Tiger Woods signs contract extension with Nike Golf
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Tiger Woods signs contract extension with Nike Golf

Tiger Woods intends to remain a member of the Nike Golf staff for the remainder of his career. He took one step toward making that a reality in recently signing a contract extension with the Swoosh.

Woods' agent, Mark Steinberg, confirmed the signing of the extension to ESPN.com on Wednesday.

The deal was imminent, as Steinberg suggested at the Memorial Tournament, to extend a contract that was set to expire toward the end of 2013. Terms were not disclosed.

"We're comfortable with where we ended up and the career trajectory that Tiger will be on with Nike," Steinberg said. "I'm thrilled we were able to complete this deal."

Woods' current seven-year deal was signed in 2006. He originally signed with Nike Golf when he turned pro in 1996 for a five-year deal reportedly worth $40 million.

Nike Golf was one of a few sponsors that stuck by Woods in the wake of his 2009-10 infidelity scandal.

"We are thrilled to continue our partnership with Tiger," said Cindy Davis, president of Nike Golf, in a statement to ESPN.com. "He is one of Nike's most iconic athletes and has played an integral part in Nike Golf's growth since the very beginning."

This week, Woods stepped up to the latest piece of metalwood technology from Nike Golf, putting their Covert VR_S driver in the bag for the first time at the 2013 Open Championship. Woods also helped develop the TW line of shoes, as well as performance features on the shirts he currently wears in competition.

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