Tiger Woods and Nike Rumored To Be Parting Ways

Next week’s PNC Championship could reportedly be the last time Woods wears the Swoosh.

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The legendary and decades-long partnership between professional golfer Tiger Woods and Nike is rumored to end as early as next week.

The Swoosh has been believed to have paid Woods hundreds of millions of dollars since signing the golf superstar when he was 20 years old. Now, at age 47, Woods continues to be the face of the sport and Nike’s association with the brand. However, according to the No Laying Up podcast, which has a history of breaking big news in the golf world, it may be the last time that Woods will be seen sporting the Nike logo on his apparel. While neither the brand nor Woods has confirmed, there have been signs that his ties with the brand aren’t as strong as they once were.

For example, when Woods returned to the 2022 Masters Tournament after a long period of recovery from a car crash, he opted for FootJoy golf shoes, with Nike commenting that it was working on a solution for Woods at future tournaments. Despite that, the 15-time major champion still hasn’t returned to Nike footwear. Even most recently at last week’s Hero World Challenge, Tiger tested an unbranded prototype shoe during pre-tournament practice rounds before switching into the FootJoy Premiere Series for competition.

Rumors continue to swirl that next week’s PNC Championship will be the last time Woods wears the Swoosh brand, but it remains to be seen if this is true.

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