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Ever since the 22-year-old Northern Irishman had the golfing world shaking their head after his final day meltdown at Augusta in April 2011, Rory McIlroy has been difficult to keep out of the spotlight. Barely two months after his collapse at the Masters, the young Irishman put together four of the greatest rounds of US Open golf in history, to win the tournament at 16-under-par, eight shots clear of the nearest contender. Since then, the Irishman has continued his inexorable climb up the rankings, his 2nd place at the 2012 Accenture World Matchplay, taking him into 2nd place.
While promises of more major success in 2011 to come proved hollow, with close friend Darren Clarke winning the British Open and McIlroy injuring his hand (and ruining his 7-iron) when hitting a tree root during the opening round of the USPGA Championship, the Irishman is now regarded as a potential world number one. Last season, McIlroy moved steadily up to fifth in the rankings, just behind English duo of Luke Donald and Lee Westwood, American Steve Stricker and German Martin Kaymer during the mid part of 2011 and towards the end of the season and into early 2012, he rose to 3rd and then subsequently 2nd this week after his impressive second place finish at the Accenture World Matchplay.
Let’s take a look into Rory McIlroy’s golf equipment:
The Driver: Titleist 910D2