Switching clubs won't "make any difference," says Rory McIlroy
Rory McIlroy has used Titleist clubs since he turned pro five years ago and achieved so much at such a young age. He'll use them for the last time this week, when he plays the European Tour’s season-ending DP World Tour Championship in Dubai, but he says he’s not worried about switching to a new brand starting next season.
"I think all the manufacturers make great equipment nowadays and it's all very similar -- a lot of them get their clubs made at the same factories," he said in Dubai. "I don't think it will make any difference."
Interestingly, McIlroy says he hasn’t even really started getting seriously acquainted with the clubs he’ll use next season.
"I've started the process of trying a few new things," he said. "I'm still playing with my Titleist clubs -- this is the last week -- but I've tinkered about a little bit with the new ones, enough to feel comfortable going into next season."
McIlroy has yet to formally announce which company he has signed with, but there are widespread reports that he's inked an agreement with Nike Golf worth as much as $20 to $25 million per year for 10 years.