Monday, 26 May 2014

Nike: Nike Athlete Rory McIlroy Rallies to Clinch BMW PGA Championship



Nike Athlete Rory McIlroy shot a 6-under par round of 66 to rally from seven shots back and capture the BMW PGA Championship for his sixth career European Tour victory.

McIlroy powered to the biggest final-round comeback of his career ranking third in driving distance for the tournament. He averaged more than 294 yards off the tee with his Nike VRS Covert 2.0 Tour driver, featuring Fly-Brace technology for more forgiving distance, and Nike RZN Black ball, a combination that he has called “the best driver and ball combination I’ve ever had.”

McIlroy added a new Nike VRS X3X Toe Sweep 59-degree wedge to his bag this week, with a wider sole area toward the toe and a relieved heel to make it easier to hit out of the toughest lies from anywhere around the green. Combined with his Method 006 putter, McIlroy notched six birdies on the day and an eagle on the par-5 fourth.

McIlroy sported apparel from Nike’s Tour Performance collection and Nike Lunar Control footwear.
McIlroy’s Nike Golf Arsenal:

Driver: Nike VRS Covert 2.0 Tour 8.5-degree, neutral position (Kuro Kage XTS 70X)

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

Irons: Nike VR Pro Blade (4-9)

Wedges: VR Forged 47-degree, 52-degree, 56-degree and VR X3X 59-degree toe sweep

Putter: Nike Method 006

Ball: Nike RZN Black


Apparel: Nike Tour Performance Collection

Footwear: Nike Lunar Control