Nike Golf athlete Simon Dyson continued his love affair with Holland this past weekend by capturing his third KLM Open title, which he also won in 2006 and 2009. This is his second win of 2011 having clinched the Irish Open title in July, and his sixth career European Tour title. With this victory, Dyson jumped to 28th place in the World Rankings.
Dyson’s win also racks up another success for Nike’s Method Putter. Playing a prototype version of the award-winning putter, Simon birdied four of his last seven holes and ranked third in putts per greens and 11th in putts per round after four rounds.
The Nike Method features the distinctively visible Nike polymetal groove technology, which reduces skid and provides a truer roll, keeping the ball on line. The Nike Method, which became available in February 2010, already has accumulated 28 wins on the professional tours worldwide, including three major championships. In April, Nike athlete Charl Schwartzel won The Masters with the Nike Method 004 prototype putter.
While Dyson was en route to his win, fellow Nike Tour staff athlete Tommy Fleetwood captured his debut title in thrilling fashion at the Kazakhstan Open. He is the youngest winner on this year’s Challenge Tour and now heads the Tour rankings.
Dyson’s Nike Arsenal
Driver: Nike SQ Sumo2
Fairway Woods: Nike Sumo ll 15-degree; Nike VR STR8-FIT 19-degree
Irons: Nike VR Pro Combo Irons 3-PW
Wedges: Nike VR Pro Wedges 52-degree, 60-degree
Putter: Nike Method prototype putter
Ball: Nike One Tour D ball
Apparel: Nike Golf Tour Collection (Border & 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
* Simon Dyson – KLM Open
* 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
Editor’s Note: The post above is from a press release from Nike Golf.