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Signing day for golfers

By Kyle Porter | Golf Writer
You won't be seeing anything but a Nike swoosh on Nick Watney from now on. (GettyImages)

January 1 is like national signing day for golfers and their new sponsors. Numerous companies are calling roll on their new signees over the next few weeks culminating with a not-so-subtle announcement by Nike in Abu Dabhi on January 14...

Here's a running list of who we know has signed on with new sponsors for the 2013 season (and who they left in parentheses):

TaylorMade

Lucas Glover (Nike)

Ryan Moore (Adams)

John Huh (PING)

Stewart Cink (Nike) - pic of new bag here.

Callaway

Chris Kirk (Titleist)

Gary Woodland (Titleist)

Nike

Kyle Stanley (Titleist)

Nick Watney (Titleist)

Oakley

Bubba Watson (Travis Mathew)

Zach Johnson (Iliac)

RBC

Graeme McDowell (not for clubs...obviously)

One of the most interesting things was watching these announcements roll in from the players themselves on Twitter.

Gone are the days of formal PR announcements and press conferences. All Bubba has to do is hit "send" to his 800,000 followers and the news spreads like wildfire.

I'm most shocked by the Stewart Cink move since he still had a year on his Nike contract. And I'm most intrigued to find out who the other two new Nike members are (besides McIlroy, Watney, and Stanley):

 
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