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July 10, 2014

Nike Golf Athletes Will Sport New Styles at The Open Championship

Nike Golf athletes will stay protected from the predictably chillier temperatures and blustery conditions at this year’s Open Championship with new styles for fall featuring wool and engineered knit fabrics.

Tiger Woods will compete in his first major championship of the season in apparel from the Nike Golf Tiger Woods Collection. The three-time Open Champion will stay warm in the TW Engineered Sweater ($140) with 3-D engineered-knit sleeves — developed with Woods’s insights — that inspired the same sleeve design in the 3-D V-Neck Sweater.

Rory McIlroy will brave the elements at Royal Liverpool in the new Hypervis Half-zip Cover-up ($85). Featuring engineered fabric bonded onto a Therma-FIT fleece, the Hypervis Half-zip has strategically-placed ventilation – athletes will stay warm but won’t overheat. The fabric is super lightweight, providing warmth without bulk. A range of vibrant colors like Volt, Hyper Cobalt and Hyper Pink pop through the ventilated portion of the cover-up.

How will Nike Golf athletes like Paul Casey, Charl Schwartzel and Nick Watney stay warm? The 3D V-Neck Sweater ($130), a poly-wool blend constructed with 3D engineered-knit sleeves that trap heat while allowing for maximum range of motion. The knit is fabricated to be higher in certain zones to contain heat and offer flexibility, and tighter around places like the elbow to reduce material and weight.

“Our athletes will be prepared for every possible weather condition at Royal Liverpool,” says Merritt Richardson, VP of Global Golf Apparel and Footwear. “Every piece of apparel – from polos to sweaters to cover-ups – is made for easy layering and built to move with the athlete’s body. We’ve armed our athletes with some of Nike Golf’s newest and most innovative pieces from the Fall 2014 collection to keep them warm and comfortable no matter what each round brings.”

Eleven Nike Golf athletes will compete at the 2014 Open Championship: Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy, Paul Casey, David Duval, Oliver Fisher, Tommy Fleetwood, Russell Henley, Francesco Molinari, Thorbjorn Olesen, Charl Schwartzel and Nick Watney.  

Tiger Woods

For added warmth and layering, Woods will also sport the TW Tech 2.0 Cover-up ($130). Underneath, he’ll wear polos from the TW collection: TW Seasonal Bold Stripe polo ($90) on Thursday; TW Engineered Body Map polo ($100) on Friday; TW Seasonal Bold Stripe polo on Saturday; and TW Ultra Polo 3.0 ($95) on Sunday in his signature red hue, Action Red. Woods will finish each look with the TW Adaptive Pant ($125), TW Ultralight Tour cap ($30), TW Mesh Nike belt ($70) and Nike TW’ 14 footwear ($220). Driver and ball: Nike VRS Covert 2.0 Tour and Tour One D.

Rory McIlroy

Underneath the Hypervis Half-zip Cover-up, Rory will sport a variety of polos featuring the mobility chassis, a shoulder seam that is shifted toward the upper back that allows for maximized movement and eliminates distraction. He’ll start and finish the week in the Lightweight Innovation Color polo ($75) – the same design he wore at Augusta and Pinehurst – in addition to Friday’s Innovation Color Block polo ($75) and Saturday’s Innovation Vent 2.0 polo ($75). He’ll complete each look with the Modern Tech pant ($80), Tour Mesh cap ($30), Sleek Modern Plaque belt ($50) and Nike Lunar Control footwear ($200). Driver and ball: Nike VRS Covert 2.0 Tour and RZN Black.

Paul Casey

England’s Casey will pair his 3D V-Neck sweater with the Lightweight Innovation Stripe polo ($65) and Key Iconic Polo 2.0 ($65) on Thursday and Saturday when he returns to his home country for The Open. On Friday he’ll wear the Lightweight Innovation Cool polo ($65), and suit up in the Key Bold Heather Stripe polo ($65) on Sunday. Casey will also wear the Flat Front Tech pant ($80), Stripe Novelty pant ($85), Ultralight Tour Legacy cap ($30), Signature Swoosh Logo Cutout II belt ($45) and Lunar Control footwear. Driver and ball: Nike VRS Covert 2.0 Tour and RZN Platinum. 

David Duval

The 2001 Open Championship winner will stay protected in the Dri-FIT Performance Half-zip cover-up ($75), Nike Victory Stripe polo ($55), Nike Ultra Polo 2.0 ($65), Key Bold Heather Stripe polo and Key Body Mapping polo ($65). He complete his head-to-toe look with the Flat Front Tech pant, Nike Golf Plaid pant ($85), Tour Mesh cap, TW Mesh Nike belt, and Lunar Control footwear. Driver and ball: Nike VRS Covert 2.0 Tour and RZN Platinum.

Oliver Fisher

Featuring stylish designs from the Nike Golf Sport Collection, Fisher will wear the Sport Nike Graphic polo on Thursday and the Sport Innovation Pocket polo on Friday. For the weekend, he will compete in the Sport Stripe polo and the Sport Swing Movement polo on Saturday and Sunday, respectively. Topping off his look are the Nike Flat Bill Tour Cap and the Nike Hyperadapt jacket to combat the elements. Driver and ball: Nike VRS Covert 2.0 Tour and RZN Black.

Tommy Fleetwood

Fleetwood will compete in his native England wearing the Nike Victory polo ($50), Sport Seasonal polo ($70) – featuring Nike’s iconic and running apparel-inspired 26-degree angle design on the upper chest, Sport Swing Movement polo ($60) and Nike Victory Stripe polo. To complete each look, Fleetwood will pair polos with the Modern Tech pant, Dri-FIT Performance Half-zip cover-up, Ultralight Tour Legacy cap, Square Perforated Reversible belt ($55) and Lunar Control footwear. Driver and ball: Nike VRS Covert 2.0 Tour and RZN Black.

Russell Henley

The University of Georgia alum will kick off his quest for the Open Championship trophy sporting the Nike Ultra Stripe polo ($60) on Thursday, followed by the Key Body Mapping polo, Nike Ultra Polo 2.0 and Nike Victory polo. He’ll wear a mix of solids, stripes and plaid with the Flat Front Tech Pant, Nike Golf Plaid Pant and Stripe Novelty Pant. A Dri-FIT Performance Half-Zip cover-up, Signature Swoosh Logo Cutout II belt, Tall Tour visor ($22) and Lunar Control footwear will complete each look. Driver and ball: Nike VRS STR8-FIT and RZN Black.

Francesco Molinari

Molinari will stay warm with the Dri-FIT Performance Half-zip Cover-up, layered over the Nike Ultra Stripe polo, Nike Ultra Polo 2.0, Key Iconic Polo 2.0 ($65) and Nike Victory polo. He’ll lace up in TW’ 14 footwear and pair each polo with the Flat Front Tech pant, Stripe Novelty pant, Tour Mesh cap, and Signature Swoosh Logo Cutout II belt. Driver and ball: Nike VRS Covert 2.0 and RZN Black.

Thorbjorn Olesen

Olesen, who will be making his fourth Open Championship appearance, will be wearing looks from the Nike Golf Sport Collection. On Thursday, Olesen will compete in the Sport Seasonal polo paired with the flat front tech pants in Photo Blue.  Friday he will wear the Sport Swing Movement Polo in black with volt piping on the color to hook up with his Volt Lunar Control footwear. For the weekend, Olesen will wear the Sport Nike Graphic Polo ($75) in Light Magnet Grey on Saturday and Cool Grey on Sunday. Driver and ball: Nike VRS Covert 2.0 Tour and RZN Black.

Charl Schwartzel

Schwartzel will wear a collection of sporty polos featuring bold graphics including camouflage and bright colorblocking: The Sport Innovation Pocket polo ($70) on Thursday, Sport Stripe polo ($65) on Friday, Sport Nike Graphic polo on Saturday, and Sport Swing Movement polo on Sunday. He’ll stay protected from the chiller temperatures in the 3D V-Neck Sweater and Sport Long Sleeve Crew ($80). Nike Golf’s Modern Tech Pant, Tour Mesh cap, Sleek Modern Plaque belt ($50) and FI Impact footwear complete each head-to-toe look. Driver and ball: Nike VRS Covert 2.0 Tour and RZN Black.

Nick Watney

In the hunt for his first Major Championship, Watney will wear a range of bold graphics and designs, including Sunday’s Innovation Mesh Sub polo ($70). He’ll round out the weekend with the Innovation Jacquard polo ($75) on Thursday, Innovation Stripe polo ($70) on Friday, and Nike Premium Jacquard polo ($110) on Saturday. The 3D V-Neck Sweater, Half-zip Wind-resistant sweater ($150), Dri-FIT Wool Tech sweater ($90) Flat Front Tech pant, Flat Bill Tour cap ($30), Signature Swoosh Logo Cutout II belt and Lunar Control footwear will finish each look. Driver and ball: Nike VRS Covert 2.0 and RZN Platinum.