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Nike Athletes Russell Henley, Ross Fisher Notch First Victories of 2014

It was a Swoosh-dominant weekend with Nike athletes securing victories and a runner-up finish on both the PGA and European Tours. 

Nike athletes Russell Henley and Ross Fisher each secured their first wins this season at the Honda Classic on the PGA Tour and Tshwane Open on the European Tour, respectively. Nike athlete Rory McIlory, who found himself in a sudden-death playoff with Henley, finished tied for second. 

Henley birdied the 18th hole in a four-man playoff to capture the second PGA Tour trophy of his career. 

“I was nervous, coming down the stretch,” he said. “I enjoy the rush, that’s why you play. It’s going to take awhile for this to sink in.”

Henley played the Nike RZN Black ball featuring innovative Speedlock RZN technology, designed to deliver more distance, better feel and a more consistent, stable ball flight into the wind. He used his Nike Method 006 putter to clinch the tournament with a two-putt for the win.  

Henley wore apparel from Nike’s Tour Performance line and the Nike Lunar Control shoe.

Fellow Nike athlete McIlroy played with the Nike Covert 2.0 Tour driver and Nike RNZ Black ball – a combination that he has described as “the best driver and ball combination I’ve ever had.” 

Fisher, playing with the Nike VRS Covert 2.0 Tour driver and RZN Black ball, claimed his first European Tour victory in four years – and the fifth of his career -- with a three-shot victory at the Tshwane Open in South Africa. Fisher battled the wet conditions in the Nike Dri-FIT Performance Half-zip cover-up and apparel from the Tiger Woods collection and Nike Tour Performance line. 

Henley’s Nike Golf Arsenal

Driver: Nike VRS STR8-FIT 9.5-degree (Graphite Design HD-7X)

Fairway Wood:  Nike VRS Covert 2.0 3-wood/15-degree and 5-wood/19-degree

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

Wedges: Nike VR Pro 48-degree and 53-degree, VR Forged 59-degree

Putter: Nike Method 006

Ball: Nike RZN Black

Apparel: Nike Tour Performance Collection

Footwear: Nike Lunar Control

Fisher’s Nike Golf Arsenal

Driver: Nike VRS Covert 2.0 Tour 8.5-degree (PX 7A3)

Fairways: Nike VRS Covert 2.0 #3 15-degree

Irons: Nike VR Pro Blade (3-PW)

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

Putter: Nike Method 001 Prototype

Ball: Nike RZN Black

Apparel: Nike Tiger Woods Collection/Nike Tour Performance Collection

Footwear: Nike Lunar Control 

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