Team TaylorMade’s Rory McIlroy captured THE PLAYERS Championship title over arguably the strongest field of the season.
Rory’s 5th career PGA TOUR victory continues TaylorMade’s dominance on Tour with their new M5 & M6 drivers and ’19 TP5 golf balls.
Finding his putting stroke at TPC Sawgrass, Rory’s win was also the 2nd win in 3 weeks for the company’s new Spider X putter, with McIlroy joining the winner of the Honda Classic. This week, he carded 21 birdies or better en route to victory.
As he has since the Tournament of Champions in Kapalua, Rory has continued to play a 9° M5 Driver and has found remarkable success this season. At TPC Sawgrass, he averaged 305 yards off the tee for the tournament – good for fifth in the field.
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.
His 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.
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)