McIlroy signs deal with TaylorMade

Rory McIlroy, who has been testing different golf equipment since Nike got out of the business last year, has signed a long-term deal with TaylorMade.

McIlroy will play almost a full bag of TaylorMade equipment and the TP5x ball this week in the Players Championship at TPC Sawgrass.

“My future rests firmly in my hands — that’s why I choose TaylorMade,” McIlroy said in a statement. “I’ve been around the game long enough and have tested most clubs on the market, but I have never been as excited about equipment as I am right now.”

Among the clubs McIlroy chose were the TaylorMade 2017 M2 driver (9.5 degree) with Mitsubishi Kuro Kage 70 XTS shaft; the TaylorMade 2017 M2 Tour (13.5 degree) with Mitsubishi Tensei CK Blue 90TX shaft and 2017 M2 Tour (19 degree) with Fujikura Pro P95X shaft fairways woods; the TaylorMade P750 Proto Irons (3-4) with Project X 7.0 shafts, “Rors Proto” irons (5-9) with Project X 7.0 shafts, and the TaylorMade Milled Grind (48 degree, 54 degree, 60 degree) with Project X 6.5 shafts.

McIlroy continues to work with company officials to find the right putter for him, and plans to eventually put one from TaylorMade in his bag.

While playing the new clubs, McIlroy will continue to wear Nike apparel under the reported 10-year contract he signed earlier this year.

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