Golf News – August 11, 2015

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MCILROY, WOODS AND EIGHT NIKE ATHLETES DEBUT NEW STYLES AT FINAL MAJOR

Ten Nike Golf athletes — comprising the tournament’s defending champion Rory McIlroy and Tiger Woods, who will be shooting for his fifth PGA Championship — will debut apparel from the fall 2015 collection as they compete for the Wanamaker Trophy at the final major championship of the season. Additional Nike athletes due to compete against the backdrop of Lake Michigan include: Paul Casey, Kevin Chappell, Ross Fisher, Tommy Fleetwood, Russell Henley, Francesco Molinari, Charl Schwartzel and Nick Watney.

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RORY MCILROY

Thursday: Nike Transition Block Polo in dark gray heather, Nike Lunar Control 3 iD
Friday: Nike Momentum Stipe Polo in sport fuchsia, Nike Lunar Control 3
Saturday: Nike Mobility Camo Jacquard Polo in black, Nike Lunar Control 3 iD
Sunday: Nike Momentum Camo Polo in sport fuchsia, Nike Lunar Control 3
All week: Nike Tour Legacy Mesh Cap, Nike Shield Dri-FIT Wool Jacket, Nike Modern Pant

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TIGER WOODS

Thursday: TW Velocity Glow Stripe Polo in midnight navy, TW Ultralight Tour Cap
Friday: TW Mobility Woven Stripe Polo in deep royal blue, TW Ultralight Tour Cap
Saturday: TW Velocity Jacquard Polo in photo blue, Nike Ultralight Tour Cap
Sunday: TW Mobility Camo Emboss Polo in university red, Nike Ultralight Tour Cap
All week: TW Engineered Sweater 2.0, TW Adaptive Fit Pant

See the full collection here.

 

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Ping G30 Driver #1 Five Straight Months; Achieves Highest Market Shares Since Introduction

PHOENIX: (August 6, 2015) – The PING G30 driver continued its streak as the #1-selling driver model in golf, increasing its market shares in units and dollars in June while marking the 5th consecutive month that more G30 units were sold than any other model, according to Golf Datatech LLC, which tracks golf equipment sell-thru data for the United States.

In June, the G30 driver’s leading market shares were 14.32% (units) and 18.80% (dollars). Both market share numbers are the highest for any month since the driver’s introduction more than a year ago. For June, 62% more G30 driver units were sold than the next closest driver model. It also maintained its position as the top-selling model of 2015, selling 44% more units than its closest competitor from January through June.

“The G30 driver has now been in the marketplace for a full year and it continues to be the number one choice in golf shops,” said John Solheim, PING Chairman & CEO. “That success is very satisfying, knowing so many golfers are benefiting from the technology of the G30. It’s a tribute to our engineering team and to the thousands of club fitters around the country who take the time to properly fit their customers for the correct driver. Their ability to match the head technology with the proper shaft is allowing golfers of all skill levels to see significant distance gains while finding more fairways than ever.”

The G30 driver is offered in three options to custom-fit golfers. The standard G30 comes in 9° and 10.5° lofts. The G30 SF Tec, which helps produce a right-to-left shot bend (for right-handed golfers), is available in 10° and 12° lofts. The G30 LS Tec is engineered to provide low, stable spin for added control and is offered in lofts of 9° and 10.5°. All three options are adjustable +-1° and feature Turbulator Technology, a T9S titanium face and a low/back center of gravity.

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Callaway Announces 2015 PGA Championship Collections

Matt Every enters The PGA Championship with an OWGR at 66 and standing 64th in FedExCup points.

Matt Every will be wearing Callaway® Featherweight Tech pants ($75) every day of the PGA Championship accompanied by a beautiful array of blue for the week.

Thursday:        Chest Stripe Polo $70

Friday:             Light Charge Polo featuring Opti-Dri & Opti-Vent technology – $75

Saturday:        Statement Polo featuring Opti-Dri, Opti-Vent, Opti-Genic and Opti-Shield (UPF 15) technology – $70

Sunday:           Plaid polo featuring Opti-Dri, Opti-Genic and Opti-Shield (UPF 50+) technology

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Patrick Reed  enters The PGA Championship with an OWGR at 18 and standing 9th in FedExCup points.

Patrick Reed will be wearing Callaway Featherweight Tech pants ($75) every day of the PGA Championship with a fashionable mix of color on top.

Thursday:        Opti-Dri Polo, the original and authentic Callaway polo featuring Opti-Dri technology – $50

Friday:             Opti-Vent Block Polo in bright white featuring Opti-Dri, Opt-Vent and Opti-Stretch technology – $70

Saturday:        Heather Opti-Vent polo featuring Opti-Dri, Opti-Vent and Opti-Genic technology – $70

Sunday:           Outlast® Polo featuring Opti-Dri, Opti-Vent and Opti-Cool technology – $65

Click here for further details.

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Matt lives in sunny Orlando with his wife who allows his golf obsession to stretch the limits of normalcy. He's also a proud coach with The First Tee of Central Florida who loves teaching kids about golf and life skills.

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