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Golf News – July 25, 2016

Vegas_RBC_hd_1600Jhonattan Vegas earns second-career PGA Tour victory at the RBC Canadian Open

Nike athlete Jhonattan Vegas shot a 12-under 276 at the RBC Canadian Open at Glen Abbey Golf Club to clinch his second career PGA Tour victory. Vegas ended the tournament with three consecutive birdies to tally a final-round 64. The win qualifies Vegas to compete at the PGA Championship next week.

“It’s incredible,” Vegas said of earning his second career PGA Tour win. “It’s a fun feeling. This is what you train for, this is what you spend every moment at home for. I’m just super excited.”

The Venezuela native utilized an entire bag of Nike equipment, including a Nike RZN Tour Platinum ball, to finish with 23 birdies, tied for the most in the entire field. Vegas averaged 323.5 yards off the tee and consistently found the green, finishing second overall in strokes gained from tee to green, with his Nike Vapor Pro irons and Nike Engage wedges.


  • Driver: Nike VR 8.5-degree (Nunchuck)

  • Fairway Wood: Nike Vapor Speed 3-wood/15-degree, 5-wood/19-degree

  • Irons: Nike Vapor Pro (3-PW)

  • Wedges: Nike Engage 54-degree (toe sweep), 58-degree (square sole)

  • Putter: Nike Method Core MC-12W

  • Ball: Nike RZN Tour Platinum

  • Footwear: Nike Lunar Control 4

  • Apparel: Nike Golf Men’s Collection

2155915Bold Challenge: Snell Golf Invites Golfers To Pit Their Current Gamer Against The ‘My Tour Ball’ In Head-To-Head Test

‘My Tour Ball Challenge’ provides consumers a chance to win a dozen balls to evaluate against any other in on-course testing

NEW BEDFORD, MA – Snell Golf, Inc., one of golf’s fastest growing direct-to-consumer golf ball brands, announced today that it is putting its money – more specifically, its premium golf balls – where its mouth is, giving golfers the opportunity to test a dozen of its award-winning balls for free. The Snell Golf “My Tour Ball Challenge” invites consumers to register for a chance to try the My Tour Ball (MTB) for 2-weeks and measure its performance against their existing golf ball of choice, at no risk to them. In fact, when chosen to take the My Tour Ball Challenge, golfers receive one dozen My Tour Balls, free, at their home or place of business, including the cost of shipping.

“We firmly believe that the My Tour Ball measures up to any premium golf ball in the game in terms of performance, and at our price point the overall value-equation is unbeatable,” said Dean Snell, president & CEO, Snell Golf. “Consistently, we have seen that when golfers give the MTB a shot, they become loyal customers, so we developed this limited-time opportunity. The My Tour Ball Challenge is a way for us to demonstrate our products’ performance AND the convenience of receiving direct-ship delivery of our products, a very appealing model in today’s competitive golf ball marketplace.”

Registration for the Snell Golf My Tour Ball Challenge is taking place now through July 31st at

Snell Golf is headquartered in New Bedford, MA, and designs, markets and distributes premium golf balls via a direct-to-consumer e-commerce based business model. Snell Golf was founded in 2015 and is led by Dean Snell, co-creator of the industry-changing Titleist Pro V1 and TaylorMade Penta golf balls. Snell Golf, whose goal it is to create premium, high-performing golf balls at affordable price-points, recently was awarded multiple medal commendations in Golf Digest’s 2016 Golf Ball Hot List for its “My Tour Ball” and “Get Sum” model balls.

For more information and to view Snell Golf’s innovative products, visit

OPEN_RMcIlroy_hd_1600Nike Golf Unveils Looks for Season’s Final Major

Nike athletes will dress in saturated greens and yellows at the 98th PGA Championship hosted by the historic Baltusrol Golf Club in Springfield, New Jersey.

Rory McIlroy leads the charge as he competes for his fifth major in bold stripes and the progressive blade collar. Brooks Koepka, Paul Casey, Kevin Chappell, Tony Finau, Thorbjorn Olesen, Francesco Molinari, Patrick Rodgers, Russell Henley, Jamie Lovemark, Ross Fisher and Jhonattan Vegas will join McIlroy at Baltusrol. Nike Dri-FIT materials offer ventilation and breathability for Nike Athletes competing in the warm and humid conditions of season’s final major championship.

See all the Nike 2016 PGA Championship looks here.

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