Norman in talks with TaylorMade

Greg Norman and TaylorMade have been in discussions about the Australian golfer playing TaylorMade clubs on his return to the Masters, April 9-12.

If it happens, it will be seen as a further nail in the coffin of US equipment company MacGregor, for which Norman is chairman and part-owner. Norman played with MacGregor irons at last year’s Open, when he finished in a tie for third place, but the company has not released any new product so far in 2009.

Norman, 54, who is making his first appearance in the Augusta field since 2002, has already had TaylorMade’s r9 driver in his bag this season.