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Report: McIlroy expected to sign huge deal with Nike

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Golfer Rory McIlroy is expected to sign a deal with Nike when his current contract with Titleist/Footjoy expires at the end of the year, according to the Irish Times, and the report speculates that the Nike deal could be worth as much as $250 million over 10 years.

If the report proves to be accurate, the deal for McIlroy, 23, will be similar to Tiger Woods' current deal with Nike.

The Irish Times report cited the London-based publication SportPro Media as saying McIlroy is the second most marketable athlete in the world, behind only Brazilian soccer star Neymar.
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