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Rory McIlroy appears to make a huge equipment change

TaylorMade staffer Rory McIlroy was spotted testing some new equipment ahead of the Hero Dubai Desert Classic on the DP World Tour.

The Northern Irishman, 33, is making his first start of 2023 at Emirates GC where he is looking prevent Jon Rahm from taking the World No. 1 spot.

McIlroy played a practice round on Tuesday. He was filmed clipping away some shots on the range and warmly embracing Tommy Fleetwood.

Golf equipment nerds have pointed out the four-time major champion was testing out some Titleist Vokeys. There were even stamped with “RM”.

McIlroy is an equipment staffer with TaylorMade. He plays a full set of irons, driver and ball with the OEM having signed with the company in 2017.

He was briefly an equipment free agent in 2017 and used Vokeys during this time period after Nike stopped making golf equipment.

McIlroy penned a multi-year extension with TaylorMade in 2022 and spoke of his excitement of working with the company “for many years to come”.

This week McIlroy will be using the TaylorMade Stealth 2 Plus fairway wood and Stealth 2 Plus driver.

Their official website also has McIlroy listed as using TaylorMade Milled Grind 3 wedges as well as the TP5x Dz golf ball.

Elsewhere, McIlroy continues to use his TaylorMade Spider X Hydro Blast putter.

We’ll have to keep our eyes peeled to see if McIlroy will continue using Vokeys when he tees it up on Thursday.

McIlroy will be playing the first two round of the Hero Dubai Desert Classic alongside Ryan Fox and the aforementioned Fleetwood.

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