GEAR SHORTS: McIlroy to make TaylorMade driver switch?

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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.

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.

Read more - Rory McIlroy 'inundated' with new clubs


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.

Portugal Masters - Day Four

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.

Read more - Wilson FG Tour V6 irons unleashed


Lee gets Fowler revenge

The popularity of personalised wedges has continued to soar in recent years.

Last week, posted this throwback picture of Rickie Fowler’s old 60˚ Vokey wedge that started the craze.

Rickie Fowler

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.

Read more - Callaway introduces MD3 wedges


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.

Read more - Reed, Mickelson & co gear up with utilities


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.

Read more - Odyssey X-Act Tank: Return of the chipper


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

Read more - Scotty Cameron reveals 'Cameron & Crown'


And finally…

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

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