Nike Golf: What they're saying

Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy and others express appreciation for Nike Golf

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Fri, 5 Aug 2016
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Fresh off the news that Nike Golf will no longer make golf clubs, balls and bags, we take a look at what Nike Tour players and others are saying. 

TOTB: NIKE GOLF EQUIPMENT

TIGER WOODS - 14-TIME MAJOR CHAMPION

Couldn’t play w/o clubs, balls & bag or men & woman dedicated to them. Grateful for their hard work & innovation from an amazing @Nike team. It's because of these people we put the wound ball into extinction. They helped me win grand slam - tweeted from @TigerWoods
 

MARK STEINBERG - WOODS' AGENT

Tiger and I have had multiple conversations about what we'd do, and we have an organised plan in place. The plan is continued rest and rehabilitation and we'll sort out the equipment thing in due course. I'll be in the process of doing that, effective immediately.
 

RORY MCILROY - WORLD NUMBER FOUR

Sad for @nikegolf employees that worked so hard and made genuinely great golf equipment. Your support will always be appreciated #TeamNike - tweeted from @McIlroyRory
 

TREVOR EDWARDS - NIKE BRAND PRESIDENT

We're committed to being the undisputed leader in golf footwear and apparel. We will achieve this by investing in performance innovation for athletes and delivering sustainable profitable growth for Nike Golf.
 

KEVIN CHAPPELL - PGA TOUR PLAYER

Sad to hear about those @nikegolf who lost jobs today #family - tweeted from @Kevin_Chappell
 

TONY FINAU - PGA TOUR PLAYER

I love the equipment I’m playing now. It’s a real process to get through to make a change like that. I don’t know exactly what it’s going to mean for contracts, but it’s pretty likely that this time next year I won’t be playing Nike clubs.
 

BOB PARSONS - FOUNDER OF PXG 

I do look at it as an opportunity to possibly do business with them as a partner in the future since they're an awfully good company and a big player in the apparel and shoe markets.
 

MICHELLE WIE - LPGA TOUR PLAYER

I’m disappointed to hear the news. Nike equipment has been in the bag for some of my greatest moments in golf. More than anything, I appreciate the incredible people on the equipment side who have always helped me in every way possible.
 

CARLY BOOTH - LADIES EUROPEAN TOUR PLAYER

They supported me since I was 12 years old. My greatest achievements in amateur and professional was using @nikegolf  - tweeted from @CarlyBooth92
 

CRAIG CONNELLY - EUROPEAN TOUR CADDIE

Absolutely shocked to hear about @nikegolf stopping all hardware manufacturing! Concentrating only on apparel - tweeted from @theweeman77
 

 

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