This past Sunday, Rory McIlroy arguably had the best birthday he has ever had. McIlroy, who just recently turned 26, claimed his 10th PGA Tour victory at the Worlds Championships that took place in San Francisco.
Jack Nicklaus and Tiger Woods have been the only professional tour players who have had 10 wins under their belt by age 26, allowing McIlroy to mark history!
McIlroy states, “This is the start of a nice little run of golf for me and I wanted to come out and play well and increase my lead in the world rankings, which I’ve done after this win, and keep it going. But it’s always nice to have people pushing you, and I feel like he’s [Jordan Spieth] one of the guys doing that right now.”
Back in 2011, McIlroy signed with Nike Golf as his apparel sponsor. The sponsorship began due to the inspiration that McIlroy gave Nike. Nike stated, “Our team is always developing relationships, at all levels of golf. Put it this way: We’ve been a fan of Rory’s for a long time.”
McIlroy immediately fell in love with the brand, stating, “It always seemed like a good fit to me. Golf needs a younger and more athletic image, and Nike has always had that. I’m young enough. I’m not sure I’m athletic enough. But I’ll try!”
Take a look at some of our favorite garments from Nike Golf’s “Rory McIlroy Collection”:
Brighten up the course with the Nike AfterBurner polo. This top is created out of a lightweight and sweat-wicking fabric that has a vented hem in order to keep you dry during your game. This top is perfect for on or off the course, and is sure to keep you comfortable all day! The fit of the top is standard, that is, not too tight or loose- the perfect medium! The top is created out of Nike’s Dri-FIT 100% Polyester.
Nike’s Major Moment Launch polo is perfect for a less bright, but still bold, fun and unique top. This top is available in dark grey and white. The top has a retro chevron pattern on the front chest as well as Nike’s Dri-FIT mesh fabric that has a vintage look as well as ventilated comfort. The top has the classic polo style with a fold-over collar as well as a button placket. You will have a wide range of motion with the stretch fabric as well as extreme durability with the seam taping at the back shoulders. This standard fit top is perfect for any time, any day!
For bottoms, coordinate any of Nike’s tops with the Nike Modern pants. These pants are available in a wide variety of versatile colors that will go with any top and shoes that you choose! The pants are lightweight and give you plenty of room to move around with a wide range of motion. The fabric of the pants is soft, allowing for minimal irritations and a comfortable fit. So that your pants stay in place and your shirt stays tucked in, the waist of the pants have an interior gripper tape! These pants have a stylish while still comfortable fit.
Pull it all together with a pair of Nike’s Lunar Control 3 shoes. These shoes have increased stability with a unique lightweight control. The cushioning as well as the springy impact protection make these shoes unlike any others on the market. These shoes will guarantee you an incredible stability throughout your golf swing, as well as during your every day life. The leather of the shoes is waterproof for increased durability as well as protection from all weather elements. As far as colors go, you can choose from the 6 color combinations that Nike offers, or choose to customize your own to your liking!
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