If you watched the Valero Texas Open wrap up today you may have seen Kevin Chappell make a run for the title. And you also may noticed that while he was clearly wearing apparel by Travis Matthew and a Bridgestone Golf hat, he was wearing Nike Lunar Control golf shoes all tournament. Upon further research, I discovered that Kevin indeed has a relationship with Nike Golf. According to his website, “Kevin’s relationship with Nike is a new one and he couldn’t be more excited. Throughout the year, he will wear their shoes during Tour events and he couldn’t be more thrilled to be part of one of the biggest names in golf.”
Personally, I like these arrangements. The Lunar Control truly is one of the most comfortable golf shoes ever made and the added exposure on Tour is a benefit to the brand. I’d also like to think that Kevin first tried on Nike Shoes and liked their performance before he inked this agreement. Either way, it was great to see the Lunar Control high on the leaderboard again.
Have a look at the pics here:
*UPDATE: Also got word that Matt Every, T30, was also sporting the Lunar Control Shoes. Every is sponsored by Bridgestone as well but wears apparel from Under Armour. Here’s a pic of Every trying to swing out of his shoes! No word on whether Every has the same arrangement as Chappell.