THORBJORN OLESEN STORMS TO VICTORY AT THE ALFRED DUNHILL LINKS CHAMPIONSHIP
Nike athlete Thorbjorn Olesen dug deep when it mattered most on Sunday to secure the biggest win of his career at The Alfred Dunhill Links Championship on The Old Course in St Andrews in Scotland.
The 25-year-old’s putting had been one of the highlights of his first three rounds at Carnoustie, Kingsbarns and St Andrews, and he made the best possible start with a birdie up the first in his final round.
A trio of dropped shots in the next two holes pegged him back before Olesen yet again found his touch with his Nike Method 001 Proto putter and recorded back-to-back birdies.
Nine pars followed before the Denmark native holed a spectacular 50-foot birdie putt on the 15th to give himself a two-shot lead which he never surrendered to the chasing pack. He eventually finished 18-under-par, having recorded 25 birdies over the four days of tournament play.
Olesen’s fine work on the greens was made possible through his ball-striking tee-to-green, and he utilized both the Nike Vapor Pro driver and Nike Vapor Pro irons to good effect. The irons feature Nike Golf’s Modern Muscle technology which balances the center of gravity in the center of the face for maximum ball speed, optimal stability and the purest feel.
During the tournament, Olesen wore the Nike Therma-FIT 3D Eng ½ zip top and relied on the stability of the Nike Lunar Control 3 footwear.
OLESEN’S NIKE GOLF ARSENAL
Driver: Nike Vapor Pro 9.5-degree
Fairway Wood: Nike Vapor Prototype 3-wood/15-degree
Irons: Nike Vapor Pro (3-9)
Wedges: Nike Engage 46-degree, 54-degree, 59-degree
Putter: Nike Method 001 Proto
Ball: Nike RZN Black
Footwear: Nike Lunar Control 3
NIKE GOLF’S 2015 PGA TOUR VICTORIES:
Rory McIlroy – Wells Fargo Championship
Rory McIlroy – WGC-Cadillac Match Play
NIKE GOLF’S 2015 INTERNATIONAL VICTORIES:
Thorbjorn Olesen – Alfred Dunhill Links Championship (European Tour)
Rory McIlroy – Omega Dubai Desert Classic (European Tour)
NIKE GOLF’S 2015 WEB.COM VICTORIES:
Abraham Ancer – Novia Scotia Open
Patrick Rodgers – Pacific Rubiales Colombia Championship
NIKE GOLF’S 2015 LPGA TOUR VICTORIES:
Suzann Pettersen – Manulife LPGA Classic
Editor’s Note: The post above is from a press release from Nike Golf.