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Golf GOAT Tiger Woods has ended his sponsorship deal with Nike after earning $500 million over the last 27 years, as reported by Forbes.

Since signing with Nike in 1996, Woods has won 15 major titles and been through hell and back in his personal life that has seen his physical condition demise, as reported by Golf Monthly.

According to @TigerWoods on X, the golfing GOAT released a statement: “Phil Knight’s passion and vision brought this Nike and Nike Golf partnership together, and I want to personally thank him, along with the Nike employees and incredible athletes.”

Tiger Woods confirms Nike split following 27-year partnership - PGA TOUR

Since signing with Nike in 1996, Woods has won 15 major titles and been through hell and back in his personal life that has seen his physical condition demise, as reported by Golf Monthly.

Due to issues with his legs after a severe car crash in February 2022, Woods has been absent from the majority of majors, missing three out of the four in 2023.

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Is his lack of playing time one of the reasons why Nike has dropped him? According to the Mirror, Woods plans on playing once a month in 2024 on a part-time schedule.

It’s obvious that the 48-year-old is slowing down, so it’s imperative that Nike builds for the future and focuses on the golfers who are winning tournaments right now.

Tiger Woods is still one of the most famous athletes on the planet and his profile in the game is above almost all his peers, so he still holds a lot of power as a brand ambassador.

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Where next?

Nothing has been confirmed as to where Woods will be going now his Nike deal has ended, but according to @NUCLRGolf on social media, Woods may be releasing a clothing line with TaylorMade.

Woods uses TaylorMade golf clubs while he competes, but the company has a limited apparel section, with a lack of selection and virtually no footwear to choose from, as reported by Sports Illustrated.

There is no doubt that Woods could make TaylorMade a huge player in the golfing footwear and apparel space, but the GOAT will have plenty of suitors to take him up on an offer as he enters free agency.