Rory McIlroy dropped some news the day before Masters week, although we wouldn’t call it surprising.
McIlroy tweeted on Sunday that he’s “looking forward to the next 10+ years as a Nike athlete” and included a link to a short press release, officially announcing that Nike and McIlroy “will continue this important relationship with a new long-term contract.”
McIlroy, who recently starred in a new Nike commercial with Jason Day, first signed with Nike in 2013. The 27-year-old ranked 17th in Forbes’ most recent list of the world’s highest-paid athletes, with $42.6 million in earnings from June 2015 to June 2016. According to Forbes, McIlroy, who ranked fourth among golfers on the list, receives nearly $20 million annually from Nike, his biggest endorser.
“I’ve loved this company since I was a kid,” McIlroy said in the release. “I’m really happy to continue this journey with Nike.”
— Rory McIlroy (@McIlroyRory) April 2, 2017