Nike has announced a huge sponsorship deal which will make Rory McIlroy one of the highest paid sports stars in the world. The deal is reported to be worth around $100m – $125m over a five year period, which could earn the Northern Irish golfer around $50,000 per day!
Tiger Woods has been Nike’s main standard bearer for the past 15 years, however the new world number one will now be paid even more than Woods. Rory is quoted as saying “I chose Nike for a number of reasons. They are committed to being the best, as am I. Signing with Nike is another step towards living out my dream.”