The rumors of Rory jumping to Nike Golf aren’t really all that new (they’ve been floating around online for a while) but I’m hearing that it might finally be a done deal. It’s still too early to speculate what clubs might fill his new Nike golf bag but from what I understand he’ll be able to retain his endorsement deal with Jumeirah Group and still wear their logo on his hat… something that doesn’t happen all that often as Nike likes their athletes sporting the swoosh.
Put it this way… nothing will be “official” until Nike trots out Rory at a news conference and talks about how great it is to have both he and Tiger on “Team Swoosh”. But if I were a betting man… I think there’s a better chance of Rory to Nike Golf than the Chargers engaging in another epic 2nd half collapse. And we all know that will happen again… soon.
*UPDATE (Oct 19, 2012) – Irish Golf Desk is reporting Rory’s deal with Nike will be in the 10 years, $250 million range. Not bad…
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As you say, nothing new in these rumours but I’d be amazed that, if it were to happen, Nike would allow Rory to keep his Jumeirah endorsement. If true then it just goes to show how big a catch young Rory is to sponsors that Nike would be willing to lie down on this issue – but I suspect it wouldn’t be too long before the Jumeirah logo was replaced with the swoosh.
Hi David! I agree with the comments in regards to the logo. If they really want the hottest player in the world, they just might let the ol’ hat logo slide though. I guess we will have to wait and see…
I think Rory and Nike are a perfect fit moving forward. Both are winners.
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