October 19, 2012
Rory McIlory: The $250,000,000 Man
Rory Mcllory has almost everything; a once in a generation golf swing, a growing trophy room of majors, a hot girlfriend, and is soon to be very rich.
Brian Keogh reports in the Irish Golf Desk,
“It’s no secret that McIlroy’s deal with Titleist expires at the end of this year. And while we’ve been assured by our sources that he’s going to Nike to the tune of $250 million over 10 years, we’re going to have to wait until he turns up in Abu Dhabi in January for confirmation that he will wear the famous swoosh from head to toe.”
Conor Ridge, Rory’s agent has denied any knowledge of negotiations with Nike,“I hadn’t even heard it, to be honest,” Ridge said this week when asked about the strong rumours linking his client to Nike. “Look, he’s a Titleist player and there is no way I am going to make any comment on anything like that.”
Titleist is out for sure. No way will they pony up $250 million. Look for Rory to be playing new clubs and wearing new clothing in 2013.