From the Fried Egg:
“Well, they were testing drivers at Riviera, but I just didn't even want to take the chance,” he said after his first round at TPC Sawgrass. “I just was not comfortable knowing that it could fail—doesn't look good on me, doesn't look good on TaylorMade…. The more a club is used, the more it's hit, the more springy the face becomes.”
Couldn't Rory or any player just request to have their driver tested before a round?