The Golf Blog says: Along with The Golf Blog, Nick Faldo was one of the first analysts to question then World No. 1 Rory McIlroy’s decision to switch to Nike clubs at the start of the year. (Johnny Miller also questioned Rory’s decision.) By any measure, Rory’s had a lousy year, the worst of his career (click here for stats).
Six months later, Faldo is sticking by his criticism: “Rory very simply messed with a winning formula. He went from rookie of the year to world No. 1 and has been through a lot and thought he could start again. As I said from Day 1, I tweeted right away when it was announced that this was a dangerous move. People said, ‘Oh, he’s so talented, he can adapt.’ Well, why should the world No. 1 be adapting to something new? As we discovered six months later, he’s busy still trying putters, still trying drivers. It’s not as easy.”
For more about Rory’s questionable decision to switch to Nike clubs, click here.
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