Schwartzel dominates the field to win by 12 strokes at the Alfred Dunhill Championship.
BEAVERTON, Ore. (December 17, 2012) – Nike Athlete Charl Schwartzel dominated the field at the Alfred Dunhill Championship, securing back-to-back wins.
Coming off last weekend’s 11-shot victory, Schwartzel coasted to a 12-shot win, locking up his eighth European Title with 14 Nike clubs in the bag. His 24-under-par score of 264 is the lowest tournament total at Leopard Creek Country Club.
Schwartzel set himself up for an incredible 25 birdies and one eagle with his Nike VR Pro blades. Averaging 83.3%, Schwartzel led the field in greens in regulation for the tournament. He fired at tough pins, capitalizing on the consistency and workability of his irons.
The Nike VR Pro blades feature X3X high frequency grooves which result in a cleaner, more consistent ball flight and spin. With more grooves closer together and deeper on the clubface, the Nike VR Pro Blades ensure more control and consistency in all conditions.
Schwartzel was also hot with his Nike Method 001 putter, sinking crucial putts for a breakaway lead in the third round. Averaging 27 putts per round, Schwartzel was first in overall putting for the tournament. The Nike Method franchise features Nike’s polymetal groove technology, generating a faster forward roll at impact for increased accuracy.
Rounding out Schwartzel’s bag is the Nike VR Pro Limited Edition driver. He averaged 307.7 yards for the tournament, third in overall driving distance.
Schwartzel wore Nike Golf apparel from its Premium line as well as the Nike Lunar Control footwear.
Schwartzel’s Nike Golf Arsenal
Driver: Nike VR Pro Limited Edition 8.5-degree
Fairways: Nike VR Pro Limited Edition 3-wood/15-degree and 5-wood/19-degree
Irons: Nike VR Pro Blades (3–9)
Wedges: Nike VR Pro 48-degree, 54-degree & 60-degree
Putter: Nike Method 001
Ball: Nike One Tour D
Apparel: Nike Golf Tour Premium
Footwear: Nike Lunar Control
Nike Golf’s 2013 International Victories
Charl Schwartzel - The Alfred Dunhill Championship (European Tour)
Scott Jamieson – The Nelson Mandela Championship (European Tour)
Nike Golf’s 2012 PGA Tour Victories
Tiger Woods – AT&T National
Tiger Woods – The Memorial Tournament
Carl Pettersson – RBC Heritage
Tiger Woods – Arnold Palmer Invitational
Nike Golf’s 2012 International Tour Victories
Charl Schwartzel - Thailand Golf Championship (Asian Tour)
Carly Booth – Deutsche Bank Swiss Open (Ladies European Tour)
Francesco Molinari – Reale Seguros Open de Espana (PGA European Tour)
Carly Booth – Abderdeen Asset Management Ladies Scottis Open (Ladies European Tour)
Nike Golf’s 2012 LPGA Victories
Suzann Pettersen - KEB HanaBank Championship
Suzann Pettersen - Taiwan Championship
Nike Golf’s 2012 Web.com Tour Victories
Russell Henley – Chiquita Classic Russell Henley - Winn-Dixie Jacksonville Open
Located in Beaverton, Oregon, Nike Golf designs and markets golf equipment, apparel, balls, footwear, bags and accessories worldwide. Nike Golf is passionately dedicated to ushering in the future of this great game by developing ground-breaking innovations that enable athletes to perform at their physical and mental peak. For more information on Nike Golf, visit our Web site at www.nikegolf.com. To follow Nike Golf on Twitter visit www.twitter.com/nikegolf and go to www.facebook.com/nikegolf to become a fan on Facebook. Editors and journalists in the U.S. seeking editorial information and downloadable images, visit www.nikegolf.com/presscenter. For international journalists, please contact Nike Golf's public relations representative in respective countries for information.
# # #
12 creatives offer new visions of Nike Air footwear for this year's Vote Forward.
12 creatives offer new visions of Nike Air footwear for t...
Learn exactly what went into designing Nike’s lightest, most innovative — and surprising — football cleat straight from the lead footwear designer and star Seattle Seahawks quarterback. A limited release will be available for pre-order on March 27.
Learn exactly what went into designing Nike’s lightest, m...
Highlighted by the Air Jordan I and Air Jordan XXXI, the Flight Guy collection connects an iconic moment to modern innovation.
Highlighted by the Air Jordan I and Air Jordan XXXI, the ...
Nike Moscow continues the company's commitment to transform sport retail through digitally connected experiences.
Nike Moscow continues the company's commitment to transfo...
The Nike Free Train Virtue training shoe is designed to provide...
The Nike Lunar Command 2 Boa features a Boa closure, a unique lacing...
This is a special Nike KYRIE 3 for Kyrie Irving.
Nike’s Month of Air culminates on Air Max Day, March 26, with continued special in-store events and parties from Berlin to Shanghai.
Nike’s Month of Air culminates on Air Max Day, March 26, ...
Five students from Domus Academy, Central Saint Martins and Parsons School of Design explore the concept of walking on air.
Five students from Domus Academy, Central Saint Martins a...
The NikeLab Air Max 1 Royal is available March 26 in Greater China and April 13 globally.
The NikeLab Air Max 1 Royal is available March 26 in Grea...
The NikeLab Air VaporMax x Marc Newson releases March 26.
The five shoe collection also includes the KYRIE 3, LEBRON 14, PG 1 and Kobe A.D. It launches March 24 at Nike.com and select retailers.
The five shoe collection also includes the KYRIE 3, LEBRO...
The collection celebrates two icons by incorporating the style and soul of Jordan Brand with the larger-than-life story of KAWS.
The collection celebrates two icons by incorporating the ...
Expanding the Nike Ease platform to improve ease-of-entry for performance footwear.
Expanding the Nike Ease platform to improve ease-of-entry...