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Stewart Cink leaves Nike

post #1 of 22
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Cink tweeted a New Years Message last night along with a picture of his new Taylor made R1 staff bag. Wonder why the switch? And I have no idea why this type of news interests me but it does. Lol
post #2 of 22

Interesting, with the rumor of Nike signing Rory and 3 other guys. I doubt Cink "quit" Nike.

 

Plus, Cink's done. e4_tumbleweed.gif

post #3 of 22

I haven't heard that rumor with Rory and Nike but I haven't been searching for it either.  As for Cink, his game has been hurting.

post #4 of 22
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Originally Posted by MJK3122 View Post

I haven't heard that rumor with Rory and Nike but I haven't been searching for it either.  As for Cink, his game has been hurting.

I thought that had moved beyond rumor to done deal no?

post #5 of 22

It's a done deal, the ink has long dried on Rory's new contract with Nike.  He will start off the 2013 season with Nike bag and clubs. 

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Originally Posted by Ernest Jones View Post

I thought that had moved beyond rumor to done deal no?

post #6 of 22

Cink robbed, well OK, defeated Tom Watson on the final hole and thus cemented his place in the pantheon of infamy.  Let Cink be gone. 

post #7 of 22
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Originally Posted by newtogolf View Post

It's a done deal, the ink has long dried on Rory's new contract with Nike.  He will start off the 2013 season with Nike bag and clubs. 

 

Unless Oakley wins their lawsuit? :)

 

http://espn.go.com/golf/story/_/id/8747948/oakley-sues-nike-rory-mcilroy-equipment-deal

post #8 of 22

Cink?  No big loss.  He's not crucial to Nike's marketing strategy.  If you asked 100 casual golf fans, I doubt more than 10 of them even knew that Cink plays Nike gear.

post #9 of 22
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According to Golf Channel Kyle Stanley and Nick Watney signed head to toe Nike deals. Also there will be a "major" announcement by Nike on Jan 14. This will no doubt be Rory to Nike Day.

post #10 of 22

I saw Stewart Cink drive out of Sugarloaf the other day while waiting to pick up my daughter.  If I hadn't, I would not have been sure he still existed.
 

post #11 of 22

Haven't been a fan of Cink since he gave himself a perfect lie in a "waste area" at Harbor Town. No loss to Nike.

post #12 of 22

Thanks for the link, I wasn't aware of the lawsuit.  It will be interesting to see how it goes. 

 

If Oakley has a valid right of first refusal clause in their contract they could potentially block the deal for clothing and eyewear.  Seems the issue will be what percentage of the contract Nike assigns to clothing and eyewear and if Oakley will choose to match it.  Oakley used 33% in their calculations but I'd expect Nike would assign at least 50% to clothing given their overall market share in golf clothing and shoes is much higher compared to equipment

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Originally Posted by iacas View Post


Unless Oakley wins their lawsuit? :)

 

http://espn.go.com/golf/story/_/id/8747948/oakley-sues-nike-rory-mcilroy-equipment-deal

post #13 of 22
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Originally Posted by iacas View Post

Unless Oakley wins their lawsuit? :)

http://espn.go.com/golf/story/_/id/8747948/oakley-sues-nike-rory-mcilroy-equipment-deal

My guess is Nike will pay Oakley some amount of money and this will go quietly into the night. Nike has too much riding on this announcement to let a legal issue hang over it.
post #14 of 22

TM can have Baldy with my blessing but I'm seriously upset about Rob Rock. a4_sad.gif

post #15 of 22

Heck, I consider myself a pretty serious golfer, and even I didn't know Cink played Nike gear.

 

But then again, I don't follow who plays which equipment.  I only care about which equipment feels/plays for me.  a3_biggrin.gif

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Originally Posted by GaijinGolfer View Post

Cink?  No big loss.  He's not crucial to Nike's marketing strategy.  If you asked 100 casual golf fans, I doubt more than 10 of them even knew that Cink plays Nike gear.

post #16 of 22
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Originally Posted by RonTheSavage View Post

According to Golf Channel Kyle Stanley and Nick Watney signed head to toe Nike deals. Also there will be a "major" announcement by Nike on Jan 14. This will no doubt be Rory to Nike Day.

Courtesy of Twitter...

http://twitpic.com/brl4wo

 

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post #17 of 22

Maybe Cink can get a Chik-fil-A sponsorship

post #18 of 22
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Originally Posted by Beachcomber View Post

Courtesy of Twitter...

http://twitpic.com/brl4wo

 

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I'm pretty sure you haven't reached superstar status (or maybe even star status) if Nike has to put your name on the poster

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