-Molinari and Booth Secure Wins with 14 Nike Clubs in the Bag Including the new Nike VR_S Driver-
The Swoosh was atop the leaderboard in Europe this weekend as Nike Golf athletes Francesco Molinari and Carly Booth secure wins at the Reale Seguros Open de Espana and the Aberdeen Asset Management Ladies Scottish Open, respectively.
Using the new Nike VR_S Driver, a prototype Nike Method Core putter and the revolutionary Nike 20XI X golf ball, Molinari shot a final round 65, the best round on the European Tour this week. Molinari, who is currently fourth (80%) in greens in regulation on the European PGA Tour, won by a three-shot margin to secure his third European Tour Victory.
“I just went out today knowing that if the putter was a little bit hotter I had a chance,” Molinari said. “So I just tried to stay calm and I got off to a great start and hit the ball very well. So everything felt easy, even if it wasn’t.”
On the Ladies European Tour, Booth grabbed her first career title, becoming the youngest winner of the Scottish Open. The 19-year-old Scottish teenager, who described her victory as a “dream come true,” also used the new Nike VR_S Driver, a Method Putter and the 20XI X golf ball for her win. This triumph comes just three weeks after her recent victory on the Ladies European Tour Access Series Developmental Tour.
Molinari and Booth’s respective victories bring to 33 the number of global wins with the Nike Method Putter. Generating more distance for every shot, the Nike VR_S is an extension of the original VR line, which has more than 85 worldwide professional wins including three major championships. On the body, both Molinari and Booth wore Nike Golf Apparel and Nike Golf Footwear.
Molinari’s Nike Golf Arsenal
Driver: Nike VR_S 9.5-degree (Project X 6A4)
Fairway Wood: Nike VR Pro Limited Edition 3-wood/15-degree
Hybrid: Nike VR Pro 19-degree and 21-degree
Irons: Nike Pro Blades (4-PW)
Wedges: Nike VR Pro 52-degree and 58-degree
Putter: Nike Method Core Prototype
Ball: Nike 20XI X
Footwear: Nike Lunar Control
Apparel: Nike Tour Performance Men’s Collection
Booth’s Nike Golf Arsenal
Driver: Nike VR_S 9.5-degree
Fairway Wood: Nike VR Pro Limited Edition 3-wood/15-degree and 5-wood/19-degree
Irons: Nike VR Pro Combo (4-PW)
Wedges: Nike VR Pro 52-degree, 56-degree and 60-degree
Putter: Nike Method 003
Ball: Nike 20XI X
Footwear: Nike Air Embeliish
Apparel: Nike Tour Performance Women’s Collection
Nike Golf’s 2012 PGA Tour Victories
- Carl Pettersson – RBC Heritage
- Tiger Woods – Arnold Palmer Invitational
Nike Golf’s 2012 European PGA Tour Victories
- Francesco Molinari – Reale Seguros Open de Espana
Nike Golf’s 2012 Ladies European Tour Victories
- Carly Booth – Aberdeen Asset Management Ladies Scottish Open