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Wednesday 26th Oct 2016

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WEDNESDAY 26.10.16 SUBSCRIBE CONTENTS AGENDA COLUMNS & OPINIONS PREVIEW THIS WEEK'S EVENTS NEW GEAR THE LATEST KIT REVEALED WEEKLY ROUNDUP THE LATEST GOLF NEWS WEEKLY STATS VIDEO OF THE WEEK Digital Editor: Peter Finnan Tel: 01 5036099 Print Editor: John Shortt Tel: 01 5036090 CONTACT US Match Play Media Publishers: Match Play Media Limited, Golf House, Buckley's Lane, Main Street Leixlip, Co. Kildare. Contributors: Ivan Morris, Kevin Markham, Bernie Maguire, Paul Kelly, Denis Kirwin, Niall O'Shea, John Craven, Mary Doyle, Mark McGowan, Donal 'Doc' Hughes, GolfCentralDaily Design: Photography:, R&A, Pat Cashman, Getty Images, USGA Disclaimer: Copyright Match Play Media 2016. The publisher cannot accept responsibility for, nor do they agree with any of the views expressed, statements or claims made in any article, news items or advertisement published in this magazine. N Peter Finnan, on behalf of the team ike exiting the golf hard- ware business and letting their tour ambassadors use alter- native equipment has been pretty quick and decisive. Many of their players have been testing other equipment since the announce- ment, but Rory has so far only switched his putter to a Scotty Cameron which has changed his season helping him win the FedEx Cup. Other Nike staffers Brooks Koep- ka and Paul Casey have put a Tay- lorMade M2 into play, and this week in China McIlroy will ditch the blue and yellow of his Nike driver and fairway wood and put the black and white head in play. Rory has previously said he wasn't looking to sign with a new equipment manufacturer anytime soon. "I might start tinkering a little bit in the offseason and see what else is out there. I don't really expect to sign with anyone next year. I'd rather just have a year of going and playing what I want and being comfortable, and if I come across something that I really like and I'm really comfortable with, obviously I'll look to sign a longer-term deal." Just a few months ago the idea of a Nike player using a Taylor- Made driver was unthinkable. But with Nike leaving the business and Adidas selling TaylorMade any- thing seems possible right now. It will be interesting to see if he gets to tee it up with DJ this week how far both can smash it. Rory McIlroy puts TaylorMade M2 driver and fairway in play BLACK AND WHITE

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