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McIlroy set for Nike switch

Published 09/01/2013 | 18:00

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Rory McIlroy's move from sponsors Titleist to Nike has been on the cards for months

Nike Golf president Cindy Davis will be accompanied by a "special guest" at a press conference in Abu Dhabi on Monday - and no prizes for guessing it will be Rory McIlroy.

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The world number one's expected move from Titleist to the same sponsors as Tiger Woods has been on the cards for months, with reports even speculating that it will be a 10-year deal worth over £150million to the 23-year-old Northern Irishman.

Earlier this week Dubai-based hotel group Jumeirah confirmed they were severing ties with McIlroy, one of the hottest properties in sport after his eight-shot victories at the 2011 US Open and 2012 USPGA Championship.

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