Who says you can't hit a duck hook with modern equipment?
The good news? No one was there to see Rory McIllroy show off his new equipment en route to an opening 75 in the HSBC at Abu Dhabi.
The bad news? Television was there.
Who would have guessed it's January?
**Bob Harig addresses Rory's club change and short transition period in light of the opening round.
Although indications are that McIlroy knew he'd be making the switch as far back as September, the transition period has not been that long.
It is hard to imagine McIlroy working with the new clubs much when he still had tournaments to play and was contractually obligated to use the old ones. He visited Nike's testing center in Forth Worth, Texas, and got hooked up with all manner of apparatus to lock in launch angles and swing speeds and all the other technical stuff professional golfers endure to try and get their equipment just right.