What’s in Rory McIlroy’s bag? A mix of TaylorMade Stealth and Stealth 2 woods continues winning ways
Rory McIlroy charged through a crowded leaderboard to win his third Dubai Desert Classic and cement his status as World #1 with rounds of 66-70-65-68.
The in-form McIlroy’s victory is his third win in just seven starts. In the other four starts McIlroy did not finish lower than T4 backing up his fine form.
McIlroy birdied the 72nd hole to secure a one-stroke victory, which is not only his first Rolex Series win but also the first time he’s won his maiden tournament of the year.
What’s in Rory McIlroy’s bag?
McIlroy was playing with TaylorMade’s newest Stealth 2 Plus fairway, which features a heavy 50g sliding weight on the sole.
This weight allows for three main settings, each with its own performance characteristics – creating three different fairway woods in one. Rory has his 3-wood sat in the middle setting which is the most versatile for optimal playability off the deck or off the tee. Shifting it to the front reduces spin and creates a piercing trajectory for added distance off the tee. Positioning the weight all the way back is the most forgiving setting. It adds spin and increases MOI for enhanced performance on off-centre strikes.
Stealth Plus 9.0° driver
Stealth 2 Plus 15.0° 3-Wood
Stealth Plus 19.0° 5-Wood
Rors Proto Irons 3-PW
Spider X Hydro Blast