What Driver Does Rory McIlroy Use?

We take a look at the driver Rory McIlroy puts into play.

What Driver Does Rory McIlroy Use?
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What Driver Does Rory McIlroy Use?

For a long time now the biggest strength in Rory McIlroy's game is his driving. Regularly he hits the top of the stats pages for driving distance and Strokes Gained so the question is what model of driver does he use to hit such long drives? Well Rory has been signed with TaylorMade for a few years now and as such puts the newest models into play...

What Driver Does Rory McIlroy Use?

Rory  McIlroy is currently using the TaylorMade Stealth Plus driver. The model designed for the most consistent of ball-strikers, and those with the fastest swing speeds, the Plus has become incredibly popular out on Tour with players like Dustin Johnson, Tiger Woods and Collin Morikawa putting it in the bag. We believe he has it with 8.25 degrees of loft and it is fitted with Fujikura Ventus Black 6 X shaft. The weight track in the front helps control spin and can be moved left or right to help hit a desired shot shape as well and we think he has it in the neutral setting. 

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In our review, in the same loft and shaft set up, the Stealth Plus was the lowest launching and spinning of the three heads. For us, it was also the longest, producing outstanding ball speed, carry and total distance performance. From a looks perspective, it has the smallest, most compact profile of the three Stealth heads with the stealthy matte-black crown really giving a premium look. You can also barely see the red face at address. For more information on his setup, see our deep dive into Rory McIlroy's What's In The Bag

Sam Tremlett
Senior Staff Writer

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/adidas Tour 360 22