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Rory switches to Nike Vapor irons at Dunhill Links Championship

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A week after putting Nike’s new Vapor Pro driver in play at the Ryder Cup, Rory McIlroy looks to be going all in with the new Nike line he helped launch in New York City during the FedEx Cup playoffs.

That’s right, the world No. 1 was spotted with a bag full of Nike Vapor Pro irons during the first round of the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship.

See our full breakdown of the Nike 2015 equipment line here.

It’s no surprise Rory decided to go with the Vapor Pro driver in competition, given statements like these:

“The first thing I noticed when I hit this driver was how hot it was. Then, I found that I could really control the flight and work it both ways on the golf course. I saw added ball speed on the monitor and am getting 10-15 yards more distance on the golf course this week.”

And perhaps we shouldn’t be surprised that McIlroy has gone so quickly to the Vapor Pro irons. After all, he won’t really have an off-season to speak of given his international schedule over the next few months, as he’s reported to have been practicing with clubs for months.

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  1. Teaj

    Oct 13, 2014 at 9:48 am

    the black on the back is that an insert or black paint?

  2. christian

    Oct 4, 2014 at 8:31 pm

    So I fully expect that Rory’s driving statistics for this season will show a 15 yards increase then..Or?

    • JOEL GOODMAN

      Oct 8, 2014 at 8:10 pm

      does anyone really care? he could play with my wilson Staff irons from 1960 and still be world # 1/ Nike makes crap and always will, that’s why they have to pay these guys millions to play their junk.

  3. moses

    Oct 4, 2014 at 10:30 am

    Looks like it too 1 round to get used to them. 😀
    He is lighting it up. Sat round -8 after 13 holes.

  4. Mike

    Oct 4, 2014 at 9:48 am

    This isn’t rocket science folks. Rory switched because he and Tiger came out and publicly endorsed the new sticks…he’s kind of obligated to play it…my question to this board is how soon will TW switch? Never mind, it just hit me that his new bag matches the color scheme of the new Vapors. When he tees it up at his World Challenge in Dec the new sticks will be in the bag.

  5. max

    Oct 2, 2014 at 8:55 pm

    No better marketing machine than paying the #1 player big dough to toot the horns of your product.

    • bradford

      Oct 3, 2014 at 7:31 am

      Money is in fact the bottom line, but do you think the #1 would take the deal if the equipment weren’t worth it? Is the #1 SOOO much better than the rest that he could beat them with a piece of junk?

      Taylormade floods the market, Titleist sells to the Holier than thou crowd, Nike pays athletes.

      • JH

        Oct 3, 2014 at 2:10 pm

        Titleist does what? You sound really dumb saying that.

        TaylorMade pays more guys to play their stuff than any other company.

        • Baka

          Oct 4, 2014 at 12:35 pm

          No, JH, he’s exactly right. All of the Titleist people are like apple customers. Entitleist typically a year late on tech and often borrow ideas from companies that are will to put themselves out there. (TMag, Nike, and Callaway)

        • mgm

          Oct 6, 2014 at 3:16 pm

          Titleist pays the most players to use their stuff: don’t forget they are primarily a ball manufacturer, the clubs are an afterthought. Easiest contract to sign is the titleist/footjoy deal. Why do you think its the “number one ball one tour.”

      • MHendon

        Oct 3, 2014 at 3:11 pm

        20 million, yeah I think he would have taken the deal even if the equipment was crap. That is if know one else was offering him anything close. However of course the equipment is good, every manufactures equipment is.

  6. littledreamer

    Oct 2, 2014 at 7:30 pm

    Am I the only one that finds these UGLY?
    Used to play 690.MB’s.
    Tried all year to like Pro Combos.
    Back to 690.mb’s.

    Nike has lost me. UGLY!

  7. Ethan

    Oct 2, 2014 at 6:15 pm

    I also noticed that rory switched shafts in his driver. He is playing the new Diamana.

  8. JR

    Oct 2, 2014 at 6:08 pm

    • MHendon

      Oct 3, 2014 at 3:02 pm

      Wow been playing for 20 years never heard of or seen those but there is definitely some similarity. What’s old is new again!

      • Finchley

        Oct 4, 2014 at 11:12 am

        Not some, but definite rip off.

      • Wedgie

        Oct 4, 2014 at 8:58 pm

        MHendon,
        Wait till you see the new Nike wedges. They look identical to the Rileys.

  9. Chace

    Oct 2, 2014 at 4:42 pm

    Does anyone feel the same way, all the Victory Red clubs represent Tiger, and his old dominant era in Nike. Now Rory seems took over that THRONE last year, and Vapor came in just in time. No wonder why he switch so fast to this line, and we may see a lot of fluorescence yellow in his apparels next year too.

    • Nick

      Oct 2, 2014 at 10:30 pm

      The “Volt” will be used as a universal colour story across all Nike’s brands. First time ever. You will be seeing that yellow a lot.

      • Martin de Porres

        Oct 5, 2014 at 2:35 am

        My old Sasquatch Tour was yellow, as was most Nike’s line.

    • Zak

      Oct 3, 2014 at 12:05 am

      Tiger designed the new Vapor Pro irons (they were designed for him from his input and tweeks). They are keeping the cavity back technology in the drivers, but added the compression channel, for Tiger (he loved his old VR Tour driver).

      The changes are all for Tiger, not Rory. Tiger is Nike golf. Rory is great right now, but Tiger is still “IT”. Either way, Nike a Golf is in a great situation. I’m loving the Vapor Pro driver. It will be tested ASAP. Same with the Pro irons.

  10. Scooter McGavin

    Oct 2, 2014 at 12:42 pm

    I don’t see why this would be surprising or unexpected. I hit the Vapor Pro Combo irons and they feel great, so I can only imagine these are great too. That, and if I was getting paid $20 million a year, I’d play with whatever I was told.

  11. moses

    Oct 2, 2014 at 10:46 am

    2015 another year of adjustments due to new equipment.
    2016 another breakout year after getting used to new equipment.

    One thing about Tiger is that he rarely switched equipment.

    • Joel

      Oct 2, 2014 at 12:22 pm

      So by this logic you don’t think Rory will change what’s in his bag for the 2016 season?

    • MHendon

      Oct 2, 2014 at 4:47 pm

      I suspect getting use to the ball was the bigger adjustment for Rory not the equipment and I think he’s sticking with the same ball.

    • cody

      Oct 3, 2014 at 10:12 am

      I dont know where this idea that tiger “RARELY” changes equipment comes from. He has switch equipment as much as anyone else out there. I would go through and list all the changes but a simple google interweb search will show you everything you need.

      • Chris

        Oct 3, 2014 at 12:29 pm

        I’m going to respectfully disagree. While yes, he may change the actual equipment, the style/shape/design seems to remain the same so the change isn’t that drastic. Hell he was still hitting a 975D with a TT x100 shaft even in 2006

  12. Josh

    Oct 2, 2014 at 10:35 am

    I have a feeling 2015 is going to be a huge year for Nike Golf.

    • TW

      Oct 2, 2014 at 10:55 am

      agreed, ive been a callaway guy for a while but im done with them. On deck…….Titleist/Nike

      • adolfo

        Oct 2, 2014 at 1:03 pm

        I agree too. It wouldn’t surprise me in Nike picks up a few more players going into the new year. It wont shock me if TW plays the new irons next yr.

        Personally, Im looking forward to trying out that Vapor Driver. Im definitely curious to see what it can do

        • MHendon

          Oct 3, 2014 at 3:07 pm

          They’ll pick up a few more players if they pay a few more players. Same as every other manufacturer.

      • adolfo

        Oct 2, 2014 at 1:21 pm

        Josh – may want to try out some Mizunos too.

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GolfWRX Classifieds (12/2/20): Cameron “Circle T”, Jordan V’s, Cobra SpeedZone

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At GolfWRX, we love golf equipment plain and simple.

We are a community of like-minded individuals that all experience and express our enjoyment for the game in many ways. It’s that sense of community that drives day-to-day interactions in the forums on topics that range from best driver to what marker you use to mark your ball, it even allows us to share another thing – the equipment itself.

One of the best ways to enjoy equipment is to experiment and whether you are looking to buy-sell-or trade (as the name suggests) you can find almost anything in the GolfWRX BST Forum. From one-off custom Scotty Cameron Circle T putters, to iron sets, wedges, and barely hit drivers, you can find it all in our constantly updated marketplace.

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In our forums, our members have been discussing their favorite new players irons. WRXer ‘Theweekday’ is on the hunt for a new set of irons and reaches out to fellow members for their favorite new players irons from the new releases. And our members have been putting forward their best picks in our forum.

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TaylorMade MyTP putter program allows golfers to customize Juno, Soto designs

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Building on the success of its MySpider program, TaylorMade is introducing MyTP, a custom-design platform for its TP line of putters.

The traditional shapes of the TP line’s Juno and Soto models can be customized in 11 areas. And whether golfers prefer the more rounded appearance of the Soto or the more squared-off look of the Juno, the bevy of opportunities to customize these blades offers myriad unique design possibilities.

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From colors, to engraving, to stamping, finish and sightlines, MyTP brings “an extensive level of personalization to a traditional line of blade putters, delivering an ideal blend of the classic and the modern,” says Bill Price, Senior Director of Product Creation, Putter & Wedge.

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TaylorMade MyTP color and personalization options, below

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MyTP: Specs, pricing, and availability

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