Rory McIlroy using new golf equipment at RBC Heritage

Rory McIlroy has added a new TaylorMade club to his bag on the PGA Tour this week.

McIlroy has added a new Mini Driver to his bag
McIlroy has added a new Mini Driver to his bag

Rory McIlroy has added a new TaylorMade BRNR Mini Driver Copper to his bag at this week's RBC Heritage on the PGA Tour, according to GolfWRX

McIlroy, 34, has reportedly swapped his TaylorMade Qi10 3-wood for the new Mini Driver by TaylorMade at the tree-lined Harbour Town Links. 

“I like it,” McIlroy told “This would be a good week for it.”

When pressed by the publication if he intends to game the BRNR Mini Driver at RBC Heritage, McIlroy replied: "I think so."

McIlroy's Mini Driver is in 13.5 degrees with a Fujikura Ventus Black 7X shaft.

The World No.2's driver is the brand new TaylorMade Qi10 in 9 degrees with a Ventus Black 6X shaft.

TaylorMade Tour senior manager Adrian Rietveld told 

“For someone like Rory, who’s that long at the top end of the bag, and then you put him on a course like Harbour Town, it’s tough off the tee. It’s tight into the greens, and you have to put yourself in position off the tee to have a shot into the green. It kind of reminds me of Valderrama in Spain, where you can be in the fairway and have no shot into the green.

“I’m caddying for Tommy [Fleetwood] this week, so I was walking the course last night and looking at a few things. There’s just such a small margin for error. You can be standing in the fairway at 300 yards and have a shot, but at 320 you don’t. So if you don’t hit a perfect shot, you could be stuck behind a tree. And then if you’re back at 280, it might be a really tough shot into the small greens.

“So for Rory [with the BRNR], it’s a nice course-specific golf club for him. He’s got both shots with it; he can move it right-to-left or left-to-right. And the main thing about this club has been the accuracy and the dispersion with it. I mean, it’s been amazing for Tommy.

“This was the first event Tommy used a BRNR last year, and I remember talking to him about it, and he said he couldn’t wait to play it at Augusta next year. And he just never took it out of the bag because he’s so comfortable with it, and hitting it off the deck.

“So you look at Rory, and you want to have the tools working to your advantage out here, and the driver could hand-cuff him a bit with all of the shots you’d have to manufacture.”

McIlroy has only picked up one top-10 finish on the PGA Tour in 2024.

He finished a disappointing T22 at The Masters last week as his wait to complete the career grand slam goes on for another season.

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