Equipment editor Hannah Holden delves into the different bags of Rory McIlroy since he burst onto the scene in 2007

A TaylorMade staffer for some while now, the four-time major champion has chopped and changed his setup since turning pro. Let’s take a look at Rory McIlroy’s gear through the years…

Rory McIlroy’s gear through the years: 2007

When Rory joined the pro ranks back in 2007 he immediately signed with Titleist, the brand he had been using as an amateur.

Rory McIlroy gear through the years

He stuck to a similar set-up through out his years with Titleist pairing blade irons with Vokey wedges and a Scotty Cameron blade putter.

Rory McIroy WITB 2007

Driver: Titleist 907D2 driver
Fairway wood: Titleist 906 
Hybrid: Titleist 585
Irons: Titleist 660 MB
Wedges: Vokey wedges
Putter: Scotty Cameron Studio Select Newport 2
Ball: Titleist Pro V1x

Rory McIlroy’s gear through the years: 2013

Six years into his professional career McIlroy signed a decade-long sponsorship deal with Nike leading to a full overhaul of his equipment.

Rory McIlroy gear through the years

Although the brand was new McIlroy kept a familiar setup, putting the Nike VR Pro blades in play with similar aesthetics to his Titleist MB irons. He was also known to put his Scotty in play on numerous occasions.

Rory McIlroy WITB 2013

Driver: Nike VRS Covert
Fairway wood: Nike VR Limited
Irons: Nike VR Pro blades
Wedges: Nike VR Pro wedges
Putter: Nike Method
Ball: Nike RZN Black

Rory McIlroy’s gear through the years: 2017

McIlroy suddenly became a free agent in August of 2016 when Nike announced they would be dropping out of the hardware game.

He kept the Nike gear in play that year including his victory at the Tour Championship which secured him the FedEx Cup.

It wasn’t until 2017 we saw him begin to tweak his setup and he teed it up at the Masters with nearly a full bag of Callaway equipment in play.

Rory McIlroy gear through the years

Rory McIlroy WITB 2017 (The Masters)

Driver: Callaway GBB Epic Sub Zero (9.5°, Mitsubishi Rayon Kuro Kage Silver TiNi 70XTS shaft)
Fairway woods: TaylorMade M2 Tour 3-wood (13.5°, Mitsubishi Rayon Tensei CK Blue 90TX shaft) and 5-wood (18°, Fujikura Pro P95X shaft)
Irons: Callaway Apex MB Prototype (4-9, True Temper Project X 7.0 shafts)
Wedges: Titleist Vokey SM6 (46°, 54° and 60°, True Temper Project X 6.5 shafts)
Putter: Odyssey Prototype with Microhinge Insert
Ball: Titleist Pro V1x

Looking at this bag setup many people believed a new deal with Callaway was imminent. So it came as quite a surprise when McIlroy was snapped up by TaylorMade on a full bag and ball deal not long after he left Augusta.

Rory McIlroy WITB 2017 (The Players)

Driver: TaylorMade 2017 M2 (8.5°, Mitsubishi Rayon Kuro Kage Silver 70 XTS shaft)
Fairway woods: TaylorMade 2017 M2 Tour 3-wood (13.5°, Mitsubishi Rayon Tensei CK Pro White 80TX shaft) and 5-wood (19°, Fujikura Rombax P95X shaft)
Irons: TaylorMade P750 Tour Proto (3-4), TaylorMade ‘Rors Proto’ (5-9, True Temper Project X 7.0 shafts)
Wedges: TaylorMade Milled Grind (48°, 54° and 60°, Temper Project X 6.5 shafts)
Putter: Odyssey Prototype
Ball: TaylorMade TP5x (#22)

Rory McIlroy gear through the years

Since then he has put numerous of TaylorMade’s technology to the test. Of course with his dominance off the tee it is the M2, M5 and now the SIM driver that have grabbed most of our attentions.

Rory McIlroy gear through the years

Rory McIlroy’s gear through the years: 2020

Perhaps one of the biggest improvements in his game since joining TaylorMade has been on the putting green. The switch to the Spider X certainly seemed to influence this.

Rory McIlroy gear through the years

Driver: TaylorMade SIM (8°, Mitsubishi Kuro Kage XTS 70 X shaft)
Fairway wood: TaylorMade SIM Max (15°, Mitsubishi Tensei CK Pro White 80 TX shaft)
Hybrid: TaylorMade SIM Max, (19°, Project X Hzrdus Smoke Black shaft)
Irons: TaylorMade P760, (4), TaylorMade P730 (5-PW, Project X Rifle 7.0 shafts)
Wedges: TaylorMade Milled Grind (52°, 56°, 60°, Project X Rifle 6.5 shafts)
Putter: TaylorMade Spider X Copper
Ball: TaylorMade TP5 #22

With a contract that runs until 2027 and the strength of McIlroy’s game currently it is hard to imagine him changing manufacturers any time in the near future.

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Hannah Holden

Equipment and Instruction Editor

Hannah Holden is the Equipment and Instruction Editor here at National Club Golfer. If you’re looking to improve your game, by changing your golf swing or upgrading your golf equipment she’ll have the answers. As well as writing lots of features and reviews you can find her on our YouTube channel giving you insights on the latest rules, clubs and tips to improve your golf game. Hannah is a member at both Huddersfield and Alwoodley golf clubs. You will either find her here or driving up and down the country playing in a variety of elite amateur events.

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