Rory McIlroy satisfied with driver setup

"I needed to go to a slightly softer shaft and I can hit more shots with it "

by Sead Dedovic
Rory McIlroy satisfied with driver setup

Driver setup plays an important role for every golfer. Rory McIlroy, currently one of the greatest, recently criticized the driver setup. However, things are totally different now. The Northern Irishman feels happy with what he has at his disposal.

The WGC Match Play is a confirmation of that. “Driver was good. Driver was really good. I'm much happier with where I am there,” said McIlroy, as quoted by “Obviously off the tee is such an important part of the game for me.

I knew I just needed to change it up a bit going back to a driver length that I'm a little more comfortable with. But the thing is, going to 44 inch driver with the previous shaft I was using I was too stiff and I couldn't spin it.

I needed to go to a slightly softer shaft and I can hit more shots with it and feel a bit more comfortable sort of playability-wise. I feel like I can hit a few more shots with it. It sort of hangs in there a little bit for me.

So it was good to see. It was good to put it in play today and have to perform pretty well. Drove it well, especially on the back nine. It did pretty well today”. - Rory said, as quoted by

Rory McIlroy and his putter

Rory McIlroy confirmed that he is also satisfied with the putter.

It is also a replica of his former Scotty Cameron flat stick. Rory wants to be maximally focused in these moments, given that he is aware of what awaits him. The Masters in April will be a big challenge for him. “It's basically the same,” McIlroy continued.

“Just it has a line on the top just on the top line instead of on the flange. They made me one back in 2016 when Nike went out of the equipment business, when we all sort of were figuring out what to do, which was an exact replica.

I just think what I'm trying to do with lining the ball up, the line on the top instead of on the flange matches up a little bit better for me. Putter was good. Struggled a little bit with the speed, so I'll probably go work on that a little bit, but a new putter in the bag and getting comfortable with that.

It was good. It was solid. I made six birdies and one bogey and I played solid today." Obviously this part of the season you've got one eye on what you're doing now and one eye on Augusta. It's trying to do both”.

Rory Mcilroy