Simon Dyson wins The Irish Open

Simon Dyson wins The Irish Open

Date: August 1, 2011

Nike Golf Athlete Simon Dyson Prevails in Killarney With a Victory at
The Irish Open

BEAVERTON, OR (August 1, 2011) – Nike Golf Athlete Simon Dyson sealed his fifth career win at the Irish Open in a thrilling final round, posting a four under par 67 to clinch the title by one shot. Dyson called his play at the Irish Open, “probably the best golf I’ve ever played.”

Playing consistent golf throughout the week, Dyson utilized his full bag of Nike Golf arsenal, including the precision of his VR Pro Combo irons and VR Pro wedges. Dyson attributed much of his success to his laser like iron shots with his VR Pro Combo irons to beat an impressive field. Sporting Nike Dri-FIT apparel, Dyson wore styles from the European tech and border Nike Golf collections. Providing both style and performance, he also wore the tour-proven Nike Lunar Control shoe.

This victory is Dyson’s first win in 2011 and concludes a great month of golf for theEnglishman, coming off a ninth place finish at The Open Championship. This win moves Dyson into the top 50 in the official world golf rankings and secures him a place in the field at this week’s WGC-Bridgestone Invitational.

Dyson’s Nike Arsenal
• Driver: Nike SQ Sumo” 10.5-degree (UST Attas Proto shaft)
• Fairway Woods: Nike SQ Sumo” 15-degree/3-wood and Nike VR STR8-FIT 19-
degree/5-wood
• Irons: Nike VR Pro Combo (3-PW)
• Wedges: Nike VR Pro 52 and 60-degree
• Ball: Nike ONE Tour D
• Apparel: Nike Golf Tour Collection (European Tech & Border Collections)
• Footwear: Nike Lunar Control

Nike Golf’s 2011 PGA Tour Victories
• Lucas Glover – Wells Fargo Championship
• Charl Schwartzel – The Masters Tournament
• Jhonattan Vegas – Bob Hope Classic

Nike Golf’s 2011 International Victories
• Simon Dyson – Irish Open (PGA European Tour)
• Paul Casey – Volvo Golf Champions (PGA European Tour)
• Charl Schwartzel – Joburg Open (PGA European Tour)
• Pablo Martin – Alfred Dunhill Championship (PGA European Tour)

Nike Golf’s 2011 LPGA Tour Victories
• Suzann Pettersen – Sybase Match Play Championship

Nike Golf’s 2011 Champions Tour Victories
• John Cook – Outback Steakhouse Pro-Am
• John Cook – Mitsubishi Electric Championship at Hualalai
• John Cook – Montreal Championship

Nike Golf’s 2011 Japan LPGA Tour Victories
• Kumiko Kaneda – Fuji-Sankei Classic
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Nike Athlete John Cook Sizzles at The Montreal Championship

Nike Athlete John Cook Sizzles at The Montreal Championship and Comes Up with his Third Champions Tour Title in 2011

Date: July 4, 2011

Nike athlete John Cook recorded his third title on the Champions Tour in 2011 at The Montreal Championship after posting a bogey-free 6-under-par final round of 66.  Cook now has won eight times in his career on the Champions Tour.

Starting the final round one shot back, Cook’s Nike Method putter quickly went to work for him as he grabbed two birdies on the first and second holes to take the lead. He expanded his lead to three at the turn and made a 12-foot clutch par putt at the 15 hole followed by a birdie on the 17th. Cook ranked second in putts per round with his Nike Method.

With the Nike VR Pro Blades in his bag, Cook ranked sixth in greens in regulation averaging 87%. The Nike VR franchise continues to be a key component for Nike athletes all around the world. In 2011, the Nike VR franchise has won 19 tournament titles on the professional tours, including one major championship by Nike athlete Charl Schwartzel at The Masters.  The Nike Method putter has eight professional wins around the globe this season, including Schwartzel’s major championship victory at The Masters.

Now ranked third on the Champions Tour money list, Cook’s victory brings to 11 the total number of wins by Nike athletes in 2011.

??Cook’s Nike Arsenal
• Driver:  Nike VR STR8-FIT Tour 8.5-degree
• Hybrid: Nike VR 18-degree
• Irons:  Nike VR Pro Blades (3-PW)
• Wedges: Nike VR Blade 53 and VR V-Rev 59-degree
• Ball:  Nike One Tour
• Apparel:  Nike Golf Tour Collection
• Footwear:  Nike Trophy

?Nike Golf’s 2011 PGA Tour Victories?
• Lucas Glover – Wells Fargo Championship
• Charl Schwartzel – The Masters Tournament
• Jhonattan Vegas – Bob Hope Classic

?Nike Golf’s 2011 International Victories
• Paul Casey – Volvo Golf Champions (PGA European Tour)
• Charl Schwartzel – Joburg Open (PGA European Tour)
• Pablo Martin – Alfred Dunhill Championship (PGA European Tour)

?Nike Golf’s 2011 LPGA Tour Victories?
• Suzann Pettersen – Sybase Match Play Championship

?Nike Golf’s 2011 Champions Tour Victories
• John Cook – Outback Steakhouse Pro-Am
• John Cook – Mitsubishi Electric Championship at Hualalai
• John Cook – Montreal Championship

?Nike Golf’s 2011 Japan LPGA Tour Victories
• Kumiko Kaneda – Fuji-Sankei Classic