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March 26, 2013

Nike releases limited edition TW '13 shoe for Masters

Posted at 12:25 PM by Jessica Marksbury

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Courtesy of Nike

In the wake of Tiger Woods' ascension to the top of the world ranking after clinching his third victory of the year, the anticipation for the Masters couldn't be greater. To celebrate the first major of the 2013 season, Nike has released of a limited edition TW shoe that showcases the iconic Masters green on the sole.

Retailing for $180, the shoe’s Nike FREE inspired outsole is the result of a collaboration between Tiger Woods and Nike’s golf footwear team, which sought to produce a golf shoe that matched the fit and performance of Woods’ Nike FREE athletic shoes.

The TW ’13 Limited Edition is composed of multi-stretch synthetic leather and is designed to conform to the foot's natural motion to deliver maximum flexibility. The shoe will be available at nike.com and retailers across the country beginning March 28th while supplies last.

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March 08, 2013

Tiger Woods switches to VR_S Covert 5-wood at Doral

Posted at 11:10 AM by Golf.com

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(Tiger Woods with his new VR_S Covert 5-wood at Doral. Credit: Fred Vuich/SI)

According to pgatour.com, Tiger just dumped his trusty old Nike 19-degree SasQuatch 2 fairway wood, which he's had in the bag for close to six years, for a brand-new Nike VR_S Covert model with the same loft. After an opening round 66 that included nine birdies, it would seem that El Tigre made the right decision, and he agrees.

“The 5-wood that I used is the SQ, so it's, what, three versions ago,” Woods said. “I finally put one in play that I felt comfortable with. I hit it a little bit further, so there's a little bit bigger gap between the 3-iron and the 5-wood but I can hit this 5-wood a little bit higher, so I can actually take something off it and throw it up in the air, which is nice.

The new VR_S Covert that Tiger put in his bag this week at The WGC-Cadillac Championship is fitted with the same Mitsubishi Diamana BB 103x shaft as his old SasQuatch.

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CLUB REVIEW: Nike's VR_S Covert fairway woods

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January 28, 2013

Winner's Bag: Tiger Woods at 2013 Farmers Insurance Open

Posted at 9:13 PM by David Dusek
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DRIVER: Nike VR Tour (8.5°) with a Graphite Design Tour AD DI 6 shaft
FAIRWAY WOODS:
Nike  VR Pro Limited Editon (15°), SQ II (19°) with Mitsubishi Diaman Blue Board 103X   shafts
IRONS:
Nike VR Pro Blades (3-PW) with True Temper Dynamic Gold X100 shafts
WEDGES: 
Nike VR (56°), VR Pro (60°) with True Temper Dynamic Gold S400 shafts
PUTTER: 
Nike Method 001
BALL: 
Nike Tour D

See-Try-Buy: Learn more about Nike 
clubs and schedule your fitting  with GolfTEC  or Golfsmith.

January 14, 2013

Rory McIlroy's Nike equipment

Posted at 9:44 AM by David Dusek

McIlroy PR Image

In a news release from Nike this morning, the company announced that Rory McIlroy’s new deal with Nike will include clubs, ball, footwear, glove, apparel, headwear and accessories.

“I chose Nike for a number of reasons,” McIlroy said.  “It’s a company and a brand that really resonates with me. It’s young. It’s athletic. It’s innovative. They are committed to being the best, as am I. Signing with Nike is another step towards living out my dream.”

Below is a list of the clubs McIlroy will use this week in Abu Dhabi:

DRIVER: Nike VR_S Covert (9.5°)
FAIRWAY WOODS: Nike VR Limited Edition (15°, 19°)
IRONS: Nike VR Pro Blades (3-PW)
WEDGES: Nike VR Pro (54°, 60°)
PUTTER: Nike Method 006 prototype
BALL: Nike 20XI X 

 

January 13, 2013

Winner's Bag: Russell Henley at Sony Open in Hawaii

Posted at 10:40 PM by David Dusek

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DRIVER: Nike VR_S (9.5°) with a Graphite Design AD GT 7X shaft
FAIRWAY WOOD: Nike SQ Sumo (13°) with a Mitsubishi Diamana Blue Board shaft
HYBRID: Nike VR Pro (18°) with a Mitsubishi Diamana Fubuki shaft
IRONS: Nike VR Pro Cavity (3-6), VR Pro Combo (7-9) with True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue shafts
WEDGES: Nike VR Pro (47°, 53°, 59°) with True Temper Dynamic Gold Spinner shafts
PUTTER: Nike Method 006 prototype
BALL: Nike 20XI X

See-Try-Buy: Learn more about Nike and schedule your fitting with GolfTEC or Golfsmith

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(Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

 

January 10, 2013

Were Rory McIlroy's new Nike clubs spotted in Dubai?

Posted at 10:39 AM by David Dusek

Nike is expected to introduce Rory McIlroy as a staff player on Monday in Abu Dhabi, so it's not surprising that images of his 2013 gear are starting to leak.

GolfCentralDaily.com posted two images of Nike clubs with "RORS" stamped on them. According to the site, the photos were taken at the Els Club in Dubai, where McIlroy was practicing. There is no way to verify the authenticity of these images, but if real, they provide an early glimpse for equipment junkies of the clubs Rory might be playing next week.

PHOTOS: Gear at Kapalua | McIlroy's career | SHIPNUCK: Rory is golf's most marketable star
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November 01, 2012

Nike offers glimpse of new driver on Facebook and Twitter

Posted at 10:03 AM by David Dusek

On Tuesday, Nike Golf published two images of its yet-to-be-released driver on the company's Facebook and Twitter feeds, giving its followers a glimpse of the red-crowned club. Nike is unveiling the driver on Monday, Nov. 5.

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RELATED: Nike Homepage | See-Try-Buy: 3 Steps to Your Perfect Set

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October 30, 2012

Rory McIlroy and Titleist parting ways at end of year

Posted at 8:30 AM by Golf.com

P1-Rory-TitleistTitleist announced on Tuesday morning that its relationship with Rory McIlroy will not extend beyond Dec. 31. Will a move to Nike be next?

McIlroy, 23, has played Titleist equipment since turning pro at the age of 18, but reports of a 10-year, $250 million deal with Nike have been circulating in the golf press. So far, neither Nike nor McIlroy has confirmed those rumors, and McIlroy refused to discuss them on his recent trip to Shanghai.

RELATED PHOTOS: McIlroy’s Career | Tiger and Rory's Head-to-Head Battles

Titleist and McIlroy seemed to be parting on good terms.

"Our goal has been to provide Rory with the best equipment and service that would help him be the best player he could possibly be," Wally Uihlein, chief executive officer of Acushnet, said in today's statement. "He has been a great ambassador for the Titleist and FootJoy brands, and in turn, we are proud of how our equipment has contributed to his success. We wish Rory all the best, both personally and professionally, going forward."

McIlroy thanked Uihlein and the Titleist and FootJoy staff and added: "I have enjoyed five very exciting and successful years with the company and I will always appreciate the contribution Titleist has made in helping me become the player I am today."

RELATED: Nike Homepage | Titleist Homepage | See-Try-Buy

(Photo: Hong Wu / Getty Images)

August 31, 2012

My Bag: Jonathan Byrd at the Deutsche Bank Championship

Posted at 11:02 AM by David Dusek

 "I had a hybrid that I liked, but I didn't like it as much off the tee, so I got one of the driving irons made up and loved it. This year I added a four-iron also." —Jonathan Byrd

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DRIVER: TaylorMade Burner SuperFast (10.5°) with a UST Mamiya ATTAS T2 shaft
FAIRWAY WOODS: Mizuno MX-700 Steel (15°) with a with a UST Mamiya ProForce V2 86 shaft; Mizuno MP-650 (18°) with a UST Mamiya ProForce V2 86 shaft
IRONS: Mizuno MP Fli-Hi (3, 4), Mizuno MP-59 (5-PW) with True Temper Dynamic Golf Tour Issue shafts
WEDGES: Nike VR (56°, 60°) with True Temper Dynamic Golf Tour Issue shafts
PUTTER: Titleist Studio Select Newport
BALL: Titleist Pro V1x

GALLERY: Close-up images of Byrd's clubs

See-Try-Buy: Learn more about Mizuno, NikeTaylorMade and Titleist gear, and schedule your fitting with GolfTEC or Golfsmith.

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(Photo by Carols M. Saavedra/SI) 

August 10, 2012

My Bag: Carl Pettersson at the 2012 PGA Championship

Posted at 8:12 PM by David Dusek

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DRIVER: Nike VR Pro STR8-FIT (11.5°) with a Mitsubishi Fubuki Alpha shaft
FAIRWAY WOOD: TaylorMade Burner (14.5°) with a Mitsubishi Fubuki Alpa 70 X shaft; Nike VR Pro Limited Edition (19°) with a Mitsubishi Fubuki alpha 80x shaft
IRONS: Nike VR_S Forged (3, 4), VR Pro Combo (5-9) with True Temper GS 95 shafts
WEDGES: Nike VR Pro Forged (49°, 55°, 60°) with True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue shafts
PUTTER: Nike Method prototype mallet belly
BALL: Nike 20XI S

See-Try-Buy: Learn more about Nike and TaylorMade clubs and schedule your fitting with GolfTEC or Golfsmith.

Photos: See more pros' bags from Kiawah

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My Bag: Tiger Woods at the 2012 PGA Championship

Posted at 4:25 PM by David Dusek

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DRIVER: Nike VR Tour (8.5°) with a Graphite Design Tour AD DI 6 shaft
FAIRWAY WOODS: 
Nike VR Pro Limited Editon (15°) with Mitsubishi Diaman Blue Board 103X shafts
IRONS: 
Nike VR_S Forged (2), VR Pro Blades (3-PW) with True Temper Dynamic Gold X100 shafts
WEDGES: 
Nike VR (56°), VR Pro (60°) with True Temper Dynamic Gold S400 shafts
PUTTER: 
Nike Method 001
BALL: 
Nike Tour D

Photos: See more pros' bags from Kiawah

See-Try-Buy: Learn more about Nike clubs and schedule your fitting  with GolfTEC  or Golfsmith.

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August 08, 2012

PGA Championship apparel for Woods, Fowler, Schwartzel and more

Posted at 1:02 PM by Jessica Marksbury

It's the final major of the year, and that means it's also the last high-profile opportunity for golf companies to showcase their players wearing the latest apparel collections. This week, Rickie Fowler won't be the only player in bright colors and prints. Check out the scripts below for some of the season's best looks from brands like Nike, Callaway and Puma.

Nike:

Tiger scripting
Schwartzel scripting
Cink scripting
Casey scripting
Molinari scripting
Pettersson scripting
Dyson scripting
Coston scripting
Representing Puma, Rickie Fowler:
Rickie scripting

Brian Davis Scripting - PGA CHampionship

 

Keegan Bradley Scripting PGA Championship

Mark Wilson Scripting PGA Championship

 

Wearing Callaway, Alvaro Quiros (Friday - Sunday):
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Cameron Tringale PGA Championship

John Senden PGA Championship 2012
Poulter USPGA

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July 18, 2012

What Nike golfers will be wearing at Royal Lytham and St. Annes

Posted at 8:18 AM by David Dusek

So, all that practice paid off and you've earned a spot in the field at the British Open. Sweet! Now what are you going to wear? Well, if you're a Nike-sponsored athlete you don't have to worry about how to match your shirt with your pants and shoes because the company happily puts everything together for you. Here what some Swoosh-wearing stars will be wearing (under their raingear) at Royal Lytham and St. Annes.

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Stewart Cink Charl Schwartzel Lucas Glover Paul Casey




July 01, 2012

Winner's Bag: Tiger Woods at 2012 AT&T National

Posted at 7:09 PM by David Dusek

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DRIVER: Nike VR Tour (8.5°) with a Graphite Design Tour AD DI 6 shaft
FAIRWAY  WOODS: Nike  VR Pro Limited Editon (15°), SQ II (19°) with Mitsubishi Diaman Blue Board 103X   shafts
IRONS: Nike VR  Pro Blades (3-PW) with True Temper Dynamic Gold  X100 shafts
WEDGES: Nike  VR (56°), VR  Pro (60°) with True Temper Dynamic Gold  S400 shafts
PUTTER: Nike Method 001
BALL: Nike  Tour D

Photos: See unique details from the pros' bags

See-Try-Buy: Learn more about Nike clubs and schedule your fitting  with GolfTEC  or Golfsmith.

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June 17, 2012

Inside look at Nike's U.S. Open swag bag

Posted at 3:35 PM by David Dusek

SAN FRANCISCO – Every week on the PGA Tour, manufacturers stuff the pros' lockers with things they'll need on the course. Balls, gloves, maybe a new umbrella or a hat. But at the majors, things get kicked up a few notches.

Nike presented its staff players at the U.S. Open with a special tote bag that contained a hoodie and a new pair of Nike Free running shoes.

Each golfer's hoodie was personalized with his name on the back of the left shoulder. Three stars were added to Tiger Woods's hoodie to acknowledge his three U.S. Open wins; Lucas Glover had one star. 

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Woods and Glover also had their names stitched into the tongue of their shoes.

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Photos: See pros' bags at Olympic

See-Try-Buy: Learn more about Nike clubs and schedule your fitting with GolfTEC or Golfsmith.

(Photo by David Dusek)




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