Pros advice

Rory experiments with new M2 driver in Shanghai


Powered by National Club Golfer


TaylorMade mightt have Jason Day and Dustin Johnson on their books but there can be no bigger endorsement of their equipment than when free agent Rory McIlroy puts them in his bag.

McIlroy can basically now play whatever clubs he wants after Nike revealed this summer that they would be exiting the clubs and balls market. The Northern Irishman has indicated that he has already tucked aside a three-year batch of Nike’s RZN Tour Platinum balls but the move away from the clubs began when he used a Scotty Cameron mallet as he won twice on the PGA Tour.

Now TaylorMade’s M2 driver, a degree lower at 7.5˚ than his Nike driver, and fairway wood have joined the four-time Major winner’s bag and the early signs are fairly promising.

“I’m trying a couple of things. It definitely doesn’t mean that it’s permanent, but it gives me the freedom to go at the end of the year and try some stuff out and be in the position where I can use whatever in my golf bag that fits me 100 per cent the best,” McIlroy said. “So that could be a certain driver and then a different brand of 3-wood and a different branded set of irons and different wedges and a different putter. That’s a process that I’m still working through.”

And McIlroy was in good company in China (where he tied for fourth) with Nike stalwarts Paul Casey and Francesco Molinari also using the M2.



Keep up to date with all the latest news & videos
Latest Videos
  • Video: Leupold's Golf Rangefinders

    Leupold's 2017 golf rangefinders redefine accuracy on the links. Designed specifically for the golf market, Leupold's GX series is the best on the market. Whether you're a professional or an amateur, every detail and function is designed to improve your game.
    Read more

  • Video: Callaway Golf XR Speed Driver

    The XR Speed Driver delivers exceptional ball speed and incredible forgiveness from the combination of our new X VFT Face, refined Speed Step aerodynamics and the inclusion of a carbon composite crown. FAST JUST GOT A WHOLE LOT FASTER.
    Read more

  • Video: American Golf pro Matt Nicole goes for a World Record

    Watch as Matt Nicole tries to make a new world record....
    Read more

More news
View More Button