Nike has always been connected with the world's best athletes, so there's no surprise that Rory McIlroy joined the team. The 23-year-old golfing phenom is said to have signed a nine-figure deal, joining Tiger Woods, Roger Federer and LeBron James as athletes to don the swoosh. But that trio is all over 25 years old. Which athletes 25 and under -- McIlroy's age group -- are the most marketable? Submit your rankings below!

Marketable athletes 25 and under

Victoria Azarenka

Victoria Azarenka

Age: 23
Sport: Tennis
Notable sponsor: Nike

Kevin Durant

Kevin Durant

Age: 24
League: NBA
Notable sponsor: Nike

Blake Griffin

Blake Griffin

Age: 23
League: NBA
Notable sponsor: Kia

Robert Griffin III

Robert Griffin III

Age: 22
League: NFL
Notable sponsor: Adidas

Bryce Harper

Bryce Harper

Age: 20
League: MLB
Notable sponsor: Under Armour

Jon Jones

Jon Jones

Age: 25
Sport: MMA
Notable sponsor: Nike

Rory McIlroy

Rory McIlroy

Age: 23
Sport: Golf
Notable sponsor: Nike

Lionel Messi

Lionel Messi

Age: 25
Sport: Soccer
Notable sponsor: Adidas

Alex Morgan

Alex Morgan

Age: 23
Sport: Soccer
Notable sponsor: Nike

Cam Newton

Cam Newton

Age: 23
League: NFL
Notable sponsor: Under Armour

Derrick Rose

Derrick Rose

Age: 24
League: NBA
Notable sponsor: Adidas

Mike Trout

Mike Trout

Age: 21
League: MLB
Notable sponsor: BODYARMOR SuperDrink

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