McIlroy says equipment is fine but his swing needs work

PALM BEACH GARDENs, Fla. – Rory McIlroy, of course, isn’t your average golfer, but the world No. 1 does have something in common with average players. That is, it’s not the equipment to blame for poor swings, it’s the player.

Rory McIlroy

McIlroy said it’s his swing and some “bad habits” that have caused him to get off to a slow start this year, not is switch from Titleist clubs and balls to Nike Golf clubs and balls.

“I knew coming into (the season) it was going to be a bit of a process,” McIlroy said today here at the Honda Classic at PGA National Resort & Spa in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. “But I’m only two tournaments into the season and there is something like 20 more. It’s not like I’m looking for answers. Everything is there; it’s just a matter of putting it all together.”

McIlroy, the tournament’s defending champion, said there is still an adjustment period for the new equipment, “but it’s more about how I’m swinging the club.”

“If you put my swing today up against the way I was swinging last year, it’s chalk and cheese,” McIlroy said. “So that’s really what I’m working on. You just into some bad habits and for the first few weeks it’s such a strange feeling to work out of it.”

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