What I Play: Rory McIlroy for the 2012 U.S. Open

Monday June 4th, 2012
Rory McIlroy's Titleist gear
Angus Murray

The defending U.S. Open champion is geared up to make another title run in 2012.

DRIVER: Titleist 910D2 (8.5°) with a Fujikura Rombax 7V05 shaft, C-2 setting (-0.75° loft, 0.75° upright lie), 45.5”, 302 yards
RORY SAYS: I received the 909D2 at the 2008 Volvo Masters and immediately put it in my bag. I loved the look, shot shape and ball flight. The 910D2 is similar looking and the adjustability option provides an even greater fit and performance.”

FAIRWAY WOODS: Titleist 906F2 (13°, 18°) with Fujikura ZCom Pro 95 shafts, 270 yards (13°), 250 yards (18°)
RORY SAYS:I’ve had this model in my bag since I turned pro [in 2007]. I replaced them for three or four months when the 910F2 came out, and I had some great success, especially in the Ryder Cup. But I just feel more confident and comfortable being able to hit a fade or draw on command with these older ones, so I went back to them in late 2010.”

IRONS: Titleist 712MB (3-9) with Project X 7.0 shafts, 1° strong
3-iron: 230 yards
4-iron: 217 yards
5-iron: 205 yards
6-iron: 190 yards
7-iron: 178 yards
8-iron: 165 yards
9-iron: 150 yards
RORY SAYS:I put these in play at the 2011 Dunhill Links. Slightly stiffer shafts than my previous ones reduce my draw slightly and increase ball speed 2-3 mph, for slightly longer distance and a stronger, more penetrating flight.”

WEDGES: Titleist Vokey Design SM4, 46° loft/8° bounce, 138 yards; 54°/8°, 120 yards; 60°/4°, 95 yards; Project X Rifle 7.0 steel shafts
RORY SAYS:I love the performance, especially my lob wedge. I’m more of a sweeper, and the lower bounce allows me to hit the full shot, if necessary.”

PUTTER: Titleist Cameron Newport GSS, 34”, 3° loft, 2° upright lie

BALL: Titleist Pro V1x
 

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