Golf News for Wednesday, May 28, 2014 | Equipment

Nike Golf congratulates Rory McIlroy on BMW PGA Championship win

BEAVERTON, Ore. -- Nike Athlete Rory McIlroy shot a 6-under par round of 66 to rally from seven shots back and capture the BMW PGA Championship for his sixth career European Tour victory.

McIlroy powered to the biggest final-round comeback of his career ranking third in driving distance for the tournament. He averaged more than 294 yards off the tee with his Nike VRS Covert 2.0 Tour driver, featuring Fly-Brace technology for more forgiving distance, and Nike RZN Black ball, a combination that he has called "the best driver and ball combination I've ever had."

McIlroy added a new Nike VR X3X Toe Sweep 59-degree wedge to his bag this week, with a wider sole area toward the toe and a relieved heel to make it easier to hit out of the toughest lies from anywhere around the green. Combined with his Method 006 putter, McIlroy notched six birdies on the day and an eagle on the par-5 fourth.

McIlroy sported apparel from Nike's Tour Performance collection and Nike Lunar Control footwear.

McIlroy's Nike Golf Arsenal
Driver: Nike VRS Covert 2.0 Tour 8.5-degree, neutral position (Kuro Kage XTS 70X)
Fairway Wood: Nike VRS Covert 3-wood/15-degree and 5-wood/19-degree
Irons: Nike VR Pro Blade (4-9)
Wedges: VR Forged 47-degree, 52-degree, 56-degree and VR X3X 59-degree toe sweep
Putter: Nike Method 006
Ball: Nike RZN Black
Apparel: Nike Tour Performance Collection
Footwear: Nike Lunar Control

Nike Golf's 2014 PGA Tour Victories
• Russell Henley - Honda Classic
• Seung-Yul Noh - Zurich Classic

Nike Golf's 2014 International Victories
• Charl Schwartzel - Alfred Dunhill Championship (European Tour)
• Ross Fisher - Tshwane Open (European Tour)
• Rory McIlroy - BMW PGA Championship (European Tour)

Nike Golf's 2014 LPGA Tour Victories
• Michelle Wie - LPGA LOTTE Championship
Nike Golf's 2014 Ladies International Victories
• Cheyenne Woods - Volvic RACV Ladies Masters

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Gretchen Wilhelm- Nike Golf
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Kristen McKenna - Nike Golf
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