The phenomenal talent of Michelle Wie came shining through at the LPGA’s CN Canadian Women’s Open. The 20-year-old Nike athlete captured her second LPGA career title by leading the tournament from start to finish and ultimately winning by a three-stroke margin.
One of the highlights of her week was in the first round when she made the second ace of her career on the par-3 181-yard 11th hole, where she hit a Nike VR Blade 5-iron. This propelled her to 5-under-par for the tournament and gave her the solo lead. According to Wie, the key to her win was in her ball striking and her putting. On the back nine in the final round, Wie made three consecutive birdies using Nike’s Method putter.
“I made a lot of putts, but at the same time I made a lot of really crucial putts,” said Wie. “And you know, I think it was my ball striking that really kept me above water today.”
During the week, Wie averaged 290-yard drives with her Nike VR Tour driver and maintains the highest ranking in the LPGA Tour’s driving average category with the winning combination of her driver and Nike ONE Tour ball. Wie also played with the Nike VR Blades, Nike VR wedges, Nike VR STR8-FIT 13-degree fairway wood and Nike VR hybrids. Wie wore Nike Golf apparel and footwear.
Fellow Nike athlete Suzann Pettersen, who also has a full bag of Nike arsenal, including the VR STR8-FIT driver, VR Split Cavity irons and the Method putter, finished tied for second in the event which she won last year.
Wie’s win brings to eight the number of professional wins by Nike Golf athletes around the world.
Wie’s Nike Arsenal:
Driver: Nike VR Tour 8.5 degree
Fairway Woods: Nike VR STR8-FIT 13-degree
Irons: Nike VR Blades (5-PW);
Hybrids: Nike VR 18 and 24-degree
Wedges: Nike VR 52, 56 and 60-degree
Putter: Nike Method
Ball: Nike ONE Tour
Glove: Nike Dri-FIT Tour
Apparel: Nike Golf Women’s Apparel
Footwear: Nike Air Brassie III
Nike Golf’s 2010 PGA Tour Victories
Carl Pettersson – RBC Canadian Open
Anthony Kim – Shell Houston Open
Nike Golf’s 2010 LPGA Tour Victories
Michelle Wie – CN Canadian Women’s Open
Nike Golf’s 2010 International Victories
James Morrison – Madeira Open
Charl Schwartzel – Joburg Open (PGA European Tour)
Charl Schwartzel – Africa Open (PGA European Tour)
Pablo Martin – Alfred Dunhill Championship (PGA European Tour)
Nike Golf’s 2010 Nationwide Tour Victories
Jhonattan Vegas – Wichita Open
Jamie Lovemark – Mexico Open Bicentenary
Editor’s note: The post above is from a Nike Golf press release.