Some of Nike Golf’s biggest athletes are sharing their feelings on the news of the company’s decision to get out of the equipment game.
Sad for @nikegolf employees that worked so hard and made genuinely great golf equipment. Your support will always be appreciated #TeamNike
— Rory McIlroy (@McIlroyRory) August 4, 2016
Sad to hear about those @nikegolf who lost jobs today. #family
— Kevin Chappell (@Kevin_Chappell) August 3, 2016
My thoughts are with my great friends at Nike who have lost jobs this day. That was my first thought when I heard the news. #nikefamily
— Tony Finau Golf (@tonyfinaugolf) August 4, 2016
As a Nike athlete I am really sad to hear about this. I love a lot of their products and hope they will be back. https://t.co/0nOVTHLrQq
— Jhonattan Vegas (@JhonattanVegas) August 3, 2016
Nike made headlines on Wednesday when they decided to discontinue their golf equipment and focus on apparel and shoes. Fans were shocked to hear the news and were more concerned about what clubs the Nike players would move to and not the impact the decision had on Nike employees.
It’s refreshing to see the players notice the important things like this and not which company is going to fill up their bag next.