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Rory McIlroy WITB 2023 (March)



McIlroy says he switched into a Fujikura Ventus Blue TR 6 X shaft in the new TaylorMade Stealth 2 Plus driver head to get more spin with his shortened 44-inch shaft. Shorter shafts tend to play a bit stiffer than standard lengths, so he had to pivot from his Fujikura Ventus Black 6 X shaft as it wasn’t giving him enough spin. McIlroy doesn’t like the the look of excessive loft on the driver, so he wasn’t inclined to increase the loft on the head.

McIlroy said on Tuesday that he switched into a Fujikura Ventus TR Blue shaft in his TaylorMade Stealth 2 Plus 3-wood at The Players, which sparked his interest in testing the same model of driver shaft.

“It’s nice; it’s a bit more of a lively feel,” McIlroy said of his new driver shaft. “I put (the TR Blue shaft) in the 3-wood at The Players, and it’s just like…I’m liking playing the driver shorter these days, and that black shaft just got so boardy. (The TR Blue) still has got that real stable feel in the handle…I hate looking at loft, so if I’m not playing a driver with more loft, I have to get the spin from somewhere.”

Driver: TaylorMade Stealth 2 Plus (9 degrees)
Shaft: Fujikura Ventus TR Blue 6 X

3-wood: TaylorMade Stealth 2 Plus (15 degrees @13)
Shaft: Fujikura Ventus TR Blue 8 X

5-wood: TaylorMade Stealth 2 Plus (18 degrees @16)
Shaft: Fujikura Ventus Black 9 X

Irons: TaylorMade P760 (3, 4) TaylorMade Rors Proto (5-PW)
Shaft: Project X 7.0

Wedges: TaylorMade MG3 Raw (54), WedgeWorks Proto (58 @59)
Shafts: Project X 6.5

Putter: Scotty Cameron 009M prototype

Ball: TaylorMade TP5x (#22)

Grips: Golf Pride MCC

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  5. Dan Jones

    Mar 22, 2023 at 11:38 am

    Your article on the PGA website about Rory’s clubs says that he arrived at the Austin Golf Club, which is a different club than the Austin Country Club. AGC is Ben Crenshaw’s baby and even more exclusive that ACC. Did Rory actually play ACG in a practice round, or was that a mistake?

  6. Bobby

    Mar 22, 2023 at 9:49 am

    What putter is Danny Lee using?

  7. Jordan

    Mar 21, 2023 at 9:15 pm

    What’s the difference between the 009 and Newport?

    • Louis

      Mar 22, 2023 at 2:26 pm

      They’re the same. 009M is the tour name for the Newport. Tour Type is the tour name for the Newport 2.

      • CP

        Mar 23, 2023 at 11:08 am

        That’s actually incorrect. They’re similar but 009 has thicker top line, larger bumpers, wider body and some other dimensional differences.

  8. Bjorn

    Mar 21, 2023 at 8:03 pm

    What time does LIV Tour come on?

  9. Branden W

    Mar 21, 2023 at 6:08 pm

    Nice to see him get away from the TM Spider and back to a blade similar to those he used to win his majors.

  10. Paulo

    Mar 21, 2023 at 4:37 pm

    Wish they would release 009 at retail. Really annoys me about Cameron

  11. Trevino

    Mar 21, 2023 at 3:12 pm

    Did Rory leave TM?

    • Barrett092510

      Mar 21, 2023 at 9:45 pm

      I’m reading a lot of rumors that he is.

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Maverick McNealy WITB 2023 (June)



  • Maverick McNealy WITB accurate as of the PGA Championship.

Driver: Callaway Paradym Triple Diamond Plus (10.5 degrees @9.5)
Shaft: Graphite Design Tour AD XC 6 TX

4-wood: Callaway Mavrik (16.5 degrees)
Shaft: Fujikura Ventus Black 7 X

Irons: Callaway Apex MB prototype (3-11)
Shafts: True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue X100 (3-11)

Wedges: Callaway MD Forged (56-12 @55.25, 58)
Shafts: True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue S400

Putter: Toulon Stanford MM Custom

Ball: Callaway Chrome Soft**

Grips: Golf Pride MCC

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Thomas Pieters WITB 2023 (June)



Driver: Titleist TSR2 (10 degrees @9.25, C2 SureFit)
Shaft: Mitsubishi Tensei AV Raw Orange 75 TX

3-wood: TaylorMade SIM Max (15 degrees)
Shaft: Mitsubishi Tensei CK Pro White 80 TX

7-wood: TaylorMade SIM2 Max (21 degrees)
Shaft: Mitsubishi Tensei CK Pro White 80 TX

Irons: Titleist 620 CB (3, 4), Titleist 620 MB (5-9)
Shafts: Project X 6.5

Wedges: Titleist Vokey Design SM9 (46-10F, 52-08F, 56-10S), Vokey 2022 Prototype (58-L @60)
Shafts: True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue S400

Putter: TaylorMade Spider GT
Grip: SuperStroke Pistol GTR

Grips: Golf Pride ZGrip

Ball: Titleist Pro V1

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Ludvig Aberg WITB 2023 (June)



Driver: Titleist TSR2 (9 degrees)
Shaft: Aldila Rogue M-AX

3-wood: Titleist TSR2 (15 degrees)
Shaft: Mitsubishi Tensei AV Blue 75 TX

Irons: Titleist T-MB 718 (2 iron), Titleist T-100 (4-9 iron)

Wedges: Titleist Vokey SM9 (50, 54, 60 degrees)
Shafts: KBS Tour 130 X

Putter: Odyssey Works Versa #1

Ball: Titleist 2023 Pro V1x

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