- Nike signed two new endorsers for 2016
- Rory McIlroy will have challengers this upcoming season
Everyone knows Nike is a big hitter when it comes to their endorsers. I mean come on, they’ve had Tiger Woods under their belt for a while now, along with Rory McIlroy and Michelle Wie. With these three, Nike wouldn’t need anything more, but they are a company that keeps growing along with the golf industry.
With a new year comes new blood, and Nike added Brooks Koepka and Tony Finau, a pair of rising stars on the PGA Tour on Monday.
Koepka, who had been with Titleist before Nike, is coming off breakthrough 2014-’15 season that saw him win at the Waste Management Phoenix Open and earn more than $3.5 million. He is currently 16th spot in the World Ranking. The 25-year-old also ranked eighth in driving distance while averaging 308.2 yards off the tee.
Finau spent last season with Callaway and also enjoyed a strong 2014-’15 campaign with five top-10 finishes and 16 top-25s in 31 starts. The 26-year-old power house rose to $2 million in earnings to make 40th on the money list. Finau ranked seventh in driving distance last season at 309 yards and is second so far in the 2015-’16 season at 324.9 yards.
Koepka will be able to try out his new Nike equipment while playing at the Hyundai Tournament of Champions this week.