Rory Signs Nike Deal

It's been on the cards for a while now, but Rory McIlroy has signed for Nike in a staggering deal worth an estimated £150 million. The Northern Irishman was officially presented on 14th January at a packed press conference in Abu Dhabi.

Details surrounding how long Rory McIlroy will work with Nike golf are hazy, but it's speculated to be a ten-year contract. We do, however, know one thing for certain. The 23 year-old County Down man can now call upon Nike sunglasses whenever he lines up a tricky shot.

"I chose Nike for a number of reasons," McIlroy revealed to The Guardian. "It's a company and a brand that 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."

It wasn't just the press tripping over themselves to watch McIlroy's unveiling. A number of the brand's other top athletes, including Wayne Rooney, Roger Federer and Tiger Woods also attended the event. McIlroy will make use of all his shiny new gear this week at the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship, which gets under way on 17th January.

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