GOLF: McIlroy changes clubs for South African Open

Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland plays a shot on the first hole during the third round of the World Golf Championships-Cadillac Championship at Trump National Doral Blue Monster Course

World number two Rory McIlroy tees off Thursday in the South African Open hoping a change of clubs will not trigger a loss of form.

The last time the 27-year-old from Northern Ireland made his seasonal debut with new equipment was four years ago, and he initially struggled to adapt.

It was the only time in the past eight years that the four-time major winner finished outside the top five in his first appearance of the year.

The withdrawal of Nike from club manufacturing forced McIlroy to change and he has spent several weeks in Dubai experimenting with various brands.

Next Story
LATEST STORIES
Cahill joy as Chelsea pass 'huge' title test

Gary Cahill says Chelsea have cleared a major hurdle in the Premier League title race after the leaders romped to a 3-0 win at Everton on Sunday.

Pedro gem moves clinical Chelsea closer to title

Pedro's sublime strike fired Chelsea a step closer to the Premier League title as the ruthless leaders swept to a 3-0 win at Everton on Sunday.

United top four hopes dealt blow by plucky Swansea

A Gylfi Sigurdsson free-kick dealt a blow to Manchester United's hopes of a top four finish whilst boosting his team Swansea's chances of escaping the drop in an entertaining 1-1 Premier League draw on Sunday.

Arsene Wenger sends a powerful message to Tottenham ahead of North London derby

Arsene Wenger has directed a warning to Tottenham ahead of today’s North London derby.

Gor Mahia face deflated Mathare United in league tie

Gor Mahia play Mathare United this afternoon at Thika Municipal Stadium.

Paarwater names Kenya Simba rugby team: Khayange out, thirteen new players called up to the squad

Kenya Simba coach Jerome Paarwater has included thirteen debutants in his final 36-man squad for this year’s international assignments.

More Stories
Masai just can’t stop winning

Nyali golf and Country Club’s Lady Captain Joyce Masai is among top golfers from the Coast Region and takes her sport seriously.

Still no timetable for Tiger return

Tiger Woods still has no timetable for a return to tournament golf, saying he still has ‘good days and bad days’ with his surgically repaired back.

Royal Nairobi Golf Club seeking to lift fourth Tannahill Shield title in a row

Kenya’s oldest and prestigious golf tournament, Tannahill Shield, returns to the lush and green par 72 Royal Nairobi Golf Club this Friday.

GOLF TOURNAMENT: Waziri cup order of play

Waziri cup order of play.

Makau wins Johnnie Walker title

Njoro's Indraj lands Merica golf championship top prize

Sunday Throwback is happening at Kiza Lounge featuring DJ Edu

Come relive good all days as you enjoy drinks, which are going for Sh8,000 on selected bottles between happy hours( 5-10pm) till midnight