Nike Golf Athletes Suzann Pettersen and Oliver Fisher Shine with Big Wins on Their Respective Tours

Nike Golf Athletes Suzann Pettersen and Oliver Fisher Shine with Big Wins on Their Respective Tours

-Both Nike athletes won with Nike VR clubs, Nike Method prototype putters and Nike 20XI balls –

Beaverton, OR (August 22, 2011) – Nike Golf athletes Suzann Pettersen and twenty-two-year-old Oliver Fisher emerged as champions at the Safeway Classic and the Czech Open on the LPGA and PGA European Tours, respectively.  Both Nike athletes won with a bag full of Nike Golf products, including the new Nike 20XI golf ball and Nike Method prototype putters.

Pettersen, who came off of a recent win at the Ladies Irish Open, delivered a stunning performance in the final round by shooting a 7-under-par score of 64 to position her in a sudden-death playoff and overcome a 9-shot deficit. She sealed her victory with a par on the first playoff hole.  This is her third win this year with the Nike 20XI–X golf ball and second victory with the new Nike prototype putter. This new Nike Method prototype features a unique mallet shape with a high MOI providing overall stability and performance. It will be available at retail on November 1, 2011.

On the PGA European Tour, Fisher claimed his first career victory and displayed nerves of steel by making six crucial birdie putts with his Nike Method putter en route to his two-stroke victory. The Nike Method franchise has been extremely successful on the respective professional tours all over the world having won 26 times, including three PGA Tour major championships. Fisher joins fellow Nike athlete Pettersen as the first professionals to win on the global tours with the new 20XI ball since its North America launch in April.  The Nike 20XI ball is scheduled to be introduced at retail globally on February 1, 2012. The 20XI ball features game-changing resin core technology that is faster and lighter than traditional rubber cores. A faster and lighter core results in longer distance and more controlled shots.

Both athletes also used the Nike VR Woods, Hybrids, Irons and Wedges. The Nike VR franchise has more than 80 worldwide wins including three major championships.


Pettersen’s Nike Golf Arsenal

Driver:  Nike VR STR8-FIT 9.5-degree
Fairway Woods:  Nike SQ Dymo 3-wood/13-degree
Hybrids:  Nike VR 18-degree
Irons:  Nike VR Pro Combo (4-PW)
Wedges:  Nike VR Blade 48-degree; Nike VR 53 and 59-degree
Putter:  Nike High-MOI Method Prototype
Ball:  Nike 20XI-X
Apparel:  Nike Golf Women’s Collection
Footwear: Nike Lunar Links

Fisher’s Nike Golf Arsenal:

Driver: Nike VR Pro Ltd 8.5 driver
Irons:  VR Pro Combo Irons 3-9
Wedges: VR Pro Wedges 46, 52, 59
Fairway Woods: VR Pro prototype 15-degree fairway wood
Hybrids: VR Pro hybrid 18-degree
Putter:  Nike Method prototype putter
Ball: 20XI–X
Apparel: Nike Golf Border and Tech Range
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

*  Oliver Fisher – Czech Open (PGA European Tour)
*  Suzann Pettersen – Ladies Irish Open (Ladies European Tour)
*  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 – Safeway Classic
*  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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