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In nike trainers online this case, however, Nike was barking up the wrong money tree. Golfers aren’t as impressionable or as vulnerable as high school kids who would equate a $225 pair of Third World, made-on-the-cheap Air Jordans to neighborhood status symbols. Golfers generally don’t pursue what Nike is so practiced and expert at selling; golfers don’t seek street cred. Nike’s golf rise and fall began in the mid-1980s, with reasonably priced golf shoes to compete with other brands. But in 1996, Nike’s blood began to rush to its head with the signing of Tiger Woods, the instant he turned pro, for $40 million over five years. Funny thing about that day: Everything was instantly in place, all the deals were already done. Woods’ father, Earl, had been on nike air max mens the payroll of the rep firm IMG long before his son was delivered to IMG. Earl had been hired as an IMG “talent scout, ” his salary funding Tiger’s far-flung and expensive amateur career. And while he was still an amateur, IMG had made his deal with Nike unless we’re to believe that the Nike Tiger deal was negotiated and signed moments after he turned pro, then Nike Tiger TV commercials were scripted, produced and shipped in the following few hours. The late Frank Hannigan, as the former director of the USGA, was the only one with the guts and knowledge to identify Woods’ “amateur” career as a sham, that his father was paid to fund his son’s golf, then to deliver him to IMG, which delivered him to Nike even before he technically turned pro. Hannigan concluded that the USGA didn’t, in Woods’case, enforce its rules on amateurism it gave Woods a free pass because it feared accusations of nike mens uk racism. And then the Nike “attitude” sell began. In his first Nike TV ad, Tiger, who had previously claimed he never wanted to be thought of as a “black” golfer or even one of African-Asian mix, but only as a golfer, spoke of himself as a victim of racism; specifically how there are courses in the US that he’s not allowed to play. Sounded strong, but it was nonsense. Woods by then already was such a big name that if there truly was a course that would deny him playing access based on his race, he couldn’t name it. However, despite his Nike-assigned commercial social activism, Woods did regularly play clubs that disallowed women. Older black pros, including Jim Thorpe and Lee Elder, resented Nike’s sell as a con, for nike unisex uk it was they, not Tiger Woods, who had crashed pro golf’s racial barriers.

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