Switching clubs won't affect my game - McIlroy
20th November 2012 2:37pm GMT
World number 1 Rory McIlroy has said that changing the clubs he uses will not affect his game.
McIlroy has switched equipment from Titleist to Nike after he signed a huge sponsorship deal with the sporting manufacturer - reportedly worth £150 million over 10 years.
Asked in Dubai on Tuesday if he had any concerns the change would jeopardise his confidence or form, McIlroy replied: "No, not at all.
"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. I don't think it will make any difference.
"I've started the process of trying a few new things," said the 23-year-old Northern Irishman.
"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."