Nike Golf Athlete Rory McIlroy’s Massive Drives Lead to a Back-to-Back Victory and a #1 World Ranking

-McIlroy delivers a come-from-behind win with 14 Nike clubs and RZN Black ball in the bag-

 

BEAVERTON, OR August 3, 2014 – Nike Golf athlete Rory McIlroy is back on the top as the number one player in the world after clinching his eighth PGA Tour career victory at the WGC – Bridgestone Invitational.  His tour title brings to four the number of wins by Nike athletes on the PGA Tour this year – including a major championship.

World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational - Final Round

World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational – Final Round

Just one week before the final major championship of the season and fresh off of his Open Championship victory, McIlroy put on a thunderous display with his Nike Covert 2.0 Tour driver and Nike RZN Black ball, averaging 335 yards off the tee – 35 more yards than the field’s average and ranking first in the field.

 

“What I’m really proud of this week is following up The Open with a performance like this,” said McIlroy. “I said straight after, I didn’t want any let down and to keep going, keep performing well until the end of the season.  I’m pretty satisfied.”

 

Equally as impressive was his precise iron play. Ranking third in the field with his Nike VR Pro blades, he averaged 79% in greens in regulation – 20% better than his competition.  In putting, McIlroy finished in the top five in strokes gained with his Nike Method 006 putter.

 

On the body, McIlroy sported apparel from Nike Golf’s Performance Collection and the Nike Lunar Control shoe.

 

____________________________

 

McIlroy’s Nike Golf Arsenal

 

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

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

Irons: Nike VR Pro Blade (4-9)

Wedges: VR Forged 46-degree, 52-degree, 56-degree and 59-degree

Putter: Nike Method 006

Ball: Nike RZN Black

 

____________________________

 

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

 

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)

 

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

 

____________________

 

Located at NIKE’s World Headquarters in Beaverton, Oregon, Nike Golf designs and markets golf equipment, apparel, balls, footwear, bags and accessories worldwide. Nike Golf is passionately dedicated to ushering in the future of this great sport by developing ground-breaking innovations that enable and inspire athletes to become better.  For more information on Nike Golf, visit our Web site at http://www.nike.com/nikegolf. To follow Nike Golf on Twitter visit www.twitter.com/nikegolf and to become a fan on facebook go to www.facebook.com/nikegolf.  To view Nike Golf videos subscribe to our You Tube channel at www.youtube.com/nikegolf.  Editors and journalists in the U.S. seeking editorial information and downloadable images, visit Nikeinc.com. For international journalists, please contact Nike Golf’s public relations representative in respective countries for information.

Posted in: Golf
Michael "Beach Mick" Hudson

About the Author:

Michael "Beach Mick" Hudson is the founder and Editor of Beach Carolina Magazine. Living along the coast of North Carolina, Mike has a passion for the beach and loves to bring news and events of the Carolinas to others around the world.

Comments are closed.