‘Ain’t No One Wearing That’: Golf World Reacts to Unreleased Tiger Woods U.S. Open Merchandise

Published 05/29/2022, 8:30 AM EDT

The relationship between Nike and Tiger Woods is something that any sports entity would hope for. The brand even has a golfing clothing line under the golfer’s name. Golf fans have always been receptive to the collaboration between the golfer and the brand.

However, the fans’ reaction to their new merchandise collection is not something Nike expected.


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A Twitter page solely dedicated to Woods revealed Nike’s latest US Open polo shirts under the name of the 15-time major winner. 


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According to the post, the polos are only available in Nike’s stores in Canada. The Dri Fit Adv Tiger Woods printed polos are not available online for now.

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The new Dri Fit Adv printed polos are nothing like their predecessor. And the golf fans are not happy with the designs of the latest version of T-shirts.

Mostly, all of them thought that the new design was not up to the mark.

Tiger Woods and his business relationship with Nike

Nike has been with Woods since the beginning of his career. From their apparel to golf equipment, the 2019 Masters Tournament champion has sported everything the brand has designed. 

Woods signed with Nike the same year he debuted as a professional golfer. Since he was already famous as an amateur, the golfer got a five-year deal worth $40 million then. They renewed the contract in 2001 for $100 million and have been renewing contracts ever since then.

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Nevertheless, Woods surprised everyone when he attended the Masters Tournament without his Nike Shoes this year. The 2022 Masters was the comeback tournament of the golfer after surviving a car accident in 2021. 

Tiger Woods playing in an official tournament with his injured legs was nothing but ordinary for the fans. However, they were surprised to see him not wearing his Nike spikes at the Augusta National. 


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The golfer wore a FootJoy branded shoe. “Just with the rods and plates and screws that are in my leg,” Woods explained why he chose to wear shoes from another brand. “I needed something different, something that allowed me to be more stable.”

Furthermore, even Nike released a statement on how they understand why the golfer chose another brand. 


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Woods still wears Nike-branded polos to every competition even though he stopped wearing the shoes. What do you think of the latest collection of polos from Nike? Would you consider buying them?

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Anjana Prabhakaran

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Anjana Prabhakaran is a Golf content writer at EssentiallySports. She has completed her Master's degree in Public Administration and considers researching as one of her hobbies. As her family is interested in sports, Anjana grew up watching every sport on television.

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