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Rory McIlroy Will be Swinging in Dubai

21 Jan 2014

The golfer is going to open a new Nike store in Dubai Mall

Golf superstar Rory McIlroy will be swinging into Dubai next week to open a brand new Nike Golf store in Dubai in a slightly unusual fashion.

The two-time Major winner will open the new shop in Dubai Mall on Monday 27 January at 7pm, but will not be using a pair of scissors to cut the ribbon. Instead he’ll put his skills to the test and attempt a putt at the entrance to officially mark the opening. Fans and shoppers will be able to cheer him on as he uses his Method 006 putter and new RZN Black ball.

Commenting on the opening of the retail store, Nike Golf EMEA General Manager Angus Moir said: “As our brand in golf continues to resonate with more and more consumers, we are delighted to be partnering with Sun and Sand Sports in the UAE region to open a new standalone Nike Golf retail experience in EMEA at the iconic Dubai Mall.

“It is very fitting that Rory McIlroy will officially open the Dubai store as he opens up his 2014 year on the back of winning the Australian Masters in December using the new Covert 2.0 driver and new RZN Black golf ball,” he added.

Following on from the grand opening of the new store, McIlroy will be preparing to tee it up at the Omega Dubai Desert Classic, which starts on Thursday 30 January, and of course Team Ahlan! will be there cheering him on.

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