Golf News for Wednesday, October 3, 2012 | Equipment

Nike Golf congratulates Russell Henley on Chiquita Classic win

BEAVERTON, Ore. -- Nike Golf athlete Russell Henley parred the first hole in a sudden-death playoff at the Chiquita Classic to capture his second Tour title and improve his chances to gain his 2013 PGA Tour card. He jumped from 35th on the money list to the 12th spot.

A former collegiate standout at the University of Georgia, Henley won with the help of 14 Nike Golf clubs in his bag, including the Nike VR_S driver, and Nike VR Pro Cavity (3, 5-6) and Nike VR Pro Combo irons (7-9). Henley also took advantage of Nike's major-winning Polymetal Groove Technology found in his Nike Method 006 prototype putter. This distinctive putter technology provides a truer roll, which ultimately leads to greater confidence on the greens.

Henley also played with the Nike 20XI-X golf ball that features Nike's innovative Resin Core Technology, a lighter, faster and more responsive core than rubber core technology. Resin core technology allows for less spin off the driver and more spin off the wedge, creating greater distance and control.

Henley recently joined Nike Golf along with seven other young rising stars, including Lee Bedford, Dylan Frittelli, Hunter Hamrick, Daniel Miernicki, JJ Spaun, Eugene Wong and Cheyenne Woods.

Henley's Nike Golf Arsenal
Driver: Nike VR_S 9.5-degree
Fairway Wood: Nike SQ ll 13-degree,
Irons: Nike VR Pro Cavity 3, 5-6; Nike VR Pro Combo (7-9)
Hybrids: Nike VR Pro 18-degree
Wedges: Nike VR Pro 47-degree, 51-degree, 55-degree and 59-degree
Putter: Nike Method 006 prototype
Ball: Nike 20Xi X
Apparel: Nike Golf Tour Performance
Footwear: Nike Lunar Control

Nike Golf's 2012 PGA Tour Victories
· Tiger Woods - AT&T National
· Tiger Woods - The Memorial Tournament
· Carl Pettersson - RBC Heritage
· Tiger Woods - Arnold Palmer Invitational

Nike Golf's 2012 International Tour Victories
· Carly Booth - Deutsche Bank Swiss Open (Ladies European Tour)
· Francesco Molinari - Reale Seguros Open de Espana (PGA European Tour)
· Carly Booth - Abderdeen Asset Management Ladies Scottish Open (Ladies European Tour)

Nike Golf's 2012 Tour Victories
· Russell Henley - Chiquita Classic

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