Monday, September 29, 2014

Nike Vapor Pro Driver Propels China’s Hao Tong Li to his First Professional Victory

Li romps field by eight strokes in tough conditions

(Beaverton, Ore.) – It didn’t take long for the new Nike Vapor Pro driver, which made its debut this week, to prove its performance success on the professional tours. While Nike Golf athlete Rory McIlroy was bombing drives with the Nike Vapor Pro driver as part of the victorious European Ryder Cup team in Scotland, there was another professional Nike athlete benefitting from the new Nike driver - China’s Hao Tong Li.

Li, who just last week was at The Oven getting fitted with the new volt driver, won his first professional victory at the Jianye Tianzhu Henan Open on the PGA Tour China. In cold and wet weather conditions, Li took his first PGA Tour China Series title by eight strokes, the second-largest winning margin in Series’ history. Li joins fellow Nike athlete Xin-Jun Zhang as having won on the 2014 PGA Tour China Series.

“I just tested the Vapor driver last week at the Oven and decided to put it into play right after testing,” said Li. “It gives me lower spin and high trajectory, which is exactly what I want. I hit it longer and it’s more stable. The volt color is so outstanding.”

On the body, Li sported apparel from Nike Golf’s Performance Collection and the Lunar Waverly shoe.

Li's Nike Golf Arsenal
* Driver: Nike Vapor Pro 12.4-degree
* Fairway Wood: Nike prototype, 3-wood/15-degree
* Hybrid:  Nike Covert 2.0 17-degree
* Irons: Nike VR Pro Combo (4-9)
* Wedges: VR Forged 47-degree, 54-degree, 60-degree
* Putter: Nike Method prototype
* Ball: Nike RZN Black
* Apparel: Nike Golf’s Performance Collection
* Footwear:  Nike Lunar Waverly

Nike Golf’s 2014 PGA Tour Victories 
* Russell Henley – Honda Classic
* Seung-Yul Noh – Zurich Classic
* Rory McIlroy – The Open Championship
* Rory McIlroy – WGC – Bridgestone Invitational
* Rory McIlroy – PGA Championship

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)
* Xin-Jun Zhang – Beijing Open (PGA Tour China)
* Hao Tong Li – Jianye Tianzhu Henan Open (PGA Tour China)

Nike Golf’s 2014 LPGA Tour Victories
* Michelle Wie – LPGA LOTTE Championship
* Michelle Wie – U.S. Women’s Open

Nike Golf’s 2014 Ladies International Victories
* Cheyenne Woods – Volvic RACV Ladies Masters

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