Pettersson and Booth Sink Birdies with the Revolutionary 20XI Golf Ball and a Nike Method Putter
(BEAVERTON, Ore.) – It was a successful weekend for Nike Golf as athletes Carl Pettersson and Carly Booth secure wins at the RBC Heritage and the Dinard Ladies Open, respectively.
Using the revolutionary Nike 20XI S golf ball and a Nike Method Prototype belly-length putter, Pettersson was ranked first in greens in regulation, putts per green in regulation, as well as birdies for the tournament.
“The 20XI S has given me great consistency and great feel around the greens,” said Pettersson. “I have also gained 10-15 yards off the tee with this golf ball.”
The new Nike 20XI ball features a technology never before seen in the golf industry. This game-changing technology replaces conventional rubber cores with a radical new resin material- faster and lighter than traditional rubber cores. Nike’s resin core technology accomplishes three critical performance components that golfers dream to have in a golf ball: More distance off the tee, straight ball flight, and increased control around the greens.
When asked if he had changed anything in his equipment, Pettersson said: “I put in a new putter. I've used it on and off before. It's a Nike Method long putter, and I used it in Houston, finished second there. I putted well all week. So it puts a nice roll on it.”
Rounding out Pettersson’s bag were clubs from the VR franchise, including a 4-iron from Nike’s new VR_S line.
Also etching a win in the record books as a Nike athlete was Carly Booth, who recorded her first professional victory in France at the Dinard Ladies Open on the Ladies European Tour Access Series developmental tour. Sinking birdies with a Nike Method 003 putter and the 20XI X ball, the 19-year-old stormed the leaderboard on the back nine of the final round. With a stunning final round performance, Booth put herself in playoff position, winning the tournament on the first playoff hole.
Booth also performed with a full bag of Nike Golf equipment including the Nike VR_S Driver and VR Pro Combo irons.
Pettersson’s Nike Golf Arsenal
* Driver: Nike VR Pro STR8-FIT 11.5-degree (Fubuki a 50 X)
* Irons: Nike VR S Forged (4), VR Pro Combo (5-PW)
* Hybrids: Nike VR Pro 21-degree
* Wedges: Nike VR Pro 49-degree, 55-degree and 60-degree
* Putter: Nike Method Prototype (Belly-Length)
* Ball: Nike 20XI S
Booth’s Nike Golf Arsenal
* Driver: Nike VR_S 9.5-degree
* Fairway Wood: Nike VR Pro Limited Edition 3-wood/15-degree and 5-wood/19-degree
* Irons: Nike VR Pro Combo (4-PW)
* Wedges: Nike VR Pro 52-degree, 56-degree and 60-degree
* Putter: Nike Method 003
* Ball: Nike 20XI X
Nike Golf’s 2012 PGA Tour Victories
* Carl Pettersson – RBC Heritage
* Tiger Woods – Arnold Palmer Invitational