Rory McIlroy targets titles not cash after signing Nike deal

Current World Number One golf champion Rory McIlroy with Cindy Davis, president of Nike

Current World Number One golf champion Rory McIlroy with Cindy Davis, president of Nike

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Rory McIlroy insisted major titles matter more than money after taking a massive step towards becoming one of the biggest earners in sporting history on Monday.

As expected, McIlroy has signed a multi-year sponsorship deal with Nike and although details of the deal were not revealed, it has been widely reported to be a 10-year contract worth as much as £150million if the world number one, previously with Titleist, goes on winning majors.

The 23-year-old from Northern Ireland will use Nike’s full range of equipment, with the clubs in competitive action for the first time in the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship later this week against a field including the other leading golf name in Nike colours, 14-major winner and world number two Tiger Woods.

 

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