At the 2016 HSBC Championship in Shanghai, China Rory McIlroy played a TaylorMade M1 Driver. Now that Nike is done with equipment Rory will have to pick between TaylorMade, Titleist, PXG, Srixon or Mizuno irons. Most PGA Tour golfs have a contract in which they need a certain number of clubs in the back. With a name as big as Rory one would expect the equipment provider will want 12, 13 or all 14 clubs in the bag.
UPDATE: It has been confirmed this is an M2 driver that Rory is using this week.
Well, it looks like Rory is trying out the latest TaylorMade Driver, the M1, in Shanghai this week. There were a handful of videos from practice rounds of him hitting it. Some may think this is the M2 but it is actually the M1 driver. Let’s see if he sticks with it. We have heard Rory has picked up 6 mph of ball speed with the new TaylorMade driver.
When I tuned into the DP World Tour Championship on the Golf Channel on November 21st the first swing I saw was Rory McIlroy hitting his brand new Neon Green Nike Vapor driver. Here it is: