Rory McIlroy shows off new 2024 driver ahead of DP World Tour Championship

Rory McIlroy talks about his new TaylorMade Qi10 LS Driver he's using in competiton for the first time in Dubai this week.

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Mon, 13 Nov 2023
Rory McIlroy shows off new driver ahead of DP World Tour Championship

Safe in the knowledge he has already wrapped up his fifth Race to Dubai title, Rory McIlroy has confirmed he will probably put TaylorMade's brand new driver in play at the season-ending DP World Tour Championship this week. 

While we cannot give you specific details about McIlroy's new TaylorMade driver that will be in the bag at Jumeirah Golf Estates in Dubai, our Content Producer Alex Lodge and Reviews Editor Johnny Percival will have more information about it for you very soon. 

What we can tell you though is the new TaylorMade driver is called Qi10 LS and it hit the USGA conforming list of drivers on November 13, 2023. 

That has meant the world's best players have been given the chance to put it in play as early as this week's DP World Tour Championship on the DP World Tour and at the RSM Classic on the PGA Tour

Here's five things we already know about the new TaylorMade Qi10 LS Driver before its official launch in early 2024. 

Here's a first look photo of the new TaylorMade Qi10 LS Driver

Rory McIlroy using TaylorMade Qi10 LS Driver at DP World Tour Championship

The biggest name confirmed to be using the new TaylorMade Qi10 LS Driver is McIlroy. 

It will be interesting to see if Tiger Woods has the new TaylorMade Qi10 LS Driver in his bag when he returns to the PGA Tour soon. 

World No.1 Scottie Scheffler is one of a number of other big-name PGA Tour players testing out the driver ahead of 2024. 

DP World Tour's social media team posted a clip of McIlroy speaking about his new TaylorMade driver, which you can see below.

McIlroy confirmed he has been using his new TaylorMade driver in practice and he feels as though the time is right to give it some competitive reps ahead of the 2024 season. 

Speaking about his new TaylorMade Qi10 LS Driver, McIlroy said: 

"It's just a new driver I've been playing around with. I still want to go out there and try to win the golf tournament but it could be a good time to test it out in competition, so you will probably see a new driver in the bag this week. But in terms of working on stuff, it's an endless pursuit, you are always trying to get better and try to refine things. Right now I'm just trying to work my left wrist a little bit and keep it a bit flatter through the backswing, but there are always little tweaks here and there you're trying to make."

McIlroy will pick up a bonus cheque of £1.6m for winning the Race to Dubai for a fifth time in his career on Sunday afternoon. 

The Northern Irishman also claimed the honour in 2012, 2014, 2015 and 2022. 

McIlroy has won twice on the DP World Tour this season following victories at the Dubai Desert Classic and Scottish Open.

He also notched three top-10 finishes in the majors despite missing the cut at The Masters, which is the final major he needs to win to complete the career grand slam. 

Rory McIlroy WITB 2023 DP World Tour Championship

Driver: TaylorMade 2024 Driver - more details to be confirmed soon; McIlroy had been using TaylorMade Stealth 2 Plus Driver (9 degrees; Fujikura Ventus TR Blue 6 X) 
3-Wood: TaylorMade Stealth 2 Plus Fairway (15 degrees; Fujikura Ventus TR Blue 8 X)
5-Wood: TaylorMade Stealth Plus (19 degrees; Fujikura Ventus Black 9 X) 
Irons: TaylorMade P760 (4), TaylorMade Rors Proto (5-9; Project X 7.0) 
Wedges: TaylorMade MG4 (46, 50, 54, 60 degrees; Project X 6.5)
Putter: Scotty Cameron T-5.5 Proto
Ball: TaylorMade TP5x (#22)

Colin Montgomerie holds the former European Tour record for most Order of Merit titles at eight (1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2005). 

Jon Rahm is the defending champion of the DP World Tour Championship as the Spaniard goes in search of a fourth title in six years. 

Rahm won on debut here in 2017 and then added further victories in 2019 and 2022. 

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