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China’s Hao-Tong Li and Nike Vapor Pro Driver: A Winning Combination

It has proven to be love at first sight. Just four weeks ago, Nike athlete Hao-Tong Li tested the new Vapor Pro driver at The Oven, Nike Golf's R&D facility for golf clubs, and immediately put it in his bag. Since then, he has won two tournaments in the span of three weeks.

He won his first professional title with it on the PGA Tour China Series three weeks ago. Last week, Li claimed his second professional victory with the same distinctive volt driver at the Nanshan China Masters on the One Asia Tour, becoming the youngest winner on the Tour at the age of 19.

The Vapor Pro driver blends three key technologies: Nike’s new FlyBeam reinforced Covert Cavity Back design, a reengineered Compression Channel, and FlexLoft 2. All of these are vital to the golf athlete ito achieve the ultimate in hitting the window of distance, speed and launch conditions. 

The FlyBeam construction stiffens the Covert Cavity in the back of the club, while the Compression Channel, with variable compliance, accentuates the spring-like effect across the face. Cohesively, the two work together to focus, store, and return impact energy to the golf ball for shots struck at all points on the face.

Li played with 14 Nike clubs in his bag, including the new Vapor Speed 3-wood (15 degree), and the Nike RZN Black ball. On the body, Li sported apparel from Nike Golf’s Performance Collection and the Lunar Waverly shoe.

Li's Nike Golf Arsenal

Driver: Nike Vapor Pro 12.5-degree

Fairway Wood: Nike Vapor Speed 3-wood/15-degree

Hybrid: Nike Covert 2.0 17-degree and 20-degree

Irons: Nike VR Pro Combo (4-9)

Wedges: VR Forged 47-degree, 54-degree, 60-degree

Putter: Nike Method prototype

Ball: Nike RZN Black

Apparel: Nike Golf’s Performance Collection

Footwear: Nike Lunar Waverly

Nike Golf’s 2014 PGA Tour Victories

  • Russell Henley – Honda Classic

  • Seung-Yul Noh – Zurich Classic

  • Rory McIlroy – The Open Championship

  • Rory McIlroy – WGC – Bridgestone Invitational

  • Rory McIlroy – PGA Championship

Nike Golf’s 2014 International Victories

  • Charl Schwartzel – Alfred Dunhill Championship (European Tour)

  • Ross Fisher – Tshwane Open (European Tour)

  • Rory McIlroy – BMW PGA Championship (European Tour)

  • Xin-Jun Zhang – Beijing Open (PGA Tour China)

  • Paul Casey - The KLM Open (European Tour)

  • Hao-Tong Li – Jianye Tianzhu Henan Open (PGA Tour China)

  • Hao-Tong Li – Nanshan China Masters (One Asia)

Nike Golf’s 2014 LPGA Tour Victories

  • Michelle Wie – LPGA LOTTE Championship

  • Michelle Wie – U.S. Women’s Open

Nike Golf’s 2014 Ladies International Victories

  • Cheyenne Woods – Volvic RACV Ladies Masters