With Nike getting out of the equipment side of golf, Rory McIlroy will be in the market for a new partner.
But apparently McIlroy is in no hurry and will stick with his Nike equipment and golf balls for a while.
McIlroy has changed putters, going to a Scotty Cameron and ditching the Nike model in hopes of finding his lost spark on the greens. Otherwise, he intends to stick with what he’s been using.
“I’m not going to commit to anything,” said McIlroy, who learned of Nike’s decision just two hours before it was announced. “I wouldn’t be surprised to see me not go with a manufacturer for a year or two, just sort of play with what I want to, play with what I’m comfortable with and go from there.”
McIlroy said his parents’ home has been “inundated” with packages from various companies but he will be patient before signing with another company.
“No reason to start changing just because I can,” McIlroy said. “I’m comfortable with everything.”
McIlroy said he intends to maintain a business relationship with Nike which has featured him in more than golf advertising. He also made sure he has plenty of Nike golf balls going forward.
“I’ve got them to save me three years’ worth of golf balls,” McIlroy said.