Rory McIlroy Signs With TaylorMade

Rory has signed a long-term deal with TaylorMade to play their golf clubs and ball

rory mcilroy signs with taylormade

The four-time major winner has signed a long-term deal with TaylorMade to play their golf clubs and ball

Rory McIlroy Signs With TaylorMade

After months of speculation over where Rory McIlroy will go next, the four-time major winner has signed with TaylorMade.

McIlroy has signed a long-term deal with the company and will play a full bag of TaylorMade clubs including the new TaylorMade TP5x golf ball.


The 28-year-old has tested numerous clubs since Nike announced they would no longer make equipment back in August.

He initially went to the TaylorMade M2 driver and fairway woods, before settling with the Callaway Epic Sub Zero driver at the start of this year along with Callaway irons and Titleist Vokey wedges.

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However, he posted a video of him using the new 2017 TaylorMade M2 driver in practice for The Players Championship and will use a full compliment of TaylorMade clubs from now on.

“My future rests firmly in my hands – that’s why I choose TaylorMade," he said.

Related: 2017 TaylorMade M2 driver review

"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."

rory mcilroy signs with taylormade

McIlroy will use the 2017 TaylorMade M2 and M2 Tour fairway woods

McIlroy joins a Tour staff that now includes the top three players in the world and six of the top 15 of the OWGR.

Related: TaylorMade Milled Grind Wedges review

The 13-time PGA Tour & 13-time European Tour winner is looking to reclaim his position as the #1 player in the world with an arsenal of new TaylorMade products in the bag as he embarks on the next stage of his career in pursuit of his fifth major championship and beyond.

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In the summer of 2016, McIlroy stated that he intended to spend a full year playing and testing product from nearly every major manufacturer, but commented at the Barclays that if he came across a product that he liked and was comfortable with, he’d accelerate his decision and consider signing a long-term deal.

Golf Monthly understands Rory McIlroy has tested products from all the major brands before making the decision to play TaylorMade.

Elliott Heath
News Editor

Elliott Heath is our News Editor and has been with Golf Monthly since early 2016 after graduating with a degree in Sports Journalism. He manages the Golf Monthly news, features, courses and travel sections as well as our large Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages. He covered the 2022 Masters from Augusta National as well as four Open Championships on-site including the 150th at St Andrews. His first Open was in 2017 at Royal Birkdale, when he walked inside the ropes with Jordan Spieth during the Texan's memorable Claret Jug triumph. He has played 35 of our Top 100 golf courses, with his favourites being both Sunningdales, Woodhall Spa, Western Gailes, Old Head and Turnberry. He has been obsessed with the sport since the age of 8 and currently plays at West Byfleet Golf Club in Surrey, where his handicap index floats anywhere between 2-5. His golfing highlights are making albatross on the 9th hole on the Hotchkin Course at Woodhall Spa, shooting an under-par round, playing in the Aramco Team Series on the Ladies European Tour and making his one and only hole-in-one at the age of 15 - a long time ago now!

Elliott is currently playing:

Driver: Titleist TSR4

3 wood: Titleist TSi2 HL

Irons: Mizuno MP-H4 3-iron, Mizuno MP5 4-PW

Wedges: Cleveland RTX ZipCore 50, 54, 58

Putter: Odyssey White Hot OG #5