Tiger Woods Syndication: The Augusta Chronicle

In news that sent shockwaves throughout both the golf and fashion communities, Tiger Woods announced the end of his 27-year partnership with Nike.

As a result, the 15-time majors winner finds himself a free agent in the fashion world, with many wondering whose logo Woods will be wearing next.

In fact, BetOnline has released betting odds for the 48-year-old’s next apparel sponsor, with a surprising favorite at the top. At +250 odds, Ralph Lauren is the betting favorite to be Woods’ next apparel sponsor, with the full list of odds as follows:

  • Ralph Lauren +250
  • Adidas +400
  • Dior +500
  • Lacoste +800
  • Burberry +800
  • Hugo Boss +800
  • Gucci +1000
  • LV +1200
  • Puma +1200
  • Reebok +1200
  • Under Armour +1600
  • Armani +1600
  • Hermes +2500
  • Dolce & Gabbana +2500
  • Versace +2500
  • New Balance +2500
  • Converse +3300
  • Michael Kors +6600
  • Prada +6600
  • Vera Wang +6600


For the uninitiated, a successful $100 bet on Ralph Lauren would return a $250 profit, while a successful $100 bet on Adidas would net a $400 profit and so on.

While sports brands like Adidas, Puma, Reebok, Under Armour and New Balance are present, the odds seem to largely focus on high end fashion brands not often associated with golf. Curiously, golf specific brands like TaylorMade and FootJoy — whose shoes Woods was already wearing prior to his Nike departure — are absent from the list.

As for the possibility of Woods starting his own brand, BetOnline sets those odds at +150 for him to do so, with -200 (risk $200 to profit $100) for him not to.


About Ben Axelrod

Ben Axelrod is a veteran of the sports media landscape, having most recently worked for NBC's Cleveland affiliate, WKYC. Prior to his time in Cleveland, he covered Ohio State football and the Big Ten for outlets including Cox Media Group, Bleacher Report, Scout and Rivals.