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Nike Athletes Pettersen and Henley win big for the swoosh

BEAVERTON, Ore. (October 22, 2012) – The Nike Swoosh clenched two wins this weekend thanks to performances by Nike Golf Athletes Suzann Pettersen and Russell Henley.  Pettersen secured her ninth career victory on the LPGA Tour at the KEB Hanabank Championship and Henley captured his second victory in three starts on the Web.com Tour at the Winn-Dixie Jacksonville Open.  Both Nike Golf athletes won in sudden death playoffs.

Pettersen sealed her victory on the third playoff hole by sinking a five-foot birdie putt with her Nike Method Putter, which features Nike’s polymetal groove technology, generating a faster forward roll at impact for increased accuracy. 

Along with the 14 Nike clubs in her bag, Pettersen also played with Nike’s 20XI X ball, which utilizes Nike’s Resin Core technology.  This new innovative technology provides a lighter, faster and more responsive core than rubber core technology. Nike Resin Core technology allows for less spin off the driver and more spin off the wedge, creating greater distance and control. 

Henley, who recently joined the Nike Golf Tour staff, is becoming known for making clutch putts en route to victory.  For the second time in his young professional career, Henley made a crucial putt with his Nike Method putter to win. Playing with 14 Nike clubs and the Nike 20XI X ball, Henley is ranked first in greens in regulation on the Web.com Tour. Henley has now moved into the top five on the Web.com money list.   

In addition to playing with Nike Golf equipment, both Pettersen and Henley wore Nike Golf Apparel from the Performance line and footwear that features Nike’s successful Lunar technology.

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 Pettersen’s Nike Golf Arsenal

Driver: Nike VR Str8-FIT 9.5 degree

Fairway Woods: Nike VR Pro Limited Edition 3 Wood

Hybrid: VR_S 18 degree

Irons: Nike VR Pro 4; Nike Pro Cavity 5; Nike Pro Split Cavity 6-P

Wedges: VR 48 Blade; VR 53 degree and 59 degree

Putter: Nike Method 001

Ball:  20XI X

Footwear: Nike Lunar Links

Apparel: Nike Tour Performance Women’s Collection

Henley’s Nike Golf Arsenal

Driver: Nike VR_S  9.5-degree

Fairway Wood: Nike SQ ll 13-degree,

Irons: Nike VR Pro Cavity 3, 5-6; Nike VR Pro Combo (7-9)

Hybrids:  Nike VR Pro 18-degree

Wedges: Nike VR Pro 47-degree, 51-degree, 55-degree, 59-degree

Putter: Nike Method 006 prototype

Ball: Nike 20XI X

Apparel:  Nike Golf Tour Performance

Footwear:  Nike Lunar Control

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

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

Nike Golf’s 2012 Web.com Tour Victories

Russell Henley – Chiquita Classic Russell Henley- Winn-Dixie Jacksonville Open

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