Rory McIlroy will be playing with new Callaway clubs and a Titleist ball when he makes his first professional appearance of 2017 later this month at the BMW South African Open.
When Nike pulled out of the golf equipment business late last summer many were wondering what their biggest names would do. While McIlroy tested out the TaylorMade M2 Driver
at the end of 2016 he has now confirmed via the website No Laying Up that he will be using the new Callaway GBB Epic Sub Zero Driver when he steps up to the tee on January 12th.
In addition to a new driver, the Northern Irishman will also be testing the Callaway Custom Apex MB Irons
as well as using Titleist Vokey Wedges and the Titleist ProV1x Ball
. McIlroy will also put an Odyssey Prototype Putter into the bag for South Africa.
While he has yet to sign a new equipment deal McIlroy explained his latest changes to No Laying Up at the end of December stating, “I want to play the new ProV1x ball and I know the Callaway driver works the best with it. I also know my Nike irons don’t work as well with the Titleist ball because of the groove format. Too spinny, and a loss of distance.”
Looking forward to seeing what the World Number 2 has in store for us in 2017!!!