Rory McIlroy Shrugs Off Nike Sponsorship Rumours

By Community | October 23, 2012

According to reports Rory McIlroy could be set to earn $250m over 10 years if he joins Nike’s golf stable alongside Tiger Woods.

McIlroy’s current deal with golf giant Titleist expires at the end of 2012, making the double major winner and leader on the money list on both sides of the Atlantic the most prized free agent on the equipment market.

But McIlroy on Tuesday attempted to brush aside growing speculation that he is going to join the sports giant.

“These rumours have been going around for years and it seems to always come up at this time of the year,” McIlroy told AFP at Lake Malaren Golf Club.

“I leave it up to Conor (Ridge, McIlroy’s manager) to sort out as it leaves me to concentrate on my golf.

“That’s all I can do and besides I have enough to think about trying to get the ball in the hole.

“Also I’ve got a very important end to my season coming up and I need to concentrate myself fully on that goal.”