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Nike Vapor Pro Driver Propels China’s Hao-Tong Li to His First Professional Victory

It didn’t take long for the new Nike Vapor Pro driver, which made its debut this week, to prove its performance success on the professional tours. While Nike Golf athlete Rory McIlroy bombed drives with the Nike Vapor Pro driver as part of the victorious European Ryder Cup team in Scotland, another professional Nike athlete benefitted from the new Nike driver — China’s Hao-Tong Li.

Li, who just last week was at The Oven getting fitted with the new volt driver, won his first professional victory at the Jianye Tianzhu Henan Open on the PGA Tour China. In cold and wet weather conditions, Li took his first PGA Tour China Series title by eight strokes, the second-largest winning margin in the Series’ history. Li joins Xin-Jun Zhang as Nike athletes who have won on the 2014 PGA Tour China Series.

“I just tested the Vapor Pro driver last week at The Oven and decided to put it into play right after testing,” said Li. “It gives me lower spin and high trajectory, which is exactly what I want. I hit it longer and it’s more stable. The volt color is so outstanding.” 

Li also sported apparel from Nike Golf’s Performance Collection and wore the Nike Lunar Waverly shoe.

Li's Nike Golf Arsenal

Driver: Nike Vapor Pro 12.4-degree

Fairway Wood: Nike prototype, 3-wood/15-degree

Hybrid: Nike Covert 2.0 17-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)

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

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