With a passionate and worldwide fan base that just can’t seem to get enough news about the “goings on” of their favorite players, there has been a bit of a media storm as of late about Rory McIlroy playing Nike clubs in 2013. Most people outside of the golf community wouldn’t pay much attention to someone shifting from one equipment manufacturer to another. But, when you’re talking about something as essential as the “tools of the trade” in the golf world – and especially when a superstar of the sport is making the change – well, tongues will begin to wag!
While much has been made about Rory McIlroy playing Nike and switching from his tried and true Titleist equipment, Rory himself doesn’t see it as that big of a shift
Understanding that much has been made about his move into a new set of golf clubs, Rory has taken it upon himself to explain to his fans and the golf world why the change. At just 23 years old, the globe’s number one golfer is always going to be under a bit of a spotlight, and when you add in the fact that he and Nike just inked an almost $500 million dollar deal to shift to the sports titan, things can get a little bit out of hand quickly.
Some in the golf world have called him out on this, questioning why someone like Rory McIlroy would choose to move away from the equipment that brought him so much success and to the number one ranking in the world, but according to Rory there’s not that much of a difference. Understanding that there is great transparency in the golf world and that many of the top of the line golf club manufacturers are using the same technologies and manufacturers as everyone else, he just doesn’t see it as that big of a deal.
On top of that, the fact that there isn’t much difference in the top clubs, we’re still talking about one of the most talented players on the planet – Rory McIlroy playing Nike shouldn’t make that much of a difference
The new Rory McIlroy Nike clubs will not be terribly different from his old Titleist equipment, and it’s not as if he’s going to go into this upcoming season unprepared. Though he’s gotten quite used to his old clubs, he’s had time with the new Rory McIlroy Nike clubs and looks forward to breaking them in with a couple of wins in the upcoming years. If we are fortunate, maybe Rory will make a quick visit to South Carolina for some Myrtle Beach Golf!