Rory McIlroy has been a Nike golfer for a few years now, but for the Olympics, it’ll be a new brand, and one you probably wouldn’t expect. New Balance will represent McIlroy at the Olympics.
Why the change, you ask? Well, Olympic Council of Ireland president Pat Hickey went to the UK Nike headquarters and told them that they may have McIlroy committed to the team.
Nike just dismissed it, that’s when McIlroy agreed to represent New Balance for the Games. According to Hickey, Nike was very upset when they found out that they missed on a chance to represent McIlroy at arguably the biggest stage in sports.
Not to mention, it’s golf’s first time in the Olympic Games in over 100 years, so more eyes may be glued to the old/new Olympic sport. As for New Balance, it’s a golden opportunity to help put the brand back on the map and to expand the popularity of their golf shoes.
So, let this be a lessen kids. If there’s a good opportunity in front of you, put your ego aside and jump on it.
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Source: Swing By Swing
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