenario.

        Having said that, I’m a Tiger fan, but when Rory is on, I think he is untouchable buy any current golfer!!

  7. larry

    Mar 19, 2018 at 8:13 am

    Too bad he’s using junk equipment.

  8. Benny

    Mar 19, 2018 at 5:51 am

    Only 13 clubs in the bag? Usually when he drops a wedge he adds a 3i. Suspect WRX didn’t get a pic of a new puter. Bummer.

  9. Foo

    Mar 19, 2018 at 3:30 am

    Fooking awesome bag

  10. Joe

    Mar 19, 2018 at 1:16 am

    Congratulations Rory! Was hard to find a news story that actually talked about who won the Tournament. Amazing 64, that was one of the best and most under-reported final rounds in recent memory.

  11. Henry

    Mar 18, 2018 at 10:39 pm

    Any pics of the new putter anywhere?

    • Tad Hamilton

      Mar 18, 2018 at 10:45 pm

      Look up Taylor Made Daytona Rossa, his putter came out in 2002.

      You deserve all the credit for that round. Good playing today Laddie!

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With the PGA Tour’s 2019-2020 schedule expected in the weeks ahead, the Detroit News reports the Tour could announce (Detroit-based) Quicken Loans will sponsor an event at Detroit Golf Club. The company ceased sponsorship of the former Quicken Loans National in Washington, D.C. last year.

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We’ll have to wait (eagerly) for official word on the Detroit event.

 

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