All this story does is make me wonder what I’m doing wrong in life. Lol.
Rory McIlroy and Tiger Woods are good friends on and off the golf course, but next season season the top two players in the world could have something else in common.
According to the Irish Times, McIlroy is reportedly being linked with Nike for a 10 yr. deal that could be worth upwards of $250 million.
McIlroy’s deal with golf giant Titleist/FootJoy expires at the end of 2012, making the 23-year-old the most sought-after free agent on the equipment market.
The 23-year-old from Co Down has long been considered a sponsor’s dream — clean cut, articulate and immensely popular worldwide — and according to London-based publication SportPro Media, he is the second most marketable athlete in the world behind Brazilian soccer star Neymar.
But while there has been industry chatter for the best part of the last three years that he is set to join sports equipment giants Nike, the noise has reached deafening levels over the past few months.
Sources consulted by The Irish Times insist that the move to Nike will become a reality when the Titleist/Footjoy deal expires.