This past weekend Rory McIlroy was victorious at the CJ Cup, winning at the Congaree Golf Club in South Carolina, with a SuperStroke Traxion Pistol GT Tour putter grip. Six of the top 10 finishers also chose SuperStroke.
McIlroy beat runner up Jurt Kitayama by one stroke, firing a final round score of 4-under 67 to finish at 17-under 267 for the tournament. With this win, McIlroy climbs once again to No. 1 in the Official World Golf Rankings.
“What an exciting showing for Rory McIlroy, who has reclaimed his position at the top of the OWGR. To have a player of his skill and stature relying on SuperStroke in his most important moments is both an honor and validation for all that we hope to achieve with our putter grips,” shared Dean Dingman, CEO of SuperStroke.
Not only is this McIlroy’s third win of 2022, it’s also his twenty-third career win on the PGA Tour and his thirty-first win worldwide. This is his ninth time being ranked as number one in the world and puts him just behind Tiger Woods and Greg Norman for the most times ranked in the top spot.
McIlroy’s other most recent wins include the Tour Championship in August 2022 and the RBC Canadian Open in June 2022. It was also during these victories that McIlory used his SuperStroke Traxion Pistol GT putter grip.
The design of the Traxion Pistol GT SuperStroke putter grip merges two popular putter grip elements: a pistol-style and no tapering. The result is a putter grip with a top section built to allow players to lock their upper hand position in while maintaining even grip pressure. This is essential for increasing the chances of stroke consistency.
In addition to these two key design elements, the Pistol GT, like other Traxion grips, uses Spyne Technology of an embossed ridge along the underside of the grip to guide repeated hand placement. Having proper hand placement is important for starting more putts online and increasing the chances of squaring the face at impact.
Like McIlroy, SuperStroke is the putter grip of choice for many of the highest performing players on tour. Others include SuperStroke Ambassadors Jordan Spieth, Patrick Cantlay and Sungjae Im. These putter grips are notably used by world-renowned putting expert Phil Kenyon. What puts SuperStroke at the top of its game is advanced design, engineering for high performance and a wide selection of putter grips for every type of player.
Rory McIlroy Putter Grip Quick Facts
What is Rory McIlroy’s Putter Grip?
Rory McIlroy plays with a SuperStroke Traxion Pistol GT putter grip. With No Taper technology and a pistol-style inspired design, this SuperStroke putter grip is built to help golfers maintain even grip pressure and maintain proper hand positioning.
How Many Majors has Rory McIlroy Won?
Rory McIlroy has won four major championships to date. He won the U.S. Open in 2011, The Open Championship in 2014 and the PGA Championship in 2012 and 2014.