Fact: Rory’s game has been trending the right way for several weeks.
As we get into Major season with The Masters being just a few short weeks away is there any better time to win The Players Championship? Well that’s what Rory McIlroy did this weekend.
Employing a complete bag of TaylorMade products with an emphasis on the new Spider X putter. For full details please see the press release below shared by Nick Obritsch. Mr. Obritsch is the Marketing and Communications Manager with TaylorMade Canada.
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McIlroy’s 15th career PGA TOUR victory is the 4th win on Tour for TaylorMade’s New M5 & M6 Drivers featuring the company’s ground-breaking Injected Twist Face technology; also second win in three weeks for new Spider X putter
- As he has since the Tournament of Champions in Kapalua, Rory has continued to play a 9° M5 Driver, of which he’s found remarkable success this season. At TPC Sawgrass, Rory averaged 305 yards off the tee for the tournament – good for fifth in the field.
- In addition to the M5 driver, McIlroy also games a 19° M5 titanium fairway, which he put into play the same week he added the M5 driver to the bag – in Kapalua.
- Rory’s first PGA TOUR win of the season is the 4th win for the new 2019 TP5/x golf ball – joining Johnson (x2) and Fowler as staffers who’ve won playing it. Rory’s preferred golf ball is the is the ’19 TP5, stamped #22.
- Working diligently on finding his putting stroke, McIlroy added the new Spider X putter to his equipment arsenal this season and the results have been impressive. This week, he carded 21 birdies or better en route to victory. His win is the second on the PGA TOUR with the company’s newest putter; joining the winner of the Honda Classic.
- Having played the Milled Grind Wedges since first joining Team TaylorMade, Rory’s setup has remained fairly consistent throughout the year. This week, he opted for the Milled Grind Raw in 48°, complementing it with 54° & 60° Milled Grind Hi-Toe wedges.
Additional Statistics of Note:
Ranked first in strokes gained: total (13.924)
Ranked first in strokes gained: tee to green (13.262)
Ranked second in strokes gained: off the tee (5.309)
Ranked T3 in greens in regulation (58/72 – 80.56%)
Ranked fifth in driving distance (305 yards)
Often the stories that I come up with to write about come from out of nowhere. More often it’s a thought and I just feel a need to write. I guess this morning.. .or late morning is one such case. Here we are… it’s Super Bow Sunday and admittedly I have no vested interest in the spectacle. So instead of making dinner plans I was working a little bit on the Teezy Awards. I can now tell you that I have some of the winners all sorted out.
But it made me think…. about the Teezy Awards and about us.. golfers in general. Why do we insist on selling ourselves short? It can be our golf game or how we swing a golf club. I guess the point that I’m trying to make is that we all have elements of our game that we could improve upon. In my case my putting is an issue. So is clubhead speed in light of numbers that I saw in Orlando at the aboutGolf booth while on one of their simulators. My results looked so good at Demo Day and my drives sure as heck looked longer than 227 yards and a Swing Speed of 94 mph. If accurate, that means I’m down 20 mph (up to a 3 mph variance). That’s a lot! I may not get back the lost head speed and it might be a “golf consequence” of my September Stroke. But there are positives. My striking was great, I was in tempo and all things considered my putting seemed to be very solid on the practice greens. Positives!!
I know that it’s a human trait to look at the negatives but don’t sell yourself short. There are positives to your game and it’s not all doom and gloom.
Speaking of selling one’s self short… I need to talk about my Teezy Awards. When I mention these awards to manufacturers I do so in a way that almost discredits myself. At the very least… I demean myself. I talk about them “tongue and cheek” and use sarcasm by using words like “prestigious”. You know what?! They actually are… and I just realized it this morning (quite literally). The Teezy Awards aren’t Golf Digest Hot List nor are they MGS Most Wanted (I don’t follow them… and don’t care who they say is the “Most Wanted”). But to me… my Teezy Awards mean a little bit more. Here’s why…
- Golf Equipment manufacturers do not pay me for placing ads on my site
- I’m not sponsored by any companies
- I’m not swayed in any way shape or form to pick Brand A over Brand B
- My picks are genuine and based on what I use to pass judgement (my senses)
- I cover as many brands as possible no matter the size of the company. Every company deserves fair coverage. (I was one of the first to cover New Level Golf… long before the “big guys” did)
Basically, when I place my stamp of approval on something… you know it’s good. I don’t need to say that I’m unbiased or honest. That’s something that should be assumed in this industry. Educating golfers through reviews. Genuine with a real touch of humanity is another thing and that’s what I bring to each and every one of you. That’s why I will no longer discredit myself or the Teezy Awards. They are an honor for those companies that get nominated or win.
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