Rory McIlroy What’s In The Bag? 2024 Update

We take a look at the clubs currently in the bag of four-time major winner Rory McIlroy for the 2024 season

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Rory McIlroy What's In The Bag?

Everyone wants to know what equipment the best players in the world use and no-one draws as much interest as Rory McIlroy. The four-time Major winner signed with TaylorMade in 2017 and currently plays a full bag of TaylorMade equipment, including all 14 clubs and his ball, although there is flexibility built into this contract in certain areas of the bag.

His TaylorMade deal is said to be worth $10m per year for ten years, so we'll see the World No. 3 with the brand's clubs in his hands for a few more years yet and he used them to great effect in 2023, winning twice, securing top tens in three major championships and securing his fifth Harry Vardon trophy as the leading money winner on the DP World Tour. Let's get into the specific bag setup of the former World No.1.

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What Driver Does Rory McIlroy Use?

In his most recent showing at the Dubai Invitational, Rory McIlroy put the new TaylorMade Qi10 driver in play and opened with a nine-under par round of 62. He has it in a 9° head set one click lower on the loft sleeve to around 8.25° and we imagine it will become one of the best golf drivers launched this year. In terms of shaft, McIlroy continues to opt for Fujikura in the form of the Ventus Black 6-X. He had previously been using the lower spinning Qi10 LS driver towards the end of the 2023 season. Before that, McIlroy had been switching between the TaylorMade Stealth Plus and Stealth 2 Plus driver, marginally preferring the older Stealth Plus driver.

Fairway Woods

What Fairway Wood Does Rory McIlroy Use?

TaylorMade Qi10 Fairway Wood Review

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Rory has switched out his old TaylorMade Stealth 2 Plus fairway woods in favour of the new TaylorMade Qi10 fairway wood in both 15° and 18° with a Fujikura Ventus Black 8-X and 9-X shaft respectively in his three wood and five wood. McIlroy's five wood often goes in and out of the bag depending on the golf course or conditions, typically being replaced with 2 or 3 irons or even a hybrid. 

The TaylorMade Qi10 fairway wood is the middle option of the three in the range, offering a mid spin and launch profile as well as a fixed hosel, versus the lower spinning Qi10 Tour fairway wood which features both loft and sliding weight adjustability to really dial in the ball flight.


What Irons Does Rory McIlroy Use?

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Rory has occasionally put a utility iron in the bag. For example at the 2022 Open Championship he put the TaylorMade Stealth UDI in the bag as his two-iron, but at the start of 2024 his set remains unchanged, starting with a P760 4-iron and then moving into a the Rors Proto irons in 5-iron through to 9-iron. 

The Rors Protos were part of the custom series of golf irons made for a number of prominent TaylorMade staff players, including Dustin Johnson and (at the time) Justin Rose. They all featured slightly altered profiles of the TaylorMade P730 iron, featuring either a unique grind or blade length profile. 


What Wedges Does Rory McIlroy Use?

TaylorMade MG4 Wedge Review

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For 2024, Rory McIlroy has put a full set of the new TaylorMade Milled Grind 4 wedges in the bag in 46°, 50°, 54° and 60° lofts, a raw finish and fitted with Project X Rifle 6.5 shafts. The new technology on the face of these clubs makes them among the best golf wedges for spin control in wet conditions.


What Putter Does Rory McIlroy Use?

Despite dabbling with a Scotty Cameron putter in 2023, for 2024 Rory has switched into one of the new Spider Tour X putters. It has a short slant hosel and comes in a mesmerising gunmetal PVD finish. It also has a SuperStroke grip, a brand known for making some of the best putter grips on the market.

The Tour X model combines the performance of a blade with the benefits of a mallet design. With TSS weights positioned farther forward, it delivers increased face rotation while maintaining 5,000 MOI for enhanced stability compared to blade putters.


What Golf Ball Does Rory McIlroy Use?

Another big change for Rory McIlroy in 2024 is that he appears to be using a brand new TaylorMade TP5x golf ball - swipe right on the gallery above to see it. Given the usual cadence of new product from TaylorMade in the ball category, we were expecting new TP5 models this year and this could well be it. 

The TaylorMade TP5 franchise has always been rated by us among the best premium golf balls and we'd go as far as to say they are among the best golf balls money can buy. He stamps his ball with #22 because he got married on the 22nd and says this about the number: “We looked up the meaning of numbers and the number 22 means powerful and high risk, high reward, and that's sort of everything I am on the golf course so I thought that was appropriate.”


What Shoes Does Rory McIlroy Wear?

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McIlroy wears Nike apparel and the Nike Air Zoom Victory Tour 3 golf shoes. We think Rory was first spotted wearing the Nike Air Zoom Victory Tour 3 shoe at the start of 2023 and we rate this particular model among the very best Nike golf shoes. Since then he has worn a variety of models, ranging from special editions, to the more traditional colors.  

What grips does Rory McIlroy use?

Golf Pride MCC Grips

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In his clubs apart from the putter, Rory McIlroy uses Golf Pride grips. His model of choice is the MCC Plus4, a multi-compound grip made up of rubber and cord. He has it in the black and white colorway.

Rory McIlroy WITB: Full Specs

Driver: TaylorMade Qi10, 8.25° loft with a Fujikura Ventus Black 6 X shaft.
Three wood: TaylorMade Qi10, 15° loft with a Fujikura Ventus Black 8 X shaft.
Five wood: TaylorMade Qi10, 18° loft with a Fujikura Ventus Black 9 X shaft.
Irons: TaylorMade P760 (4 iron), TaylorMade Rors Proto (5-9 iron) all fitted with Project X Rifle 7.0 shafts.
Wedges: TaylorMade MG4, 46°, 50°, 54° and 60°, all with Project X Rifle 6.5 shafts.
Putter: TaylorMade Spider Tour X.
Ball: 2024 TaylorMade TP5x prototype.
Apparel & glove: Nike
Footwear: Nike Air Zoom Victory Tour 3

*Utility: TaylorMade Stealth UDI (16°) with a Project X Hzrdus 65 105 shaft.

Sam Tremlett
E-commerce Editor

A golfer for most of his life, Sam is a Senior Staff Writer for Golf Monthly. 

Working with golf gear and equipment over the last six years, Sam has quickly built outstanding knowledge and expertise on golf products ranging from drivers, to balls, to shoes. 

He combines this knowledge with a passion for helping golfers get the best gear for them, and as such Sam manages a team of writers that look to deliver the most accurate and informative reviews and buying advice. This is so the reader can find exactly what they are looking for.

Sam now spends most of his time testing and looking after golf gear content for the website, whilst he is also responsible for all content related to golf apparel. 

He also oversees all Tour player content as well so if you need to know what clubs Tiger or Rory has in play, Sam is the person to ask. 

Unfortunately, Sam is not a member of any club at the moment but regularly gets out on the golf course to keep up the facade of having a handicap of five. 

Sam's What's In The Bag: 

Driver: Titleist TS3 (9 degrees) 

Fairway Wood: Callaway Paradym (15 degrees), Nike Covert Tour 2.0 (19 degrees) 

Irons (4-PW): Titleist AP2 

Wedges: Titleist Vokey SM7 54˚, 58˚ 

Putter: Scotty Cameron Phantom X 5.5 

Ball: Srixon Z-Star Diamond

Shoes: G/FORE Gallivanter/Nike Air Zoom Infinity NEXT%/Cuater The Ringer

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