Rory McIlroy has some work to do if he's to justify the huge amount of money Nike has paid him recently. After missing his first ever cut in Abu Dhabi, McIlroy headed out of the oil rich emirate intent on getting used to his new Nike equipment.
Two 75s saw the World No. 1 bow out of a tournament in which he has never finished worse than 11th. Unveiled to the world on Monday as Nike's latest acquisition, McIlroy limped away from Abu Dhabi five days later with more questions than answers about his new clubs.
The Northern Irishman couldn't make a putt in the first round and changed putters overnight, switching back to his old Scotty Cameron. Even that didn't do the trick.
"I just wanted to try it because I felt like I didn't get anything to the hole yesterday," McIlroy said. "I just felt like it was a little light for these greens. The greens aren't particularly quick here so I just feel like the one I put in (the bag) today was a little bit he...