Bannon on Rory's Nike move: "I think this will be an easy transition for him"

Rory Mcllroy hits an iron shot with his Titleist blades in Dubai in Sunday’s final round of the DP World Tour Championship. Photo Jenny Matthews/www.golffile.ieCoach Michael Bannon has no fears for Rory McIlroy when he completes his expected move to Nike equipment in January.

According to a blog post by The Guardian’s Ewen Murray, the Bangor swingmaster had no doubts about any possible ill effects when asked about the change in Dubai on Sunday.

“He’ll have no problems at all with new equipment,” says Bannon. “If you look at the clubs he is going to change to, all the shafts are the same. He is also going from blade to blade, which is quite an easy thing to do.

“The ball is fine, he just has to practise a wee bit more with it and get used to the feel of it. He has to play a few rounds of golf as well, which he hasn’t been able to do [with new equipment] yet.

“People overstate what the change could mean, it is something to talk about but I don’t see it being a problem at all.”