It must be great being a Nike golf athlete. Whatever your favourite off-course shoe is, Nike can turn it into an on-course version.
In 2013 Tiger debuted his Nike TW'14 shoe at The Players Championship, which was based on the Nike Free shoe that he wore all the time.
Step forward 3 years and Rory McIlroy walks on to the first tee at Sawgrass in the Nike Air Zoom 90 IT shoe that is the golf version of the iconic Air Max shoe he wears off-course
Rory feels that making the Air Max into a golf shoe will bring something new to the golf course as he explains:
Not only is it different and very cool, but it also performs well, giving me that comfort, traction and stability that I need. I dress pretty casually off the course so it's nice to have options. If I want to go straight from the course to somewhere else, I can do it and not feel like I standout and look like a golfer.
Air Max fans will recognise the similarities in style to the Air Max 90 Ultra Moire casual shoe with a supportive section down the side of the shoe.
This forms part of the waterproof 'bootie' upper that uses a one piece design to ensure that the foot is locked in.
The sole features a full length Phylon midsole for lightweight comfort and stability.
Comfort comes courtesy of the Zoom Air technology in the ForeFoot that works with the Integrated Traction spikeless rubber outsole so you can wear the Air Zoom 90 IT on and off the course.
If you want to follow in Rory's footsteps, the Air Zoom 90 IT is available from 13 May in a black/white and white/black styles from the Nike website, although USA consumers will have to hold on until 1 June for the latter colour option.
If Rory is to follow in Tiger's footsteps when debuting his own shoe at The Players Championship there is only one thing he has to do: