ST LOUIS (LALATE) – Tiger Woods tee times for the British Open 2013 today have been released along with the golfer’s pairings. Tiger Woods gets a late start time for The Open Championship (live leaderboard below) from Muirfield as the East Lothian, Scotland action gets underway today July 18, 2013.
Tiger Woods tee times for round one for the British Open 2013 today puts him at T101. Woods gets a start time of 9:45 AM EST. But who is Tiger Woods paired with? His parings put him with Louis Oosthuizen and Graeme McDowell. Tiger is followed by fellow American Webb Simpson eleven minutes later. All tee times for round one Thursday July 18 will be finished by 11:13 am EST, officials tell news.
Meantime, Woods made news off the course today as well. In advance of his Thursday tee time, Woods announced that he has inked a new endorsement deal contract with Nike. Woods is currently under contract with the apparel company. But that contract is set to expire later this year. Woods’ longtime agent Mark Steinberg told ESPN that he was delighted to have Woods stay with Nike.
Woods’ current endorsement deal was one of his longest standing to date. He signed it in 2006. But it wasn’t Tiger’s first deal with Nike. He first Nike deal was signed when he went pro in 1996.
So how much has Tiger Woods’ net worth jumped from this Nike deals? The 1996 deal for five years was worth reportedly $40 million. The 2001 deal for five more years was worth $100 million. The current deal expiring this year was seven year contract valued far in excess of $100 million. So is Tiger making close to $150 million? Woods’ agent would not disclose what the current contract will pay the golfer, not the duration of the contract. For the current live Leaderboard click HERE.