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Nike tempting fate with Rory McIlroy's Open apparel

By Robert Jones

Published 11/07/2013

Rory McIlroy will be supporting looks from Nikes 'Fall 2013 Tour Performance' collection
Rory McIlroy will be supporting looks from Nikes 'Fall 2013 Tour Performance' collection

You could be forgiven for thinking that sportswear giants Nike were tempting fate just a little bit by releasing details of what Rory McIlroy will be wearing at The Open next week.

The Ulsterman may well be one of the best golfers on the planet but has had, by his standards, a nightmare year so far.

Indeed, McIlroy has missed the cut in all three regular European Tour events he's entered this year, including last month's Irish Open at Carton House.

Nevertheless, his new multi-million-pound sponsors are happy to show what he'll be wearing at Muirfield on the Saturday and Sunday of next week.

According to Nike, McIlroy will be supporting looks from their 'Fall 2013 Tour Performance' collection.

He will tee off next Thursday with a grey, green and white look and it's virtually all black on Friday, although the shirt has a bright red and orange stripe.

Saturday – if he makes the cut – brings 'gamma green' trousers and a black shirt with blue and green stripes. Final round Sunday is blue and dark grey.

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