The buzz on Twitter earlier this week was about an effort by Nike Golf to support LIVESTRONG and the Lance Armstrong Foundation. As Lance Armstrong prepares to return to the Tour de France on July 4th, Nike Golf Athletes on the PGA and LPGA tours are showing their support by putting special edition yellow shirts and tour bags into play this week. The photos and art of the bags seen above were tweeted by The Travelers Championship, Paige MacKenzie and her caddie Ray Kim, and Sandbox 8 (Rob at Sandbox 8 also did a blog post about the Nike Golf LIVESTRONG effort).
At the PGA Tour’s Travelers Championship, Kris Blanks, Stewart Cink, Lucas Glover, Justin Leonard, Carl Pettersson, Brendon Todd and Bob Tway are using the special edition yellow bags. On the LPGA Tour at the Wegman’s LPGA, Amanda Blumenherst, Paige MacKenzie and Ashley Simon have the bags in play. According to David Dusek’s blog post at Golf.com, Anthony Kim and Michelle Wie will wear yellow shirts in support of LIVESTRONG.
After play is completed at the tournaments this weekend, the bags will be signed and put up for auction, with all proceeds going to the Lance Armstrong Foundation. So keep your eye out, bid on one of these limited edition items and help support LIVESTRONG.