Pettersson and Booth sink birdies with the revolutionary 20XI golf ball and a Nike Method putter.
BEAVERTON, Ore. (April 16, 2012)– It was a successful weekend for Nike Golf as athletes Carl Pettersson and Carly Booth secure wins at the RBC Heritage and the Dinard Ladies Open, respectively.
Pettersson’s performance was solid throughout the entire tournament, making major moves in the second round with a 6-under par, 65. He secured his victory with a 69 in the final round to win the tournament by a five-stroke margin.
Using the revolutionary Nike 20XI S golf ball and a Nike Method Prototype long putter, Pettersson was ranked first in greens in regulation, putts per green in regulation, as well as birdies for the tournament.
“The 20XI S has given me great consistency and great feel around the greens,” said Pettersson. “I have also gained 10-15 yards off the tee with this golf ball.”
The new Nike 20XI ball features a technology never before seen in the golf industry. This game-changing technology replaces conventional rubber cores with a radical new resin material- faster and lighter than traditional rubber cores. Nike’s resin core technology accomplishes three critical performance components that golfers dream to have in a golf ball: More distance off the tee, straight ball flight, and increased control around the greens.
When asked if he had changed anything in his equipment, Pettersson said: “I put in a new putter. I've used it on and off before. It's a Nike Method long putter, and I used it in Houston, finished second there. I putted well all week. So it puts a nice roll on it.”
Rounding out Pettersson’s bag were clubs from the VR franchise, including a 4-iron from Nike’s new VR_S line.
Also etching a win in the record books as a Nike athlete was Carly Booth, who recorded her first professional victory in France at the Dinard Ladies Open on the Ladies European Tour Access Series developmental tour. Sinking birdies with a Nike Method 003 putter and the 20XI X ball, the 19-year-old stormed the leaderboard on the back nine of the final round. With a stunning final round performance, Booth put herself in playoff position, winning the tournament on the first playoff hole.
Booth also performed with a full bag of Nike Golf equipment including the Nike VR_S Driver and VR Pro Combo irons.
Pettersson’s Nike Golf Arsenal
Driver: Nike VR Pro STR8-FIT 11.5-degree (Fubuki a 50 X)
Irons: Nike VR S Forged (4), VR Pro Combo (5-PW)
Hybrids: Nike VR Pro 21-degree
Wedges: Nike VR Pro 49-degree, 55-degree and 60-degree
Putter: Nike Method Prototype (Long)
Ball: Nike 20XI S
Booth’s Nike Golf Arsenal
Driver: Nike VR_S 9.5-degree
Fairway Wood: Nike VR Pro Limited Edition 3-wood/15-degree and 5-wood/19-degree
Irons: Nike VR Pro Combo (4-PW)
Wedges: Nike VR Pro 52-degree, 56-degree and 60-degree
Putter: Nike Method 003
Ball: Nike 20XI X
Nike Golf’s 2012 PGA Tour Victories
Carl Pettersson – RBC Heritage
Tiger Woods – Arnold Palmer Invitational
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