Nike Golf Signs Two Young Guns

By Peter Santo

Editor-In-Chief

With Tiger Woods now on the wrong side of 40, and clearly on the way out, Nike Golf clearly needed to increase its Tour stable behind world number three Rory Mcilroy.

Nike Golf announced today that it has added 14 players to its roster for 2016, including young guns Brooks Keopka and Tony Finau.

Koepka is a 25 year old stud from Wellington, Florida who burst on the scene by winning on the European Tour late in 2014, and again on the PGA Tour at the 2015 Waste Management Phoenix Open. Koepka is currently ranked T4 in driving distance, finished T5 in the 2015 PGA Championship, and is ranked 16th in the Official World Golf Ranking.

“Nike is an iconic brand,” Koepka said in a Nike Golf press release. “All these great, legendary athletes, such as Kobe Bryant, seem to be with Nike. I’m lucky enough to represent the best company in the world. I’m excited with what Nike will do in the future for the game of golf [and] I know that this partnership will help me achieve my personal goals.”

Finau turned pro in 2007 and is currently ranked second on Tour in driving distance. He also finished in the top 15 in both the US Open and the PGA Championship in 2015. He is currently ranked 88th in the Official World Golf Ranking.

“The best athletes in the world play for Nike and I’m glad to add my name to that list,” Finau said.

Koepka 2016 WITB:

  • Driver: Nike Vapor Fly (10.5 degrees)
  • Fairway Wood: Nike Vapor Fly (15 degrees)
  • Hybrid: Nike Vapor Fly (20 degrees)
  • Irons: Nike Vapor Pro Combo (4), Nike Vapor Pro (5-9)
  • Wedges: Nike Engage (47, 50, 55 and 60)
  • Putter: Nike Method Matter B2-01
  • Ball: Nike RZN Prototype

Finau 2016 WITB:

  • Driver: Nike Vapor Fly (10.5 degrees)
  • Fairway Wood: Nike Vapor Fly (13 degrees)
  • Irons: Nike Vapor Fly Pro (4), Vapor Pro (5-PW)
  • Wedges: Nike Engage (50, 56, 60)
  • Putter: Nike Method Converge S2/12
  • Ball: Nike RZN Prototype

 

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