That association, which waned a little for serious golf fans with Woods’s decline but remains strong for much of the casual sports world, has been very good <a href="https://www.scarpemaxdonnait.it/Nike-Air-Max-2016-Donne-c-42_53.html" title="Nike Air Max 2016 Donne">Nike Air Max 2016 Donne</a> for Nike for a very long time. But it is (or, really, was) also emblematic of Nike’s golf problem.
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The decision, which caught many in the golf community off guard (including some players and executives with ties to Nike), has made for some odd realities. For instance, at the marquee Tour Championship played here at East Lake Golf Club last year, Paul Casey introduced and praised a prototype of Nike’s new driver, the sleek blue-and-yellow Vapor Fly model.