It’s always one of the most exciting weeks of the golf year…the week of the U.S. Open, this year being played June 13-16 over the historic Merion Golf Club in suburban Philadelphia.
Nike Golf, with world number one Tiger Woods and world number two Rory McIlroy on its list of endorsers, has announced what these two super stars will be wearing during the tournament plus the outfits of the other eight Nike professional staff players that qualified for the Championship.
The basis for the “scripting”, or design selection by company personnel with corroboration of the professional golfer, is the Nike Summer 2013 collection. High on the list of features of this good looking popular line are several must-haves for the heat and humidity in mid-June; technologies such as laser perforations, no-sew technology and ultra-lightweight fabrications.
“We share our newest innovations for the season with our athletes and focus on the technologies that are most applicable to the climate in which they will be competing,” said Merritt Richardson, Vice President of Global Golf Apparel and Footwear for Nike Golf. “We listen to their performance, comfort and style needs to ensure they are dressed to compete with the best apparel and footwear for the grand stage of a major championship.”
Woods will be wearing the TW Trajectory Polo in Violet Force ($100), the TW Stripe Polo in White/Electric Orange ($90), the TW Chest Stripe Polo in Fiberglass ($95) and the TW Graphic Polo in Hyper Red ($90). All are extremely lightweight and utilize a laser-perforated collar for more ventilation. Each has what Nike calls the “posture performance chassis,” a kimono style back design to allow Woods an increased range of motion. He will also be wearing the new Nike TW’14 footwear.
McIlroy will be seen in Nike Tour Performance collection. Thursday he will wear the Fashion Body Map Graphic Polo in Ice Blue ($70) and Friday the Lightweight Tech Polo in Electro Orange ($65). Over the weekend he will sport the Fashion Jacquard Polo in Violet Force ($70) and the Fashion Graphic Polo in Poison Green ($70). His footwear will be the Nike Lunar Control shoe.
The other eight Nike golfers in the Championship are: Paul Casey, Kevin Chappell, Russell Henley, Francesco Molinari, Thorbjorn Olesen, Carl Pettersson, Charl Schwartzel and Nick Watney.