Golfing legend Nick Faldo had warned former world number one Rory McIlroy about making wholesale changes to his golfing equipments, making his highly publicized switch from Titleist equipments to Nike Golf.
According to Faldo, he always thought the switch was a bad idea and added that he had warned the youngster about making the switch. The Hall of Famer is currently training for his return to competitive golf at the British Open this month when he will turn 56 years of age and he echoed his prophetic warning again.
Speaking to reporters, Faldo stated that the former world number one simply messed up the winning formula that had worked for him so well and had won his two major titles. He went on to state that Rory McIlroy went from rookie of the year to world number one in the space of a year with an equipment company and thought that he could do it again with Nike Golf. He mentioned that he had held this belief from the very beginning and had even tweeted about it when the move was announced that it was an extremely dangerous idea.
The Northern Irishman has had the worst possible year for a professional golfer, especially for someone who is ranked at number two in the world and he has struggled to stay on the course on several occasions, missing the cut of four occasions already this year.
Things turned so bad that Nike Golf had to turn to Paul Casey to defend the company after Rory’s debacle and Casey’s success at the Irish Open. But according to Nick Faldo, golf is a lot about the feel of the ball and with this new equipment, he doesn’t think Rory McIlroy is feeling that anymore and that his resulted in the disastrous outcomes this season.