The game’s best players are heading to Shanghai for the final WGC event of 2016 and strong rumours have been spreading that we could see Rory McIlroy return with a new set of metalwoods this week.
Over the weekend, reports emerged on social media that Rory McIlroy has been testing the TaylorMade M2 driver and fairway woods in recent weeks and he is now ready to put them in play.
Rory is putting the Taylor Made M2 driver and fairway woods in the bag next week in China. Liftoff pic.twitter.com/B4yuDXEAs2
— No Laying Up (@NoLayingUp) October 22, 2016
Whether these are Rory’s Trackman numbers is yet to be confirmed but be sure to keep your eyes on his bag ahead of this week’s event.
What a finish to the Portugal Masters for Padraig Harrington. The three-time major champion claimed his 31st professional win in Vilamoura with some shiny new irons in the bag.
The Irishman recently put Wilson Staff’s new FG Tour V6 irons in play and they worked a treat as he finished 23-under-par for the week.
The popularity of personalised wedges has continued to soar in recent years.
Last week, PGATour.com posted this throwback picture of Rickie Fowler’s old 60˚ Vokey wedge that started the craze.
It looks as though it has all come back to bite Fowler on the backside, however, after his prank war opponent Danny Lee revealed his new Callaway MD3 Milled wedge.
— Anthony Taranto (@TarantoAnthony) October 22, 2016
For those who are a little confused by the message, it was inspired by this picture.
The traditional 1-iron is a rare sight on a golf course nowadays. Anyone think they could hit this? Nope, we couldn’t either.
This is what a one iron used to look like… pic.twitter.com/Htzi8p9Ko3
— Ken Brown…….. (@KenBrownGolf) October 21, 2016
Getting every part of your game to click at the same time is the goal for any golfer at any level.
When your performance on the greens is all that’s letting you down, you sometimes have to give your putter a serious talking to.
That’s exactly what Pablo Larrazabal did with his Odyssey Works V-Line Versa putter after the first round of the Portugal Masters.
After he proceeded to miss the cut, he decided to show his putter exactly what he had waiting in the wings if he putted poorly again.
It looks as though Bernd Wiesberger is going for the stealth look on the greens after he revealed his new custom Scotty Cameron putter.
Choosing a headcover may be the harder choice, though.
How cool is this? Here is exactly how Callaway lasers logos onto its wedges.
Originally published on bunkered on October 23, 2016.