Rory McIlroy won the TOUR Championship and the FedEx Cup title on Sunday. The professional golfer had a special moment during the 16th hole in the final round when he holed out for eagle to get within one stroke of the lead. The championship went to a sudden-death three-man playoff with Rory McIlroy, Kevin Chappell and Ryan Moore. After four holes, McIlroy clinched the victory with a birdie putt and won the grand prize of 11.5 million dollars (1.5 million dollars for the TOUR Championship and 10 million dollars for the FedEx Cup).
Let’s take a look at what golf clubs Rory used to secure his victory.
What’s in Rory’s Bag
Driver: Nike Vapor Fly Pro 9.5 degrees with Mitsubishi Diamana Blue Board s+ 70x shaft
Designed with an ocean blue pearl-shaped head, the Nike Vapor Fly Pro is extremely thin and light. A compression channel on the bottom creates a spring effect to increase performance on mis-hits. Known for its covert cavity back design and FlyBeam structure, the club has even weighting and a stable body to maximize forgiveness and increase ball speed.
Fairway woods: Nike Vapor Speed, 15-degree 3-wood, 19-degree 5-wood
With a nice mid-size profile, the Nike Vapor Speed has a silver face and a contrasting dark crown that makes alignment easy. The crown is light and thin, yielding higher launch and less spin. Just like the Vapor Fly, this club has a covert cavity back design and a FlyBeam structure for stability and flexibility.
Irons: Nike VR Pro Blades 3-9
The precision-forged design of the Nike VR Pro Blades give the clubs a classic look which in turn gives you players the confidence they need to make a solid shot. These bladed irons have a little muscle bar on the back and “high frequency x3x” grooves on the face for more distance control. Nike made these clubs for better players who need a repeatable flight pattern from shot to shot.
Wedges: Nike Engage (46, 56, 58 degrees)
The first thing you’ll notice about the Nike Engage wedges don’t have a chrome finish on the face. In other words, they don’t have an extra layer of rust protection over the face grooves. This means you’ll get the maximum amount of spin on your hits. Weight has been taken from the heel and shift to the center for a more stable club. Shifting the weight adds stability which helps on mis-hits.
Putter Scotty Cameron by Titleist M1 prototype
This putter is precision-milled with famous Scotty Cameron craftsmanship. Don’t get too mesmerized by this club – it’s only available to Tour professionals.
Ball: Nike RZN Tour Platinum
The Nike RZN Tour Platinum golf ball is light and fast – perfect for what Tour professionals need. A four-piece urethane cover design uses a resin (RZN) material which gives golfers faster ball speed and a soft feel. Lift and drag properties improve because of its 344-dimple pattern with 13,558 micro dimples. The core has an x-shaped surface pattern that increases surface area for an efficient energy transfer.