Rory McIlroy WITB 2021 – What’s In Rory’s Bag

It can be easy to lose track of all of Rory Mcllroy’s victories both on the PGA and the European tour. The 18 time PGA tour champion and the 14 time European tour champion has certainly had his fair share of success. But in 2020 may have been a special highlight in a career studded with highlights for Mcllroy.

In early 2020, Mcllroy was named the top player in the world. But just a few months later, he lost that title to Jon Rahm. So everyone will be waiting to see how Mcllroy responds in 2021. And much of his response will have to do with what’s in his bag as he attempts to cement his legacy, so let’s take a look.

 

Quick Facts

Birthday:

May 4th, 1989

Born:

Hollywood, County Down, Northern Ireland

Residence:

Jupiter, Florida

Height:

5’9”

Wife

Erica Stoll

Drive Distance:

314 yards (average)

PGA Tour Wins:

18

 

What’s In His Bag

Driver

TaylorMade SIM2 – 10.5 Degrees

Woods

TaylorMade SIM2 – 15 Degrees,

TaylorMade SIM2 – 18 Degrees

Irons

TaylorMade P7MB

Wedges

TaylorMade Milled Grind – 54 Degrees, 60 Degrees

Putter

TaylorMade TP Patina Juno

 

Driver – TaylorMade SIM2 – 10.5 Degrees

 

Shaft: Ventus Black 6 X Shaft

Key Features:

  • Inertia generator
  • Forged ring
  • Carbon sole

Selling Points:

Distance is the name of the game with this driver. There is a 9-layer under panel made of carbon that extends all the way to the back of the head.

This extra panel allows for more force behind each drive. And the 16g steel weight placed at the very rear of this panel doesn’t hurt either.

In 2021, Mcllroy is playing his SIM2 driver with 10.5 degrees of loft but you can also get it in a 9 degree version.

Pros:

  • Plays very long
  • Low spin off the tee
  • Forgiving on low face shots

Cons:

  • No draw bias
  • No adjustable weight

Overall Score: 96/100

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3 Wood – TaylorMade SIM2 – 15 Degrees

 

Shaft: Mitsubishi Tensei CK Pro White 80 TX Shaft

Key Features:

  • V Steel weighting
  • Multi-material design
  • Twist Face technology

Selling Points:

The SIM family features some of the most forgiving tour grade fairway woods in the market. The SIM2 3 wood features TaylorMade’s hallmark Twist Face technology which is essentially a slight curvature of the face that allows for straighter flight even on off-center shots.

The head is constructed with a combination of titanium, steel and carbon fiber. But the carbon fiber crown is what really allows such precise weight distribution. It allows for more discretionary weight to be placed in the sole with the V Steel weight.

Pros:

  • Very low CG
  • 4 degree adjustable loft sleeve
  • Great ball speed

Cons:

  • Mid launch angles
  • Compact head shape

Overall Score: 96/100

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5 Wood – TaylorMade SIM2 – 18 Degrees

Shaft: Mitsubishi Tensei CK Pro White 80 TX Shaft

Key Features:

  • Titanium face construction
  • Speed Pocket
  • Adjustable loft sleeve

Selling Points:

This season, Mcllroy will be coupling his SIM2 3 wood with it’s counterpart 5 wood. The 5 wood also features the V Steel weighting which draws your swing low on your down swing allowing for great launch angle and almost effortless distance.

The adjustable loft hosel is great for adjusting to your launch preference. This is a great wood for getting exactly where you need to be on the fairway. The face is made of ZATECH titanium which is especially reactive – so you get hot launch and incredible ball speed with the SIM2 5 wood.

Pros:

  • Versatile face angles
  • Great for a number of players
  • Easy to dial in preferred loft

Cons:

  • A bit heavy
  • No draw bias

Overall Score: 96/100

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Irons – TaylorMade P7MB – 3 Iron – PW

 

Shaft: True Temper’s Dynamic Gold X7 Shafts

Key Features:

  • Muscle back design
  • Compact Grain Forging
  • Slim sole

Selling Points:

Just one look down at these irons and you will know they were made for precision-players. They feature a narrow top line and a slim sole.

These irons are forged from 1025 carbon steel so they feel soft and solid at the same time. And the machine faced grooves allow for an extraordinary level of feel around the green.

Pros:

  • Great spin control
  • Clean look
  • Available in right and left-handed

Cons:

  • Definitely more for low-handicappers
  • Limited shaft options

Overall Score: 94/100

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Wedges – TaylorMade Milled Grind – 54 Degrees, 60 Degrees 

Shafts: Project X Rifle 6.5 Shafts

Key Features:

  • Deep bore and shaft insertion
  • 8620 carbon steel design
  • Precision grind geometries

Selling Points:

These exquisite wedges are available in different grinds to suit virtually any player.

There is a low bounce grind, standard bounce grind with medium ground resistance and a high bounce grind that features a wide, generous sole for maximum ground resistance.

They have a crisp sounds too which is hard to get out of wedges with heads as compact as these.

Pros:

  • The high bounce grind features a very comfortable sole
  • Available in right and left-handed
  • The grooves give a great feel

Cons:

  • Compact head sizes
  • 58 degree loft versions aren’t available in left-handed

Overall Score: 96/100

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Putter – TaylorMade TP Patina Juno

Key Features:

  • 5mm face insert
  • 36 degree to hang
  • L-Neck hosel

Selling Points:

If you want a putter that offers precise feel then this would be a great choice for you. The 5mm aluminum face insert is thicker than your average insert but the aluminum material still gives sensitive feedback. So you get a soft impact that you can still thoroughly feel.

This is one of those rare putters that would be great for both intermediate players and low handicappers. It was made to score. The L-Neck hosel joint provides perfect balance and promotes the proper hand position. All in all, this putter looks great and inspires confidence as you look down on it.

Pros:

  • Weights can be adjusted
  • Great looking finish
  • Great roll control

Cons:

  • A bit expensive
  • Best if you have an arcing stroke path

Overall Score: 98/100

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Ball – TaylorMade TP5

Key Features:

  • 5 layer construction
  • Tour Flight Dimple pattern
  • Cast urethane cover material

Selling Points:

And rounding out Mcllroy’s bag in 2021 are balls that we will see a lot of on the tour. The TP5 balls feature 5 layers of progressive firmness. The layers get progressively softer out toward the cover. This kind of meticulous design detail makes for a ball that plays long but still provides great spin control.

The soft cast urethane cover material allows for a satisfying amount of feel and spin control when attacking pins. And the TP5 balls feature an expanded core that contracts depending on level of impact.

Pros:

  • Tour grade balls
  • Soft feel
  • Excellent on putts

Cons:

  • Ball flight isn’t the straightest among tour grade balls
  • Not very beneficial for slow swing speeds

Overall Score: 95/100

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Caddie – Harry Diamond

Harry Diamond has been on the bag for Rory Mcllroy since 2016 after Mcllroy split with his long-standing caddie JP Fitzgerald.

Fitzgerald was with Mcllroy for four of his Majors victories and while it is unclear why the two split, Mcllroy has also had much success with Diamond.

Mcllroy has spoken very highly of Diamond and sees him on his bag on into the future.