Rory McIlroy reveals whether he is satisfied with the new driver set-up
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Rory McIlroy has complained a lot about the driver setup lately. This time is different. After he debuted at the WGC-Match Play, the Northern Irishman confirmed that things are much better now. He emphasized that the driver was great.
“Driver was good. Driver was really good. I'm much happier with where I am there,” said McIlroy, as quoted by golfmonthly.com “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 McIlroy talks about the putter
There was also a positive response from Rory McIlroy regarding the putter. This is a replica of his former Scotty Cameron flat stick that he used in the past.
It is clear that he still had some problems with his speed, but he doesn't doubt for a second that all will be well in the long run. “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”.