Jason Day fuels Tiger Woods speculation ahead of PGA Tour opener in Hawaii

Former Nike ambassador Jason Day has found a new home at Malbon Golf,  adding weight to the rumours Tiger Woods could be the swoosh.

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Tue, 2 Jan 2024
Jason Day fuels Tiger Woods speculation ahead of PGA Tour opener in Hawaii

Jason Day appears to have added legitimacy to the claims there is tension between Nike and Tiger Woods

Woods has been synonymous with the swoosh ever since he turned professional in 1997. 

But over the Christmas period the 48-year-old was rumoured to be leaving the sporting giant

That came after NLU reported Nike were considering shutting down their entire golf division, severing ties with the 15-time major champ. 

Of course, Woods was asked about this as he played the 2023 PNC Championship alongside his teenage son Charlie

The big cat would only muster the same, perhaps grumpy five-word response to the reporter brave enough to pop the question. 

"I'm still wearing their product," he said firmly. 

RELATED: Has Charlie just signed his first clothing deal aged 14?!

Along with Woods, the aforementioned Day has been one of Nike's premium ambassadors. 

Nike boasts other high-profile golfers such as Rory McIlroy and LPGA Tour star Nelly Korda

But ahead of The Sentry at Kapalua, the Aussie has now confirmed he has cut ties with Nike after seven long years. 

Day has now found his new home at Malbon Golf. 

See here:

How big are those sleeves, by the way?!

Day will become the first PGA Tour player who will be sponsored by the brand. 

According to Golfweek, Day was being paid $10m per year by Nike. He is said to have penned a $100m contract with the brand in 2016. 

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