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Nike Golf athlete Scott Jamieson wins with VR_S Covert Tour driver

Nike Golf athletes dominated the weekend with wins from Scott Jamieson and Charl Schwartzel on the European Tour and Asian Tour, respectively. Both Nike Golf athletes won with 14 Nike clubs in their bags.

At the European Tour’s season opener, the rain-shortened Nelson Mandela Championship, Jamieson won on the second hole of a sudden-death playoff to secure his first professional victory. 

Highlighting Jamieson’s bag was the new Nike VR_S Covert Tour driver with the Nike FlexLoft adjustability system set at 10.5 R (right). Last week marked only the fourth time he’s used it in competition.  The stunning red driver has made a statement in the industry with its arresting appearance, cavity back design, distinctive and simple FlexLoft adjustability system, and NexCor face. Jamieson’s victory validates the winning performance of the combined innovative technologies. 

Jamieson’s previous club testing with his new Nike VR_S Covert driver revealed that he gained seven yards in carry distance. 

He almost secured his win outright when on his final hole he drove the green on the 305-yard par 4 ninth, just missing his eagle putt. Jamieson is the first Nike athlete to win with the VR_S Covert driver.  The world’s first high speed cavity back driver will be available to consumers in 60 days on February 8, 2013.

Jamieson also used the Nike VR Pro Combo irons, Nike VR Pro Limited 3-wood, Nike VR_S hybrid (18), Nike VR Pro wedges, the Nike Method Core Drone and a new prototype Nike 20XI golf ball.

On the Asian Tour, Nike athlete Schwartzel blistered the field, winning by 11 strokes.  Leading from start to finish, Schwartzel posted four rounds in the 60’s.  It was his first victory since last year’s Masters.  Schwartzel also won using a full bag of clubs from Nike’s VR Pro Line, as well as a Nike Method putter. 

Both Nike athletes wore Nike Golf apparel and Nike Golf Lunar control footwear.


Jamieson’s Nike Golf Arsenal

Driver: Nike VR_S Covert Tour set at 10.5 R (right)

Fairway: Nike VR Pro Limited Edition 3-wood/15-degree

Hybrid: Nike VR_S 18-degree

Irons: Nike VR Pro Combo (3-PW)

Wedges: Nike VR Pro 53-degree & 60-degree

Putter: Nike Method Core Drone

Ball: Nike 20XI prototype

Apparel:  Nike Golf Tour Performance

Footwear:  Nike Lunar Control

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 Golf Lunar Control

Nike Golf’s 2013 International Victories

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 Tour Victories

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

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