Golfer Rory McIlroy Signs '$100M' Equipment Deal

Friday, 12 May, 2017

Have you decided on a driver loft yet? Only Tiger Woods' back injury is keeping this tournament from getting every victor of the last 28 Players and major championships. Then it was just a matter of going to the green and making sure it reacted the way I wanted it to. "Still got a lot of practice to do to get ready for next week [and The Players Championship], but looking forward to it".

On a day when the PGA Tour announced a 10-year extension to its FedEx sponsorship - believed to be worth US$650m (NZ$942m) - McIlroy's latest windfall reinforces his position as golf's highest earner.

"But I feel like my game's in good shape".

"But I watched a little bit of the golf at the weekend, and he's on a roll and he keeps going".

Everyone is playing well with it, and I'm excited to be a part of it.

"I feel like my game's in good shape coming into (the Players)".

One other nice byproduct of McIlroy's wedding to American Erica Stoll? Mind you, it's not a traditional 1-iron. He added Colonial to his schedule when he reached No. 1 just to savor the feeling of showing up at the course as the world's best player (he won that week). "Our tour staff and product teams have been working closely with Rory for months and after extensive testing, we're elated that he has chosen to join Team TaylorMade as he embarks on the next chapter of his career".

"Now this is not for anyone to take a photo but this should answer any issues that Padraig and Sergio may have", said McIlroy smiling.

"Well, we thought, we have people at the wedding who are 80 and people who are 20".

"I've spoken to a lot of the guys". "I don't think that will change just because I'm married or not". Everyone loves the equipment and the new ball. "It was after testing with TaylorMade that McIlroy's commitment to play TP5x materialised nearly immediately". I want to try some different inserts because that putter has such a different feel from what I'm now using. "It makes me look like I've been tour two decades instead of one".

And while life is very rosy for McIlroy he provided evidence that all is well between Garcia and Padraig Harrington as McIlroy revealed an image on his mobile he had taken at his own wedding of Garcia tucking his head into below Harrington's neck and further evidence, if you needed it, the duo has made up. It's awesome with the Spider because you set this thing up and you know exactly where you're aiming, and it sits so square with that flow neck. I had 10 days here in Florida before going back to Ireland to get married and as soon as I started hitting this TP5x I was like, 'Wow, this is so much better for me'.

Any particular reason why you went with the number 22 on your golf ball?

He is also endorsed by Santander, Omega and Bose, which helped him top the Golf Digest list in April with annual incomings estimated to be almost US$50m (NZ$72m).