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February 27, 2014

Check Out the Fan-Designed NIKEiD Custom Shoes Tiger is Wearing at the Honda Classic

Posted at 4:36 PM by Michael Chwasky

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If you check out Tiger's feet at the Honda Classic you'll notice he's not wearing his normal black or white Nike TW '14 shoes. Instead he's donning a pair of custom TW '14 shoes ($225) featuring a red, white, and blue color scheme that he chose out of thousands from the TW '14 NIKEiD contest. A guy named Dane Thompson submitted the winning design, which was inspired by the U.S. team in the Winter Olympics as well as the upcoming Ryder Cup. The design features a white upper area, a red Nike swoosh and laces and a blue midsole. Because he won the contest, Thompson also received a pair of the patriotic-themed shoes. 

The TW'14 is the first model from Nike Golf to be available for customization on NIKEiD. 

(Photo: Courtesy of Nike)

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December 05, 2013

Tiger testing new Nike driver at World Challenge

Posted at 2:47 PM by Kevin Cunningham
Tiger Woods
Credit: Mark J. Terrill / AP

 

Tiger has a new club in his bag at the Northwestern Mutual World Challenge this week.

Woods noted on his official website that he will be testing a prototype Nike Covert driver which appears to be the company's new VRS Covert Tour 2.0 driver -- the same club Rory McIlroy and Charl Schwartzel used recently to win the Australian Open and South African Open, respectively. Woods used the driver at Wednesday's pro am at Sherwood Country Club.

From Woods' official site:

Woods will use a new Nike Covert prototype driver this week, and has switched to a 103-gram Diamana Blue Board shaft, the same one he uses with his 3- and 5-wood. He previously used a lighter 73-gram shaft in his driver and now has a better feel of the club at impact.

"I feel very comfortable," Woods said.

Woods, who has been known to stick with the same clubs for a long time, switched to the Nike Covert 3-wood and 5-wood this summer.

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August 04, 2013

Winner's Bag: Tiger Woods' equipment at the WGC - Bridgestone Invitational

Posted at 6:48 PM by Robert Sauerhaft

Clubs-TigerDRIVER: Nike VR_S Covert Tour (9.5°) with Mitsubishi Diamana White Board 73 X-flex shaft

FAIRWAY WOODS: Nike VR_S Covert 3-wood (15°) with Mitsubishi Diamana Blue Board 103 X-flex shaft; Nike VR_S Covert 5-wood (19°) with Mitsubishi Diamana Blue Board 103 X-flex shaft

IRONS: Nike VR Pro Blade (3-PW) with True Temper Dynamic Gold X100 shafts

WEDGES: Nike VR Pro (56° and 60°) with True Temper Dynamic Gold S400 shafts

PUTTER: Nike Method 001

BALL: Nike ONE Tour D

(Photo: Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

July 19, 2013

Tiger Woods puts prototype Nike VR_S Covert Tour driver in his bag at Muirfield

Posted at 3:48 PM by Mark Dee

Say what you will about the World No. 1, but Tiger Woods is a company man.

One day after announcing his new contract with Nike -- Woods's fourth with the company -- Nike Golf tweeted out a picture (below) of Tiger's Open Championship sticks. The big (read: only) change? A prototype Nike VR_S Covert Tour driver

Woods, of course, had long been a hold out. Though the VR_S Covert driver line is Nike's flagship 2013 offering, Tiger stuck with his trusty VR Tour model through four wins so far this year. Tiger originally put the VR Tour in his bag at Augusta in 2010, which was just a couple months after its official release.

Of course, you can't exactly pull Tiger's driver off the rack. It features a glued (vs. adjustable) hosel, and a more pear-shaped head, which makes it easier to work the ball. This week, he's playing a 9.5-degree head with a Mitsubishi Diamana White Board 73X -- which, sure, you can buy for your driver, but...please don't, unless you swing like Tiger Woods.

So, he's got a new gamer in the bag. It remains to be seen if the prototype driver gets much use, though: Earlier in the week, Tiger said that doesn't plan to loose the lumber all that often at a firm, fast Muirfield. He was hitting 280-yard 4-irons in practice rounds. So he's got that going for him, which is nice.

Keep an eye out for the club this week. It'll be hard to miss: It's painted to match Tiger's Sunday shirt.

May 22, 2013

Nike offers three new sole grinds for VR Forged Wedges

Posted at 4:16 PM by Michael Chwasky

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From left: VR Forged Standard Grind; VR Forged Dual Narrow Grind; VR Forged Dual Wide Grind (Nike)

Nike Golf has extended the VR Forged Wedge line to include three new sole grinds: Standard Grind, Dual Narrow Grind, and Dual Wide Grind ($129.99). 

Based on the needs of Nike Tour staffers, the three grinds are designed to offer optimum performance from a wide variety of turf conditions and playing situations. The Standard Grind model is the most versatile in all conditions and was inspired by the model played by Tiger Woods. This grind promotes a proper address position without requiring the face to be opened or manipulated. The Standard Grind is recommended for players who want all their wedges to play similarly with loft as the only variable. 

The Dual Narrow Grind model features a narrow sole width, increased bounce, and extreme sole relief. The wedge is designed to sit low to the ball regardless of face position (open or square). This model was inspired by Paul Casey, who likes a wedge that allows for more shotmaking ability.

The Dual Wide Grind came about through work with Nike's European Tour players, who face wet conditions more often than US players. This model offers the increased forgiveness and ease of use normally associated with wide sole, low bounce wedges and is the easiest of the three to use for greenside shots. The Dual Wide Grind was designed with feedback from Francesco Molinari.

All three models are built with Nike's high-frequency X3X grooves and laser crosshatch pattern, which significantly increases surface texture for greater spin in all situations. 

VR Forged Standard Grind 

Finish Options: Tour Satin, Black Oxide

Loft/Bounce Options: 48/10; 50/10; 52/10; 54/12; 56/14; 58/10; 60/10 (available in RH)

52/10; 56/14; 60/10 (available LH, Tour Satin only) 

VR Forged Dual Narrow Grind

Finish Options: Tour Satin, Black Oxide

Loft/Bounce Options: 56/16; 58/14; 60/13 (available in RH)

VR Forged Dual Wide Grind

Finish Options: Tour Satin, Black Oxide

Loft/Bounce Options: 56/8; 60/6 (available in RH)

RELATED: ClubTesters review Nike VR Forged Wedges

May 13, 2013

Nike unveils Tiger Woods' new shoe, the TW'14

Posted at 5:06 PM by Mark Dee

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The key to winning The Players Championship? It's gotta be the shoes. Just ask Tiger, who took the title the same week he debuted his newest signature kicks, the TW'14s.

Nike officially announced the line on Monday. Coincidence? Few things in Beaverton are. Regardless, fans of sneaker-like, natural motion golf shoes such as last year's Nike "Free"-inspired TW'13, should enjoy a few new features on this year's model. For the uninitiated, the TW'14 is based off of Nike's flagship running shoe. The idea here is that a lighter, more flexible golf shoe is more comfortable to wear and allows the player to transfer energy more efficiently through the swing. The result, says Nike, is more power.

Tiger agrees. He should. After all, the shoe was originally his idea: "I train with Nike Free technology all the time," he told Nike. "I love training in it, running in it, lifting in it. So I asked, why can’t I play golf in it?” Sure, Tiger. Why not.

Weekend warriors may not train, run or lift, but starting June 7th they can play golf in the TW'14s. Improvements over the '13s include improved ventilation in the upper shoe, and increased stability through "Flywire" technology, which Nike claims helps to hold the shoe to your foot. The new shoe will also be more customizable: A TW'14 iD version allows players to select color combos, choose between "waterproof" leather or "breathable" mesh uppers, select either soft-spike or spikeless soles, and add a name or inspirational monogram to the shoe. Fair guess none will say "Rory."

Both the TW'14 and the TW'14 iD are scheduled to drop June 7th. Expect to pay $225 for the customized version and $180 for the off-the-rack model, which comes in first-run colors of "Black/Reflective Silver-Varsity Red" and "White/Metallic Dark Grey-Varsity Red." On August 1st, they'll add a "Cool Grey/Black-Vivid Blue-Venom Green" shoe to the line. If those sound more like X-Men villains than actual colors — well, we'll defer to the photos.

(Photo: Courtesy of Nike)

May 12, 2013

Winner's Bag: Tiger Woods' equipment at The Players Championship

Posted at 7:47 PM by Robert Sauerhaft
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DRIVER: Nike VR Tour (9.5°) with Mitsubishi Diamana White Board 73 X-flex shaft

FAIRWAY WOODS: Nike VR_S Covert 3-wood (15°) with Mitsubishi Diamana Blue Board 103 X-flex shaft (pictured above); Nike VR_S Covert 5-wood (19°) with Mitsubishi Diamana Blue Board 103 X-flex shaft

IRONS: Nike VR Pro Blade (3-PW) with True Temper Dynamic Gold X100 shafts

WEDGES: Nike VR Pro (56° and 60°) with True Temper Dynamic Gold S400 shafts

PUTTER: Nike Method 001

BALL: Nike ONE Tour D

(Photo: Andy Lyons/Getty Images)



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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SPECIAL SECTION: 2013 Masters Preview

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March 25, 2013

Winner's Bag: Tiger Woods's clubs at the 2013 Arnold Palmer Invitational at Bay Hill

Posted at 1:45 PM by Golf.com

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DRIVER:
Nike VR Tour (8.5°) with Graphite Design Tour AD DI 6 X-flex shaft

FAIRWAY WOODS: Nike VR Pro Limited Edition 3-wood (15°) with Mitsubishi Diamana Blue Board 103 X-flex shaft;  Nike VR_S Covert 5-wood (19°) with Mitsubishi Diamana Blue Board 103 X-flex shaft

IRONS: Nike VR Pro Blade (3-PW) with True Temper Dynamic Gold X100 shafts

WEDGES: Nike VR Pro (56° and 60°) with True Temper Dynamic Gold S400 shafts

PUTTER: Nike Method 001

BALL: Nike ONE Tour D

(Photos: Phelan M. Ebenhack/AP)

March 10, 2013

Winner's Bag: Tiger Woods's clubs at the 2013 WGC-Cadillac Championship at Doral

Posted at 7:38 PM by Golf.com

Tiger-SpanDRIVER: Nike VR Tour (8.5°) with Graphite Design Tour AD DI 6 X-flex shaft

FAIRWAY WOODS: Nike VR Pro Limited Edition 3-wood (15°) with Mitsubishi Diamana Blue Board 103 X-flex shaft;  Nike VR_S Covert 5-wood (19°) with Mitsubishi Diamana Blue Board 103 X-flex shaft

IRONS: Nike VR Pro Blade (3-PW) with True Temper Dynamic Gold X100 shafts

WEDGES: Nike VR Pro (56° and 60°) with True Temper Dynamic Gold S400 shafts

PUTTER: Nike Method 001

BALL: Nike ONE Tour D

 

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.

RELATED:

CLUB REVIEW: Nike's VR_S Covert fairway woods

MORE NIKE: Nike equipment news on Golf.com

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.

August 10, 2012

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

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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):
Alvaro's PGA Championship Scripting-2_new

Cameron Tringale PGA Championship

John Senden PGA Championship 2012
Poulter USPGA

DJ_PGA Champ_2012

Garcia_PGA Champ_2012

Rose_PGA Champ_2012

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.

Tiger Woods

Stewart Cink Charl Schwartzel Lucas Glover Paul Casey







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