It's official: two-time major champion Rory McIlroy is the next Nike Golf guy. Both Nike and McIlroy announced the new on Twitter this afternoon:
So pumped to officially be a Nike athlete!!! Can't wait to do many great things in the SWOOSH! @nikegolf
“It’s a company and a brand that really resonates with me,” said McIlroy at a press event. "It’s young. It’s athletic. It’s innovative. They are committed to being the best, as am I.”
McIlroy will waste no time in advertising for Nike. He'll use Nike-branded balls and clubs, as well as wear Nike apparel at his season debut this week at the European PGA's HSBC Champions event in Abu Dhabi.
So, where does that leave Tiger Woods, Nike's other super high-profile golf asset? He'll be fine, as you can see in this new ad starring both him and McIlroy. Two guys, several cups.