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Olesen joins Kyle Stanley and Nick Watney at Nike

By Kyle Porter | Golf Writer
Thorbjørn Olesen joins team Nike. (GettyImages)

Nike deepened its stable of European golfers on Monday by signing Danish star Thorbjørn Olesen.

Olesen, who is best known for his T9 at the British Open last year, joins Kyle Stanley and Nick Watney as new additions to the Nike family for 2013. According to this Twitter picture, Nike still has two golfers to introduce to us. We know who one is, but we aren't sure on the other.

Kyle Stanley, Nick Watney, and Thorbjørn Olesen. (Nike)

About the partnership, Olesen said,

Nike is one of the most recognized and respected sport brands in the world. I want to be with a company that focuses on developing products that help me perform at my best. To be part of a brand that respects but challenges the traditions of the game is an honor.

Nike has always been a company with one eye overseas, and the signing of Olesen (and pending signing of Rory McIlroy) does nothing to deter that strategy.

Here's a full (updated) list of golfers who have switched sponsors for 2013.


Lucas Glover (Nike)

Ryan Moore (Adams)

John Huh (PING)

J.J Henry (Callaway)

Brian Davis (Titleist)

Stewart Cink (Nike)


Chris Kirk (Titleist)

Gary Woodland (Titleist)

Andres Gonzales (Adams)

Nicolas Colsaerts (Titleist)


Kyle Stanley (Titleist)

Nick Watney (Titleist)

Thorbjørn Olesen (Titleist)


Bubba Watson (Travis Mathew)

Zach Johnson (Iliac)


Webb Simpson (Ralph Lauren)

Spencer Levin (Dunning Golf)

Scott Piercy (Lyle & Scott)


Graeme McDowell

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