The curtain has officially closed on the regular European Tour season.
The game’s best players are heading to Shanghai for the final WGC event of 2016 and strong rumours have been spreading that we could see Rory McIlroy return with a new set of metalwoods this week.
Over the weekend, reports emerged on social media that Rory McIlroy has been testing the TaylorMade M2 driver and fairway woods in recent weeks and he is now ready to put them in play.
Rory is putting the Taylor Made M2 driver and fairway woods in the bag next week in China. Liftoff pic.twitter.com/B4yuDXEAs2
— No Laying Up (@NoLayingUp) October 22, 2016
Whether these are Rory’s Trackman numbers is yet to be confirmed but be sure to keep your eyes on his bag ahead of this week’s event.
Padraig loves Wilson's new irons
What a finish to the Portugal Masters for Padraig Harrington. The three-time major champion claimed his 31st professional win in Vilamoura with some shiny new irons in the bag.
The Irishman recently put Wilson Staff’s new FG Tour V6 irons in play and they worked a treat as he finished 23-under-par for the week.
Lee gets Fowler revenge
The popularity of personalised wedges has continued to soar in recent years.
Last week, PGATour.com posted this throwback picture of Rickie Fowler’s old 60˚ Vokey wedge that started the craze.
It looks as though it has all come back to bite Fowler on the backside, however, after his prank war opponent Danny Lee revealed his new Callaway MD3 Milled wedge.
Bouncing some ideas around with @dannygolf72 for his new wedge.. pic.twitter.com/9dOQfarFyo
— Anthony Taranto (@TarantoAnthony) October 22, 2016
Could you hit this?
The traditional 1-iron is a rare sight on a golf course nowadays. Anyone think they could hit this? Nope, we couldn't either.
This is what a one iron used to look like... pic.twitter.com/Htzi8p9Ko3
— Ken Brown........ (@KenBrownGolf) October 21, 2016
Larrazabal gives putter a talking to
Getting every part of your game to click at the same time is the goal for any golfer at any level.
When your performance on the greens is all that’s letting you down, you sometimes have to give your putter a serious talking to.
That’s exactly what Pablo Larrazabal did with his Odyssey Works V-Line Versa putter after the first round of the Portugal Masters.
34 putts today... longest putt was 4 feet... i had a meeting with my putter... #1morechance #lastchance
A post shared by Pablo Larrazabal (@plarrazabal) on Oct 20, 2016 at 10:08am PDT
After he proceeded to miss the cut, he decided to show his putter exactly what he had waiting in the wings if he putted poorly again.
Having a putting meeting this morning at home... my gamer with his 7 friends arguing who is going come over to the Final Series... @odysseygolf
A post shared by Pablo Larrazabal (@plarrazabal) on Oct 22, 2016 at 3:25am PDT
Custom Scotty for Wiesberger
It looks as though Bernd Wiesberger is going for the stealth look on the greens after he revealed his new custom Scotty Cameron putter.
Thanks @scottycameron Can't wait to give this beauty a go! #titleist #scottycameron #teamtitleist #ftuo
A post shared by berndwiesberger (@berndwiesberger) on Oct 18, 2016 at 11:24pm PDT
Choosing a headcover may be the harder choice, though.
It's nice to have options. #circlet #scottyscustomshop #scottycameron #theartofputting
A post shared by Scotty Cameron (@scottycameron) on Oct 21, 2016 at 3:32pm PDT
How cool is this? Here is exactly how Callaway lasers logos onto its wedges.
Lasering the NBA logo on a wedge for Jerry West...the NBA logo. MIND. BLOWN. 😱 #MD3Milled #LaserLab #NBA
A post shared by Callaway Golf (@callawaygolf) on Oct 21, 2016 at 2:03pm PDT