Rory McIlroy won his 20th career PGA Tour event on Sunday at the 2021 CJ Cup at Summit in Las Vegas. The 32-year-old TaylorMade staffer uses a bag full of TaylorMade equipment, including a SIM2 driver, a SIM fairway wood, a SIM Max rescue, “Rors Proto” P730 irons that are made custom for him, Milled Grind wedges, a Spider X Tour putter and a 2021 TaylorMade TP5x golf ball.
Below, we take you through McIlroy’s full equipment setup that he used this week at the CJ Cup.
Driver: TaylorMade SIM2 (Fujikura Ventus Black 6X shaft), 9 degrees
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TaylorMade SIM2 Driver
OUR TAKE: Asked to describe the look of the new SIM2 drivers, our testers labeled them as “futuristic,” “modern” and “fast.” And who can argue when there’s all of that new-age carbon on the sole? While TaylorMade’s SIM2 drivers carry on the original name of the SIM (Shape in Motion) drivers that excelled in 2020, the company has made a few big changes. One initially skeptical GOLF tester took notice of the improvements: “I tried to hit the original SIM last year, but this new one feels a million times more solid. This is going to be tough to beat.”
THE DETAILS: To craft its new SIM2 heads, TaylorMade combined proven technologies from recent years (TwistFace, Inertia Generator, Speed-Injected faces, thru-slots, carbon crowns) with all-new designs to make the drivers more forgiving. Most notably, a new sole plate is made up entirely of carbon composite to save weight, and there’s a new blue aluminum back ring, which connects the rear sole to the crown. The new pieces work together to drive weight back for better performance on mishits. Not a fan of the blue colorway? TaylorMade is now allowing for personalized color changes on five different areas in the heads through its MySIM2 custom platform.
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3-wood: TaylorMade SIM (Fujikura Ventus Black 8X shaft), 15 degrees
TaylorMade SIM Fairway Wood
Unveil a new twist on titanium with the TaylorMade SIM Fairway. Equipped with Twist Face technology, the fairway utilizes revolutionary face curvature with corrective face angle on off-center hits for side spin reduction and greater accuracy. A new, larger 80g sole weight creates a seamless sole contour for smoother turf interaction. Specifically designed Next-Gen Speed Pocket technology creates a larger COR area and better off-center performance, especially on low-face strikes.
Hybrid: TaylorMade SIM Max (Project X HZRDUS 105-gram 6.5-flex shaft), 19 degrees
TaylorMade SIM Max Rescue
Elevate your shot making with the TaylorMade SIM Max Rescue. Equipped with Twist Face technology, the rescue utilizes revolutionary face curvature with corrective face angle on off-center hits for side spin reduction and greater accuracy. The V Steel™ sole design delivers precise and consistent turf interaction, while adding enhanced versatility from any lie. A Speed Pocket located behind the face enlarges the sweet spot, increases ball speed and lowers spin for optimal performance.
Irons: TaylorMade Rors Proto P730 (3-9 iron; Project X 7.0 shafts)
Wedges: TaylorMade MG3 (46 degrees), TaylorMade MG2 (56 and 58 degrees; Project X 6.5 shafts)
Putter: TaylorMade Spider X Tour (SuperStroke Traxion Pistol GT Tour European Ryder Cup-themed grip)
Golf ball: TaylorMade TP5x
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