What Irons Does Rory McIlroy Use?

What irons does Rory McIlroy currently have in his bag?

What Irons Does Rory McIlroy Use
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What Irons Does Rory McIlroy Use?

A prolific ball striker on any day, Rory McIlroy has been using TaylorMade clubs ever since he signed an equipment deal with the club manufacturer back in 2017. He's had a tendency to tinker with his iron set up, so what irons are currently in the bag of Rory McIlroy?  

What Irons Does Rory McIlroy Use?

McIlroy currently uses a set of TaylorMade Rors Proto irons. These are basically P730 irons that have been specced and shaped just for him. His irons have recently changed a he had been using a set of TaylorMae P7MBs, and also a set of P730s before going back to the Rors Protos. 

The Rors Protos were part of the custom series of 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. His Rory Protos go from four-iron down to pitching wedge. He also carries a TaylorMade P790 three-iron but has been known to switch this in and out for a P770 three-iron too. 

TaylorMade P790 UDI 2021 Utility Iron

McIlroy uses a P790 3-iron at the top of his bag

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The TaylorMade P730 was launched back in 2017 and were launched almost exclusively as an iron for the best ball strikers in the world. They have a small blade profile, minimal offset and a refined leading edge to assist the best iron players in the world. The Rors Proto irons Johnson uses will be specced exactly to his liking, much like Tommy Fleetwood and Dustin Johnson have their iron profiles slightly adjusted to their needs. For an even more in-depth look at Rory's golf equipment, check out his full What's In The Bag.

Dan Parker
Dan Parker

Dan is a Staff Writer and has been with the Golf Monthly team since early 2021. Dan graduated with a Masters in International Journalism from the University of Sussex and primarily looks after equipment reviews and buyer's guides on the website. Dan was a custom fit specialist at American Golf for two years and has brought his expertise in golf equipment to a huge range of buyer's guides and reviews on the website. A left handed golfer, his handicap index is currently 9.8 and he plays at Fulford Heath Golf Club in the West Midlands. His golfing highlight is shooting 76 at Essendon Golf Club on his first ever round with his Golf Monthly colleagues. Dan also runs his own cricket podcast and website in his spare time. 


Dan is currently playing: 


Driver: Ping G425 Max 

Fairway: Ping G425 Max 

Hybrid: TaylorMade Rocketballz 

Irons: Ping i59 (4-PW) 

Wedges: Ping Glide Forged Pro

Putter: Wilson Staff Infinite Buckingham 

Ball: TaylorMade TP5 Pix