Rory McIlroy recently inked a big Deal With Nike and quickly following the announcement, Nike released a new commercial featuring two of golf’s biggest stars.
Now, as the buzz of McIlroy’s Nike deal begins to simmers down, he will open the 2013 season alongside fellow Nike spokesman Tiger Woods at the Abu Dhabi Golf Championship January 17-20.
Rory McIlroy has all eyes on him after the announcement of his new sponsorship deal – which is estimated to be worth upwards of $20 million per year – and coming off a season-ending victory at the Dubai World Championship.
McIlroy is paired with Tiger Woods for the first two days in a group of three which also includes Martin Kaymer.
Woods says he just wants to get the year off to a good start. He says he’s done everything possible to gear up for the next two weeks of golf, as well as get himself mentally ready as well as physically ready.
Abu Dhabi time is 9 hours ahead of Eastern Standard Time. The tournament begins Wednesday January 16th at 10:30pm in Canada.