Normally Mondays are pretty drab – but not today!
Because Sport-locker.net can reveal that golf sensation Rory McIlroy has signed a multi-year agreement with Nike Golf!
He will make his debut as a Nike athlete this week at the Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship – and will continue to represent the Swoosh in clubs, balls, footwear, glove, apparel, headwear and accessories.
The 23-year-old Northern Irishman has been a fan of the Nike brand since he was a child and is excited to continue his career with the brand.
“I chose Nike for a number of reasons,” McIlroy said. “It’s a company and a brand that really resonates with me. It’s young. It’s athletic. It’s innovative. They are committed to being the best, as am I. Signing with Nike is another step towards living out my dream.”
And if that wasn’t exciting enough, on the heels of Nike Golf’s major announcement, we can also unveil this awesome TV advert featuring McIlroy and Tiger Woods!
The 60-second spot is set to air from Wednesday, January 16 to Monday, January 21 on ESPN and The Golf Channel in the United States, on TSN in Canada, and on Sky Sports in Europe.
The “No Cup is Safe” piece showcases the athletic competitiveness, remarkable talents, and playful attitudes of the two best golfers in the world.
“I really like the ad,” Woods said. “It shows the fun side of us and I had a good time shooting it.”
“I’m genuinely excited about the first Nike TV ad I will be appearing in as a Nike athlete,” McIlroy said. “The theme of the ad is really cool and it’s a great way to kick off my career at Nike.”
McIlroy and Woods are captured on the driving range lightheartedly taking turns to one-up each other by making amazing shots into a variety of different cups.
The viewer is reminded that these two Nike Golf athletes can excite, engage and perform like no others in the sport today. While the ad displays their playful manner, it also conveys the competitiveness between two of the best golfers in the world.