A Sunday 66 delivered Rory McIlroy his 20th PGA Tour win at The CJ Cup in Las Vegas on Sunday. Here is what the former World No.1 had in the bag at the Summit Club.
WINNING SCORE: 25-under-par, 263.
DRIVER: TaylorMade SIM2 with 9° loft, fitted with Fujikura Ventus Black 6 X shaft.
3-WOOD: TaylorMade SIM with 15° loft, with Fujikura Ventus Black 8 X shaft.
HYBRID: TaylorMade SIM Max with 19° loft, with Project X HZRDUS Black Prototype 105 6.5 shaft.
IRONS: TaylorMade Rors Proto (3-iron to 9-iron), with True Temper Project X Rifle 7.0 shafts.
WEDGES: TaylorMade MG3 (46°-09° SB), TaylorMade MG2 (56°-12° TW) and TaylorMade MG2 (58°-08° LB), with True Temper Project X Rifle 6.5 shafts.
PUTTER: TaylorMade Spider X Hydro Blast.
BALL: TaylorMade TP5x.
- McIlroy carries a mixture of new and older models from his sponsor TaylorMade in his bag. The Northern Irishman opts for the latest model driver, fitted with the exceptionally popular Fujikura Ventus shaft, while his 3-wood and hybrid are bother older SIM models. McIlroy’s prototype irons are also a number of years old, the model a custom version of the P•730 blades, while he also carries a mixture of wedge models.
Once a player who more often than not carried a higher lofted fairway wood, Rory switched to a hybrid with the launch of the SIM Max model, that is fitted with an extremely heavy and stiff shaft. The head has lead tape located on the toe to help neutralise any draw bias, and he gives hybrid clubs a second consecutive PGA Tour win, a rare feat since the advent of 5 and 7 woods and utility irons in recent years.
Rory is one of the PGA Tour players carrying a club that is made for another golfer and bears their initials. His 56° wedge is the Tiger Woods model made by TaylorMade to mirror Tiger’s own specs, while his 58° wedge is actually bent to 60°.
A renowned driver and ball striker, Rory achieved his 20th PGA Tour win this week largely on the back of his work on the greens. The major winner led the field in Strokes Gained: Putting in Vegas using a slant neck Spider X putter fitted with a Ryder Cup Team Europe SuperStroke grip.
McIlroy’s win is the first for TaylorMade golf balls on the PGA Tour this season, however, the brand’s TP5 range was the ball of choice for all of the top-3 at the Summit Club.
QUOTE: "I've putted great all week. I've loved these greens. Once I get on bent greens and you don't have to read much more into it just than the slope, there's no grain or anything, it sort of simplifies it for you.” – Rory McIlroy.