What’s In The Bag Of Rory McIlroy

What’s In The Bag Of Rory McIlroy

Four-time Major winner, Rory McIlroy MBE, is the idol of golfers old and new.

Whilst fans are constantly looking out for his name on the scoresheet and their TV screens, many are also curious as to what he carries in his golf bag for European and PGA Tours.

The maximum number of clubs any golfer can take onto the course is 14 – including a combination of drivers, fairways, irons, putters and wedges. They’re also welcome to pack a spare change of clothes (ideal in case they get caught in a rain shower), refreshments, an umbrella, towel and sun cream. 

What does Rory McIlroy have in his golf bag?

McIlroy signed with TaylorMade back in 2017, joining the likes of Tiger Woods, Dustin Johnson, Collin Morikawa and Scottie Scheffler, to name just a few. Still to this day he plays a full bag of TaylorMade equipment.

Let’s take a closer look at the golf clubs and ball the Northern Irishman has in his bag for the 2022 season: 

·         Golf Ball – TaylorMade TP5X

Rory’s golf ball of choice is one of the new TP5X models. 

The TaylorMade TP5X is the only 5-layer tour ball on the market, offering unmatched performance off the tee, around the fairway and on the green. 

The soft urethane cover and dimple pattern have been upgraded to promote greenside feel and distances. And the ball is specifically engineered to store and release energy more efficiently than the brand’s previous models. 

·         Driver – TaylorMade Stealth Plus

In 2021, McIlroy alternated between the TaylorMade SIM 2 and Sim 2 Max drivers. However, this changed when the TaylorMade Stealth line-up was released earlier this year, and he now has the Stealth Plus driver in his golf bag. 

The TaylorMade Stealth Plus driver not only looks great but also produces impressive ball speeds and distances. Thanks to a tour-proven Speed Pocket and innovative Asymmetric Inertia Generator, it’s much more aerodynamic, which allows you to generate more speed on the downswing. 

·         Fairway Wood – TaylorMade Stealth Plus

A club that sits patiently in the golf bag of Rory McIlroy is the TaylorMade Stealth Plus fairway. This is one that he inevitably relies on to deliver when the pressure is on, allowing him to stay at the top of his game. 

Whilst there are various loft options available, Rory uses 15 degrees and 19 degrees, with Fujikura Ventus Black 8-X and 9-X shafts. 

The Stealth Plus fairway wood also features advanced laser alignment for accuracy. 

·         Iron – TaylorMade P790

Throughout his successful career, McIlroy has always gravitated towards longer irons – and this year, he’s opted for the P790 irons. 

Designed for distance and exceptional ball speeds, the TaylorMade P790 irons include the revolutionary SpeedFoam™ Air Technology which is 69% lighter. The saved weight is repositioned to make the face thinner, providing a brilliant sweet spot and improving the launch. 

·         Iron – TaylorMade P730

As one of the best Tour players in the world, you could say that the TaylorMade P730 iron was made for Rory McIlroy. 

This finely crafted club has seen several improvements over models from previous years, including a smaller blade profile, refined leading edge and crisp lines. It also has fantastic shot-shaping ability. 

·         Wedge – TaylorMade MG3

After using TaylorMade’s Milled Grind 2’s for a while, the Irishman has opted to use two newer MG3 wedges in 2022 – the 54 and 58 degree models with Project X 6.5 shafts. 

These incorporate RAW Face Micro-Ribs which provide consistent spin. Even in the wettest of conditions, the face will maintain its premium look. 

·         Putter – TaylorMade Spider X

To hit decent putts, you need to make sure that you get your stroke spot-on, and this is something that Rory McIlroy is well aware of. That’s why he opted to add the TaylorMade Spider X Hydro Blast Flow Neck to his golf bag. 

Designed to bring Tour-proven performance and a timeless design, the Spider X putter offers a range of beneficial features. These include optically engineered True Path Alignment to improve aim, Pure Roll inserts for a better feel and sound, and a heavy steel frame with a light carbon composite sole to give the putter a more streamlined shape which provides increased forgiveness and consistency. 

Fancy using the same equipment as the Tour pros?

If it’s time you invested in new golf clubs, you’re sure to find what you need here at Clarkes’ Golf Centre.

We stock all of the clubs that Rory McIlroy currently has in his golf bag, not to mention an extensive range of TaylorMade golf bags, including pencil bags, cart bags, stand bags and tour bags!

Be sure to browse our website in full and click through to find out more. If you have any questions about the TaylorMade golf clubs and bags we supply, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us by calling 01744 419 914.