Rory McIlroy Accepts Nike's Money, Rejects Its PutterBy
On Friday Golf Digest shared a photograph on Twitter of golfer Rory McIlroy at the European Tour’s HSBC Championship in Abu Dhabi. It shows McIlroy from the ground up to just below the knees. He’s wearing a bright new pair of Nike golf cleats, which is no surprise. Four days earlier, Nike announced that it had signed McIlroy to a sponsorship deal, reported to be for five years and probably in the hundreds of millions of dollars. To the left, however, is McIlroy’s putter and, on its face, the words “Scotty Cameron.” This was news. Scotty Cameron is an Acushnet-owned brand named for the game’s “premier putter maker.”
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