It’s major time again, which means Nike Golf athletes get treated to another round of custom apparel. Nike did this at the Masters and the U.S. Open, and The Open Championship is no different. For the third major, the folks at Nike Sportswear have teamed up with Nike Golf to create a blue and gray apparel kit for its athletes.
Tiger Woods posted pictures of his kit on his Facebook page and Nike Golf tweeted out photos of Stewart Cink’s kit on Twitter — both include a custom hooded sweatshirt, a pair of Nike Air Max running shoes, and an embroidered shoe bag. Stewart’s hoodie features the words “Reigning Champ” under his initials on the left chest, while Tiger’s includes “Champ” followed by the three years when he won. Former champions Justin Leonard (1997) and David Duval (2001) will receive the same custom gear.
The custom sneaker is actually the Nike Air Max+ 360 2009 Running Shoe. This sleek model includes some very nice touches like Flywire technology and a full 360 Air Max sole unit, providing both comfort and a lightweight feel. The shoe also features a partially transparent upper that reveals the Flywire and a mesh underlayer. But the best part is the customization that includes an all-blue colorway, the 2010 Open inscription on the left and right heels, a custom sole that includes the words 1860-2010, and a special claret jug tag. The shoes also come with a shoe bag that has the 150 year commemoration along with a picture of the Royal and Ancient clubhouse at St. Andrews. If you like these shoes you can order your own pair of custom Air Max+ 2009’s at nikeid.com — the colors used are hyper blue and Neptune blue, and you can even have 2010 OPEN on the back (thanks to Amy Bartlett for the info!).
The photos shown above are the versions created for past champions Tiger Woods, Stewart Cink, David Duval and Justin Leonard. The rest of the Nike athletes receive the style shown below, which features a black version of the Air Max+ 360 and a hoodie without the special champions designation on the front. Paul Casey’s kit is shown here:
Today Nike Golf tweeted out this photo of Paul sporting his custom hoodie at St. Andrews:
And Charl Schwartzel was also seen wearing his custom hoodie at St. Andrews:
For Nike Golf’s “Inspire Cink” contest, one lucky winner will receive the same custom apparel pack customized just for them, a pretty cool prize indeed:
Look for another post during PGA Championship week where we hope to show you more pictures of the goodies Nike Golf’s athletes are sure to receive at the year’s final major.