Rory McIlroy Autographed FootJoy Black Golf Shoes
In a short period, Northern Irish golf prodigy Rory McIlroy has gone from winning the European Amateur in 2006 to topping the World Amateur Golf Rankings in 2007 to winning his second major championship at age 23. He became the youngest to win two majors since 1980 (Seve Ballesteros) and joined Jack Nicklaus and fellow Upper Deck spokesperson Tiger Woods as the only players to win six PGA tournaments by the age of 23. Not only is Rory winning these events, he is rewriting the record books. The current number one ranked player in the world ran away with the U.S. Open in 2011 with a tournament-record 16-under par for an eight-shot victory. McIlroy recently won the 2012 PGA Championship by a tournament-record eight shots as well. His legacy grows with each spectacular performance. Rory has been labeled the most exciting young player in golf and one of the most marketable. Rory’s former shoe sponsor was FootJoy. He used to wear FootJoy golf shoes in every tournament. The left shoe in this pair of white FootJoy Sport is autographed in black paint pen by Upper Deck exclusive spokesperson Rory McIlroy.
Shipping Weight: 4 pounds
Many golfers wear special shoes. The shoes can be spikeless or with spikes attached to the soles. The spikes can be made of metal or plastic (plastic spikes are also known as “soft spikes”) designed to increase traction thus helping the player to keep his/her balance during the swing, on greens, or in wet conditions. In an attempt to minimize the severity of spike marks made on greens, many golf courses have banned metal spikes, allowing only plastic spikes during play.
Spikes on most golf shoes are replaceable, being attached using one of two common methods: a thread or a twist lock. Two sizes of thread are in common use, called a “large thread” and “small thread”. There are two common locking systems: Q-LOK and Tri-LOK (also called “Fast Twist”). The locking systems use a plastic thread which takes only about a half turn to lock.