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Nike announces sponsorship deal with McIlroy

Updated: January 14, 2013, 3:25 PM ET
Associated Press

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates -- Rory McIlroy and Tiger Woods are on the same team now -- at least when it comes to sponsorship.

McIlroy officially made the switch to the swoosh on Monday as Nike confirmed one of the worst-kept secrets in golf, announcing it had signed a multi-year deal with the top-ranked Northern Irishman.

The deal means Nike now has golf's two biggest names representing its brand, as Woods has been with the sportswear company since turning pro in 1996. Nike did ...

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