THE FIRST MAJOR LOOKS FOR 2015 FROM NIKE GOLF
A color palette of neutrals with pops of volt distinguishes the Spring 2015 apparel collection from Nike Golf, released ahead of the first Major of the season. The collection is designed to keep athletes cool and comfortable by regulating body temperature, eliminating distractions so they can focus on their game.
Engineered knit, a material found throughout the Spring 2015 line, features a natural-feeling polyester and provides ventilation through intelligent layering allowing golfers to regulate heat over the course of the day. The advanced construction allows for full range of motion to benefit the golf athlete.
Five Nike athletes have qualified for the first Major tournament of the season, including Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy, Charl Schwartzel, Russell Henley and, for the first time in his career, Seung Yul Noh.
“Nike has done a great job of eliminating excess fabric,” McIlroy said. “I want to concentrate on my game and not be distracted by a baggy shirt. I also don’t want to sacrifice style when I go on the course.”
Here’s what Nike athletes are expected to wear on the course for the season’s first Major:
Woods starts the week in the white Nike TW Vapor Trail Polo with hints of wolf grey and university red, and the TW ’15 golf shoe in the metallic silver colorway. His TW Adaptive Fit Pant, with perforation in the back yoke and behind the knee for breathability, and the lightweight TW Ultralight Tour Cap remain constant through the week. Friday and Sunday Woods will sport the TW Glow Polo in black and university red, respectively. Saturday he will wear the TW Bold Stripe Polo constructed in a four-way stretch Dri-FIT fabrication.
Sporting a clean collection of white with volt, the current World No. 1 will feature athletic looks throughout the week. He starts off the week in the Major Moment Polo and wears that same polo in the reverse colorway on Saturday. Friday, McIlroy will compete in the Major Moment Launch Polo, which pays homage to Nike’s heritage with the Windrunner-inspired 26-degree angle design on the upper chest. On Sunday, he will wear the Nike Afterburner Polo with a volt-to-white gradient topped with the Nike Tour Legacy Mesh Cap in volt. McIlroy will wear the Nike Modern Pant in white for every round.
The Modern Pant is a new trouser for McIlroy constructed with a stretch woven for more mobility and breathability in the back below the waistline and finished in a sleek tailored fit. Each day McIlroy will rely on the Nike Lunar Control 3 shoe that he helped design.
The 2011 Masters champion will wear a white Major Moment Polo on Thursday, the Nike Tech Vent Stripe Polo on Friday, a white Nike Tech Tipped Polo on Saturday and a black Major Moment Ace Polo on Sunday with a grey or black Nike Dri-FIT Wool Tech Sweater each day. The South African native will pair the sweater and polos with the Nike Modern Pant, Nike Tour Legacy Mesh Cap and Nike Lunar Control 3 shoe.
Henley will suit up in the Nike Plaid Pant on Friday and Saturday while bookending the tournament in the Nike Flat Front Pant on Thursday and Sunday. His Sunday look features the volt Nike Engineered Polo that is made of a poly-wool blend for a natural feel. A Nike Tour Tall Visor, Nike Dri-FIT ½-Zip Top and Nike Lunar Control 3 shoes will accompany his lineup through the week.
SEUNG YUL NOH
Noh will compete in various spring colors of the Nike Tour Legacy Mesh Cap, Nike Dri-FIT ½-Zip Top, Nike Modern Pant and Nike Lunar Control 3. He will sport an all-black head-to-toe look Friday with the Nike Engineered Polo while wearing a volt Major Moment Mach Polo Saturday. The South Korean native will begin and end the week with the Nike Tech Ultra Stripe Polo and Major Moment Commander Polo, respectively.
The majority of the looks for the first major championship of the season are now available on nike.com.
Editor’s Note: The post above is from a press release from Nike Golf.