McIlroy officially in the Nike Golf family

Rory McIlroy is now officially with Nike Golf.  Nike Golf President Cindy Davis introduced McIlroy at a ceremony today in Abu Dhabi, where the world’s No. 1 ranked player and two-time major champion is competing in the Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship.

Rory McIlroy

Davis declined to reveal terms of the contract, but reports have had the money as high as $250 million over 10 years.  More recent reports have dialed that number back, but it’s likely to be the largest contract ever for a Nike Golf staff player, even than the $100 million contract Tiger Woods originally received more than a decade ago.

“I play golf for titles, not money,” McIlroy said when asked about the contract.

Woods and McIlroy, by the way, each appear in a Nike Golf commercial that will debut worldwide on Wednesday. Woods also appeared at the ceremony, in a taped video, welcoming McIlroy to the Nike Golf fold.

McIlroy will play Nike’s new VR_S Covert driver (10.5 degrees);  VR Pro Limited fairway woods (15 and 19 degrees ; VR Pro Blades (3-PW); VR Pro wedges (54 and 60 degrees);  Method 006 prototype putter and Nike Golf’s next-generation 20XIx golf ball.

He’ll wear Nike Golf Tour Performance apparel and Nike Lunar Control footwear.

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