CARLSBAD, Calif. (Oct. 23, 2022) – Rory McIlroy powered past a crowded leaderboard to repeat at THE CJ CUP and regain the number one spot in the OWGR for the ninth time in his career. McIlroy went 66-67-67-67 for a total of 17-under to mark his sixth straight season with a win. 

Rory McIlroy Rises to World No. 1 for Ninth Time in Career After Repeat Win at THE CJ CUP with Stealth Plus Driver and TP5x Golf Ball

McIlroy was tied for the lead as he stood on the 14th hole before making three consecutive birdies to vault to a three-stroke lead. A 13-foot birdie putt on the 14thhole with his Spider X and TP5x kickstarted the run. 

The now World No. 1 followed up with a world-class bunker shot on 15 with his Milled Grind 3 wedge from the greenside bunker that rolled to just outside five feet setting up the subsequent birdie make.  On 16, McIlroy ripped a 359-yard drive with his Stealth Plus 9.0° driver and then drained a 21-foot putt to make his third consecutive birdie. 

Rory Putter CJ CUP


  • Stealth Plus Driver; 9.0° (Ventus Black 6X)
  • SIM2 3-Wood; 15.0° (Kai’li White 80TX)
  • Stealth Plus 5-Wood; 19.0° (Ventus Black 9X)
  • Rors Proto Irons 3-9 (PX Rifle 7.0)
  • Milled Grind 3; 46° SB (PX Rifle 6.5), 54° HB (PX Rifle 6.5), 58° SB (PX Rifle 6.5)
  • Spider X Hydro Blast
  • TP5x
Rory McIlroy Stealth Plus 9.0 Driver FedEx Cup
Rory McIlroy Stealth Plus 5-Wood FedEx Cup
Rory McIlroy Rors Proto 3-Iron FedEx Cup
Rory McIlroy MG3 54° Wedge FedEx Cup
Rory McIlroy Spider X Hydro Blast Putter FedEx Cup


  • Joined fellow Team TaylorMade athlete Tiger Woods as the only reigning FedEx Cup Champions to win their first start of the following season.
  • McIlroy will hold the No. 1 spot in the world for the 107th week in his career, which is 4th most all-time.
  • Sixth straight season with a win and third win of the 2022 calendar year and is his second successful title defense joining his repeat win earlier this year at the RBC Canadian Open
  • Win marks his 23rd career victory on the PGA TOUR.