New Nike additions:
- Four of the five Nike staffers — Scott Brown, Seung-Yul Noh, Jamie Lovemark and Kevin Tway — in the field transitioned into the new VRS Covert 2.0 driver at Waialae.
- Additionally, all five played the 2014 RZN ball. Noh and Brown used the four-piece RZN Platinum — Rory McIlroy used the low-spin RZN Black to win the Australian Open — while Lovemark, Tway and Henley opted for the mid-spin RZN Platinum.
- Both balls feature Nike’s new resin Speedlock core technology. The interlocking core design — the core’s surface is similar to that of a waffle iron — interconnects with the compression layer to form a more cohesive bond that delivers more energy through impact.
- Russell Henley added Nike’s VRS Covert 2.0 fairway woods (15 and 19 degrees) to the bag.