Gear & EquipmentAugust 4, 2014

Winner's Bag: What Rory McIlroy used to win the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational

By E. Michael Johnson


There were only minor differences in McIlroy's club lineup in his encore victory in Akron, Ohio. Instead of the Nike MM proto 2-iron he carried at Hoylake, McIlroy had a VRS Covert 5-wood (19 degrees). He also took out his VR Pro Blade 3-iron in favor of a third VR Forged wedge, adding the 52 degree to the 54 and 59 degree models he previously carried.

Here is McIlroy's bag in its entirety at Firestone.

Ball: Nike RZN Black

Driver: Nike VRS Covert 2.0 Tour (Mitsubishi Kuro Kage XTS 70X), 8.5 degrees

3-wood: Nike VRS Covert, 15 degrees

5-wood: Nike VRS Covert, 19 degrees__

Irons (4-9): Nike VR Pro Blade; (PW):__ Nike VR Forged

Wedges:Nike VR Forged (52, 54, 59 degrees)

Putter: Nike Method 006

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