McIlroy spotted with Nike gear in Dubai

Rory McIlroy
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The GolfCentralDaily.com blog seems to have uncovered pictures of Rory McIlroy's new Nike gear.
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Series: Golf Buzz

Published: Thursday, January 10, 2013 | 10:08 a.m.

One of golf's worst kept secrets seems to have been revealed -- Rory McIlroy was spotted in Dubai with a Nike golf bag filled with Nike clubs.

The official announcement of McIlroy's switch from Titleist to Nike is expected to come at a press conference ahead of the world No. 1's 2013 season debut in Abu Dhabi next week.

GolfChannel.com's Ryan Lavner found the tidbit via the blog GolfCentralDaily.com.

Lavner wrote:

The blog notes that there are 15 clubs in the bag, including two putters – his usual Scotty Cameron and then a new Nike Method model. It is unclear which flatstick he will use when he opens his season next week in Abu Dhabi.

According to the site, it appears that McIlroy will use the Nike Covert driver, VR II Pro blades, and will have to choose between a Pro Combo cavity back long iron and a 3- and 5-wood. He also has 46-, 50- and 54-degree wedges, with "Rors" stamped on the back.

GolfCentralDaily.com snapped a couple of pictures of McIlroy's new gear, which you can find here.

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