(New York) American golfer Tiger Woods announced Monday on

Regularly injured, the 48-year-old golf icon has only won one major tournament in the last 15 years, in 2019, and is currently 883rd in the world rankings.

Tiger Woods said he was “lucky” to have been able to form this partnership in 1996, and thanked Phil Knight, co-founder of Nike, and the employees of the brand with the comma.

“People will wonder if there will be another chapter,” the golfer tweeted, appearing to refer to a partnership with a sports equipment manufacturer. ” Yes. There will be a new chapter. »

Nike had sponsored Tiger Woods since he turned professional in August 1996 at age 20.

The American brand relied on Eldrick Tont Woods, its birth name, to fill golf caddies, a sport in which it had, until then, been a fixture for more than a decade.

Shoes, clothing, bags, clubs and balls, Nike has become a major player in this market.

According to an AFP estimate, based on financial documents, the Nike Golf division has since generated more than $10 billion in revenue, peaking at $791 million in 2013.

For his part, the golfer with 15 major tournament victories received around $500 million from Nike, according to estimates.

His last contract, signed in 2013 for ten years and $200 million, expired last year.