$200 million dollars, people! That is what Nike is reportedly paying Rory McIlroy to become a member of their staff. For that kind of money I imagine they could get him to go back to hickory and gutta percha. I can hardly wait for the first commercial where he tries to convince all of us he switched to Nike for the better equipment, yeah right!
In this edition of HtL we begin with a look at Rory’s big move, then check out the youngest Masters qualifier ever, and find out why people were resentful to Adam Scott. Also, we investigate Nike’s new red driver, look into the 5 easiest golf shots, and do a wrap-up of the week’s events. Read on!
Hole 1: Big Money
Rory McIlroy signs an endorsement deal with Nike worth “at least” $200 million. [Link]
Hole 2: Youngster
14 year old Guan Tianlang becomes the youngest player ever to qualify for The Masters. [Link]
Hole 3: Don’t Hate Me
World number 6 Adam Scott says he’s felt resentment from using the long putter. [Link]
Hole 4: Missing
Rory and Tiger disappointed some tournament backers when they skipped the Asia WGC event. [Link]
Hole 5: Red Hot?
Nike is showing glimpses of its soon to be released red driver. [Link]
Hole 6: Almost!
Brandt Snedeker misses a 59 by inches at the HSBC Champions. [Link]
Hole 7: Easy Does It
Here are the 5 easiest shots for a professional golfer to make. [Link]
Hole 8: Charles Schwab Cup
Tom Lehman completes the Charles Schwab Cup sweep. [Link]
Hole 9: HSBA Champions
Ian Poulter comes up big in China. [Link]