Sounds as if Rory McIlroy was a bit touchy, too, when asked about it after his 6-over par MC in Abu Dhabi.
Despite changing to his old putter in the week he started playing with Nike clubs, McIlroy departed early from an event in which he was runner-up last year.
"I'm not here to talk about my [Nike] contract, I'm here to talk about my golf," said the 23-year-old.
"I knew it was going to be a tough week. I hit the ball really well in Dubai last week, but it just got worse for some reason."
**David Dusek reminds us that Rory was asked about the obligation to play the new putter during Monday's Nike unveiling and refused to talk about a contractual matter.
**Brian Keogh assesses Rory's week and reminds us that it's going to be an eternity before he appears again with his new sticks.
This time he has four weeks off before he reappears in the WGC-Accenture Match Play in Arizona. What odds he draws a fellow Nike staff player, such as the current world No 70 Scott Jamieson when the top 64 available players from the world rankings meet at the Ritz Carlton Resort?
And considering his previously announced schedule as part of his new foundation, this means Rory will only play four more events prior to the Masters with his new clubs.