3 Key Takeaway’s From Charlie Woods’s Bold Greyson Deal

Published 12/18/2023, 1:33 PM EST

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Charlie Woods, the son of golf legend Tiger Woods, has been making headlines this entire year. His performance in the 2023 season has been good, with one win at the junior high school state championship. His game at the PNC Championship also garnered a lot of attention. But there is another reason with which the young golfer has shaken the golf world: his deal with Greyson Clothier.

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As per the reports, the 14-year-old has ditched his father’s longest-running sponsor, Nike, and has collaborated on a massive deal with Greyson Clothiers. Greyson is a famous golf clothing and apparel brand. The deal could be worth millions of dollars and would make him one of the highest-paid junior athletes in the world. But what does this deal mean for Woods Jr. and his father?

1. Charlie Woods is taking a different path.

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Charlie Woods has shown that he has inherited his father’s talent and passion for golf, as well as his competitive spirit and charisma. But when it comes to standing out, he also knows how to do that. The golf prodigy opted to sign with a different apparel brand than Nike, displaying that the path he has chosen is different from his father’s. Woods Jr. has been welcomed into the Greyson family by Larry Fitzgerald, and the company also extended their warm welcome to the teenage star on Instagram.

With his move to sign with a brand that is not Nike, Charlie has shown that he is not afraid to take a different road and opt for a path less traveled. Nike has been involved with the 15x major champion for the past 27 years and if reports are to be believed, the speculations about their broken relationship might not be true.

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2. Will Woods Jr. sign an NIL deal with Greyson?

Charlie Woods is taking advantage of the new NIL era in college sports. NIL stands for name, image, and likeness, a policy that allows college athletes to profit from their personal brand. The policy was implemented by the NCAA in July 2021, after years of debate and battles.  

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The new policy gives school athletes the right to sign endorsement deals, sell merchandise, and even participate in other business ventures. But, only if they comply with the rules and regulations of state laws where their school is located. Charlie Woods, who is still in high school, could be one of the beneficiaries of this policy if he signs an NIL deal with Greyson even before joining college. 

3. Deal with a brand other than Nike is a powerful statement

Charlie’s father has been associated with Nike for almost three decades. The apparel brand has been through thick and thin with Woods, and the partnership between the two has led to great laurels. However, Charlie not following his father’s lead, and not signing a deal with Nike is a very powerful statement on its own. With just this collaboration, the young golfer has showcased to the entire golf fraternity that he is not scared to chart a different course than his father. 

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What’s your thought on this probable rebellious decision by Charlie Woods? Do let us know in the comments below! Stay tuned to find out the further updates on Greyson-Charlie deal!

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Meharjabin Ara

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I, M?harjabin Ara, joined EssentiallySports as a golf writer because of my intense passion for the game and keen understanding of all of its facets. Growing up watching legends like Tiger Woods and Annika Sorenstam ignited my fascination with golf, and that spark has ignited my writing journey. With a knack for translating the intricacies of golf into engaging narratives, I intend to bring viewers closer to the action with my vivid storytelling.
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