Golf News for Friday, April 26, 2013 | Equipment

Nike congratulates Suzann Pettersen on LOTTE Championship win

BEAVERTON, Ore. -- Nike Athlete Suzann Pettersen, secured a playoff victory at the LPGA LOTTE Championship in Hawaii.

Pettersen won with 14 Nike clubs in the bag including the new VR_S Covert driver with the Nike FlexLoft adjustability system set at 10.5 N (Neutral). The stunning red driver features a cavity back design, distinctive and simple FlexLoft adjustability system, and NexCor face. Petterson's victory is her second win this season using the innovative VR_S Covert driver.

Pettersen fired 26 birdies and produced an average of 26 putts per round using her Nike Method Putter. The Nike Method franchise features Nike's polymetal groove technology, generating a faster forward roll at impact for increased accuracy.

Pettersen expressed about her play, "It felt like I executed four good rounds under par in very different conditions. I've been feeling good with my putter, so I said to myself, 'you know what, you might make a few errors but you're going to have plenty of opportunities to make birdies.'"

Pettersen also played with Nike's new 20XI X ball featuring Nike's RZN Core technology. This groundbreaking technology provides a lighter, faster and more responsive core than rubber core technology. RZN technology allows for less spin off the driver and more spin off the wedge, creating greater distance and control.

With her recent switch to the combination of the VR_S Covert and new 20XI X golf ball, Suzann has picked up an average of 18.5 yards off the tee since her last win at the Mission Hills World Ladies' Golf Championship.

Pettersen wore Nike Golf Apparel from the Performance line and new footwear launching this fall.

Pettersen's Nike Golf Arsenal
Driver: Nike VR_S Covert 9.5 degree
Fairway Wood: Nike VR Pro Limited Edition 3-wood/13-degree
Hybrid: Nike VR_S 18-degree
Irons: Nike VR Pro Cavity (4-5), VR Pro Combo (6-PW)
Wedges: Nike VR Pro 48-degree, 52-degree and 59-degree
Putter: Nike Method Core 3i
Ball: Nike 20XI X
Apparel: Nike Tour Performance Women's Collection

Nike Golf's 2013 PGA Tour Victories
Tiger Woods - Arnold Palmer Invitational
Tiger Woods- WGC Cadillac Championship
Scott Brown- Puerto Rico Open
Tiger Woods- Torrey Pines
Russell Henley- Sony Open

Nike Golf's 2013 International Victories
Scott Jamieson - The Nelson Mandela Championship (European Tour)
Charl Schwartzel - Alfred Dunhill Championship (European Tour)

Nike Golf's 2013 LPGA Tour Victories
Suzann Pettersen- LPGA LOTTE Championship

Nike Golf's 2013 Ladies International Victories
Suzann Pettersen- Mission Hills World Ladies' Golf Championship

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