And you thought they were only into shoes and sports uniforms. Nope, Nike is fearlessly spearheading new technologies for "fighting man-made global warming" with its patented "sequestration" golf ball:
These carbon dioxide-absorbing golf balls, invented by the golf team at Nike, are intended to "reduce atmospheric carbon dioxide levels to aid in alleviating global warming," by enabling the "golf ball itself to play a role in the fight against global warming." (You can't make this stuff up). Additionally, the Nike inventors claim this is the first time a golf ball itself has attempted to off-set carbon consumed during its manufacture.
At the end of the game, according to the patent, you'll be able to see how much carbon you've sequestered using a visual indicator on the side of the ball.
Maybe Barry can lay in a supply of these babies. Soon, low scores may become derided as signs of laziness, or an unwillingness to do your part to Save The Planet™. After all, the more you it it, the more carbon you suck out of the air. These could "fundamentally transform" the game!