The Acushnet Company (Titleist and FootJoy) always has been about product over players. There really has been no PGA Tour player who has been the “face” of the Titleist or FootJoy brands. But if Rory McIlroy keeps up his pace, that could change.
McIlroy, the world’s top-ranked golfer, played a Titleist Pro V1x golf ball and a bag full of Titleist clubs to win the BMW Championship, his second consecutive FedEx Cup victory and third victory in his past four starts.
In McIlroy’s bag: Titleist Pro V1x golf ball, 913D3 driver (8.5 degrees); prototype 913Fd fairway metals (13.5, 18), MB irons (3-9), Vokey Design SM4 pitching (46), sand (54) and lob (60) wedges; Scotty Cameron GSS putter.
McIlroy played True Temper’s Project X shafts in his irons and wedges.
As usual, Titleist led the BMW Championship in ball count with 50, compared to its nearest competitor (six). It also got more validation for its 913 drivers as eight players put the 913D3 in play and five hit the 913D2.
Titleist also led the count in in irons, hybrids, wedges and putters.