McIlroy taking TaylorMade to Players

Rory McIlroy has revealed he will be using TaylorMade clubs and balls at this week's Players Championship.

The Northern Irishman has been without a club sponsor since Nike revealed they would stop making golf equipment last year.

McIlroy had been spotted using TaylorMade around TPC Sawgrass in the lead up the the Players Championship and the world number two confirmed his selection on Tuesday. 

"I came to the conclusion that this was the best way forward for me to try and improve, try to win more, try to get back to world number one, try to win more majors," BBC Sport reports the five time major winner as saying. 

McIlroy, who has seven top ten finishes and a win from his last eight starts, added that he has been enjoying extra distance off the tee with his iron shots.

"I'm carrying the 4 iron 235 yards in the air and the 3 iron 250 yards in the air…it's unreal," quipped the 28-year-old. 

"And they're launching at 14 or 15 degrees. It's really, really cool. I'm just so excited to put them in play this week because I was going through all the holes where these irons could be a great option off the tee."

McIlroy joins Masters champion Sergio Garcia, world number one Dustin Johnson and 2013 US Open winner Justin Rose as TaylorMade users.

Back on the range and ready for next week's @theplayerschamp ?️⛳️

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