Just last week, we had one of Tiger Woods’ practice putters sell online for an astronomical amount of money. While Tigermania is raising interest in the game and driving up prices of memorabilia TaylorMade is trying to start Rorymania.
McIlroy is another former world number one golfer that is looking to recapture his dominant form that has only come in spurts recently. To drive up the hype for Rory, his sponsors at TaylorMade have decided to release the Black Copper putter design that McIlroy uses to the market at large. This design has been credited with helping turn around Rory’s putting woes this season.
While Rory uses one specific design of the Black Copper for his putter, the retail version will come in four different styles, the Soto, Juno, Ardmore 3L, and Mullen DB. The putters are also made with grooved aluminum inserts for a softer feel along with heel and toe sole weights that can be adjusted to change head weight and shaft length.
Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland celebrates after making a birdie putt on the 18th hole green during the final round of the Arnold Palmer Invitational presented by MasterCard at Bay Hill Club and… Get premium, high resolution news photos at Getty Images
McIlroy is a huge fan of this putter style and has a ringing endorsement for it. “[That] sort of lets me just be a little more comfortable with it,” McIlroy said. “I’m not quite as stiff and wooden and, so, just a couple little things and basically just went back to a length and a sort of feel that I have had success with.”
And the results for McIlroy speak for themselves. He has experimented with several different TaylorMade putters this season but didn’t pick up the Black Copper style until right before the Arnold Palmer Invitational. That tournament was the first win of the year for McIlroy, and he shot a final round 64 to seal the deal. He also picked up 10 strokes on the greens, a complete 180 from what he was doing earlier this season.
Since this putter is at least partly what helped McIlroy turn it around on the greens, several fans will hope that it will do the same for them but it’ll cost you about $220. So if you can pay that pretty penny, make sure you stop by your local store this Friday when they officially go on sale.
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