Rory McIlroy set to play new Callaway Epic woods

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Callaway have launched their new range of 2017 woods and Rory McIlroy is expected to put the Epic driver and fairway woods into play at the BMW South African Open.

According to a report from NoLayingUp.com, McIlroy is switching to the new Callaway GBB Epic Sub Zero and Apex MB irons as well as an Odyssey putter and Titleist ball (Pro V1x) and wedges (Titleist Vokey).

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After testing a wide range of products, including the TaylorMade M2, Rory will play the new Epic for the immediate future but no contract has been signed and the 27-year-old is still free to swap and change product throughout the year between as no contract exists.

"I want to play the new ProV1x ball and I know the Callaway driver works the best with it. I also know my Nike irons don't work as well with the Titleist ball because of the groove format. Too spinny, and a loss of distance," he told No Laying Up.

"With everything that's going on in the golf world and the golf business right now, especially with my sponsor Nike pulling out of the golf equipment business, it's given me the freedom to try other things in the market that I haven't been able to try the last few years. It's nice to have a little look around."

Here is our review of the Epic Sub-Zero driver Rory will have in the bag in South Africa