Most of the younger generation in the sport of golf these days have looked up to Tiger Woods growing up – Rory McIlroy and Jason Day are two that have spoken about the influence that Tiger had on them. With Day, Woods has become a mentor, often giving him advice on how to close tournaments out and more.
A few months ago, it was rumoured that Jason Day would make the switch from Adidas Golf to Nike Golf – you can bet Woods had a huge influence on that decision. Today, it was officially announced with Day signing a multi-year contract with the Swoosh. The agreement will cover footwear, apparel, headwear and gloves, with Day making his Nike Golf debut this week at the Tournament of Champions in Kapalua, Hawaii. He will still be playing TaylorMade Golf equipment.
“Joining Nike is a dream come true,” Day said. “The brand is synonymous with the world’s best athletes. I’m honored and can’t wait to be part of the team and working closely with Nike to take my game, and the sport of golf, to even higher levels.”
The partnership comes on the heels of back to back stellar years for Day. The 28-year-old Australian closed 2015 with four wins in his final seven starts, including his first major title with a record-breaking 20-under-par performance at the PGA Championship. That momentum carried over into 2016, with Day notching three wins — including coveted titles at the Arnold Palmer Invitational, the WGC-Dell Match Play and THE PLAYERS Championship.
Source: Nike Golf