Rory McIlroy is one of a number of Titleist players to have put the new 913 driver straight in the bag. The Northern Irishman switched straight into the Titleist 913 D3 driver australia at Portrush as he attempted to win the Irish Open on home soil while other European-based players are expected to switch at this week's French Open.
McIlroy used an 8.5 degree 913 D3, which includes the SureFit adjustable hosel that was introduced in its predecessor the 910. In the US a total of 14 players made the switch immediately at the AT&T national with Bud Cauley, Tom Gillis and John Merrick all switching to the prototype Titleist 913 D2 driver australia.
The Titleist 913 D3 driver is pretty similar to the 910 D3 except that it has a more forgiving face for off centre hits. Titleist have increased the speed of the face so that you get around 2mph more ball speed from toe hits and just over 1% for low on the heel. This may not sound much but 2mph will give you an extra 4-6 yards which is about half a club less into the green.
The centre of gravity is in the same position as the Titleist 910 D3 driver australia so if you strike consistently out of the middle then the 913 version may not be worth an upgrade. Compare to the 913 D2 driver the head is smaller at 445cc and this makes it a little more neutral than the draw bias of the D3 and and easier to work, should you choose to do so.
The market leading Sure Fit Tour hosel is the same as before and offers a loft and lie range of up to 2.25 degrees. This enables you to get the correct settings and shaft to maximise distance and accuracy from your swing. Make sure you get fitted by a Titleist fitter as this will help you get the most from your fairly considerable investment in this excellent driver.
Seung-yul Noh, Nick Watney, Brendon de Jonge, Mark Anderson, Ben Curtis, Martin Flores, Hunter Haas, K.T. Kim, Tom Pernice Jr., D.J. Trahan and Gary Woodland all joined McIlroy in putting the 913 D3 into play.