With a reported contract with Nike in the region of $200 million over 10 years, Rory McIlroy is very much the face of Nike Golf. Since 2013 when Rory signed with them, Nike’s apparel has been centered around their talisman which has meant a clothing line that consistently appears stylish and looks to innovate at every opportunity.
Rory’s style is more of a traditional one and his scripting is pretty consistent week on week. Nike make things for the consumer pretty easy when it comes to matching Rory’s style with a dedicated collection page here. We’ll take a closer look into the specifics below.
Rory’s go-to hat is the Nike Heritage 86 hat which is available in 6 colors with is a classic fit design with Dri-FIT technology integrated into it allowing Golfers to stay dry and comfortable with the simplistic Nike Swoosh.
From time to time he’s also been seen wearing the AeroBill Classic 99 which is favored by many Nike staffers including Brooks Koepka and Tony Finau. The AeroBill is a lightweight construction which has sweat-wicking technology including int it.
Rory obviously has a rotation of outerwear to fit with Nike’s product promotion requirements for any given event. He does however seem to have a preference towards a number of styles that we’ve become familiar seeing him in, in particular the Nike Dri Fit collection.
The dri-fit range is designed to keep a Golfer dry and comfortable throughout the course of a round. The standard fit allows for added room in the chest and a perfect level of flexibility and versatility.
With Rory there is currently really only one belt he uses and that’s the Nike Stretch Woven belt. Available in six colors and from a stretch fabric that caters for a full range of movement. It’s also a customizable fit as it employs a no-hole strap to get that perfect fit.
For Rory there’s really only two current choices when it comes to Pants. He tends to favor the slim fit style and Nike have two great options in the Nike Flex range – a traditional slim fit and also a 5 pocket version which are available in 6 colors.
The Nike Flex pants provide a flexible choice that looks great both on the course and in the clubhouse. The sweat-wicking technology seen in the dri-fit shirts is also employed here, along with a textured waistband which keeps shirts nicely tucked in.
For the last few years Rory has exclusively worn two types of Nike Golf Shoes, the first being the Nike Air Zoom Victory Tour and the other style being the Nike Roshe G Tour. Both are superb offerings from Nike, available in various colors but above all deliver extremely good stability and grip throughout the swing.
The Nike Roshe G Tour is available in 4 colors and provides a waterproof upper section designed to keep the worst of the weather out. The Nike Air Zoom Victory’s has a ground breaking inner cushioning the provides consistant levels of performance, especially at the point of impact.
Rory is a big fan of custom designs, especially based on the Victory shoes. For the 2019 Players Championship Rory had limited edition gold sole version, complete with the tournament’s logo on the heel.
We recently took a closer look at what golf shoes does Rory McIlroy wears?
Rory McIlroy – What’s in the bag 2020
- Driver – TaylorMade M5 with the Mitsubishi Tensei CK Pro White 70 TX shaft
- 3 Wood – TaylorMade M5 with the Mitsubishi Tensei CK Pro White 90 TX
- 4 Iron – TaylorMade P750 Tour Proto with the Project X Rifle 7.0 shaft
- 5-PW – TaylorMade P730 with Project X Rifle 7.0 shafts
- Wedges 52, 56, 60 – TaylorMade Milled Grind with Project X Rifle 6.5 shafts
- Putter – TaylorMade Spider X Copper
- Ball – 2019 TaylorMade TP5