The photo on the left shows the putter Rory McIlroy used Friday (the three circles indicate it's a Scotty Cameron), while the photo on the right shows McIlroy with his Nike putter on Thursday (you can see the Swoosh on the heel).
On Friday, Rory McIlroy reverted back to his old Scotty Cameron putter for the second round of the Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship – after playing only one competitive round with his new Nike flat stick.
McIlroy, who was unveiled as Nike's newest brand ambassador in a big news conference on Monday, took 31 putts with his new Nike Method 006 putter on Thursday. On Friday, he went back to his trusty Titleist Scotty Cameron Studio Select Newport GSS – even though he kept it under a Nike putter cover.
Well, some of us might have imaginary girlfriends, but Dustin Johnson has the real thing.
Some eagle-eyed golf observers noticed Paulina Gretzky patrolling the grounds during the Hyundai Tournament of Champions two weeks ago, while others said they had seen the Great One's daughter out with Johnson in the evenings at Kapalua. There was no official proof, however, until Johnson himself tweeted out the photo posted above late yesterday.
The PGA Merchandise Show – where thousands of golf companies big and small gather in Orlando for the world's largest golf trade show – is next week, and we are routinely inundated with press releases in these days just beforehand. But one we got Thursday stands out above all the others.
Chances are you were sleeping last night when Rory McIlroy and Tiger Woods teed it up in the first round of the 2013 HSBC Golf Championship in Abu Dhabi -- nine hours ahead for those of you in the eastern time zone.
The golf from the top-2 players in the world wasn't magnificent by any means. McIlroy, in his first competitive round with his new Nike equipment, turned in a disappointing 3-over 73, while the world No. 2 Woods shot an even-par 72.
Jessica Isner, a featured columnsist for BleacherReport.com, put together a nice primer to get you prepared for the start of the Humana Challenge in partnership with the Clinton Foundation, which starts today in La Quinta, Calif.
Isner offers up some players to watch, highlights some notable tee times and predicts the winner.
The PGA Tour stop this week is the Humana Challenge, which is being hosted by PGA West and La Quinta Resort & Club, a pair of exclusive golf complexes that dominate the eastern half of the Coachella Valley.
The "X" patch (upper right) is for a drive that measures 325 yards or more, while the "4 bills" patch is reserved for drives of 400 yards or more. Tommy Gainey's bag (right) already is sporting the proof of some tremendous tee shots.
College football season might be over, but its spirit lives on at Callaway Golf.
The folks at Callaway were inspired by the helmet stickers that some teams award players who make big plays – the most famous have to be those buckeyes that seem to overwhelm the headgear of every Ohio State player from the star quarterback down to the third-string left guard. So they've adapted the idea for golf – and have created special "bomb" patches that they’re adding to the bags of their staff players.
People who enjoy golf are often asked, "Who would make up your dream foursome?"
Among that foursome, you're bound to find at least one well-known, or even legendary professional golfer. But, if you take a closer look, you might just see that a particular, high-profile professional might actually be the last person you want to be paired with.
It was golf's worst kept secret but today it's official - Rory McIlroy has signed with Nike Golf. And to herald the partnership, Nike has unveiled one of the coolest golf ads we've seen in a long time.