Mcilroy Switches to TaylorMade Woods at HSBC Champions

By Peter Santo


Photos from PGA Tour equipment insider Jonathan Wall confirm that Rory Mcilroy is beginning to change out of his Nike clubs after Nike chose to discontinue its golf equipment lines.

The world number 3 was spotted with a TaylorMade M2 driver, 3 wood, and 5 wood at Sheshan Golf Club in Shanghai this week.

Mcilroy’s driver is an M2 head at 9.5 degrees of loft (set to lower) with a Mitsubishi Rayon Kuro Kage Silver 70XTS prototype shaft.

Mcilroy was previously gaming a Nike Vapor Fly Pro with a Mitsubishi Rayon Diamana S+ 70 X-flex shaft at 45.5 inches. However multiple skeptics suggest he was using the Kuro Kage shaft all along, and that Nike had painted the shaft to look like its stock offering for consumers.

Mcilroy had gamed the Kuro Kage shaft previously when he used Nike’s VRS Covert line of drivers and many suggest he simply never switched shafts.


Mcilroy has also put in play two M2 fairway woods at 15 and 18 degrees. The shafts are MRC’s Kuro Kage Silver 90XTS prototypes. McIlroy had previously used Fujikura’s Rombax Pro 95X shaft in his 15-degree Nike Vapor Speed fairway wood.


The rest of Mcilroy’s clubs remain the same, he is sticking with the same Nike Vr Pro blades, Nike Engage Wedges, and Scotty Cameron M1 Protoptype that he used to win the 2016 FedEx Cup. However, Mcilroy is debuting a sweet new pair of Nike Golf shoes this week.

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