BEAVERTON, Ore. – Golf fans may notice something that looks familiar – David Duval in the Swoosh. Nike Golf announced on February 4th, 2013, that David Duval has re-signed with Nike Golf. He made his 2013 debut in the Swoosh at last week’s AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am.
Duval, who was the first Nike athlete to win a major championship using Nike clubs in 2001, tee’d up the world’s first high speed cavity back driver that conforms to USGA and R&A rules, the Nike VR_S Covert driver. He also plays the Nike VR Pro Limited Edition fairway wood, Nike VR Pro Blade irons, Nike VR Pro wedges and a Nike Method Prototype putter. For his golf ball, Duval plays with Nike’s new 20XI-X featuring more RZN technology. On the body, he wore Nike Golf apparel from its Tour Performance Collection and the new Nike Lunar Control footwear.
A fan of the Nike Brand since he first signed with the company in 2001, Duval returned to the Swoosh after missing the products and the people involved. “I could not be more excited to once again become a Nike Athlete,” said Duval. “Nike Golf has been a major player in the success I have had throughout my career. I am thrilled to return to the Swoosh and continue my career with a brand that focuses on developing innovative products.”
Duval has 13 career victories on the PGA Tour, including the 2001 Open Championship. He has been on three Presidents Cup Teams, two US Ryder Cup teams, and two World Cup teams over his career, “We have always had a great relationship with David and are happy to welcome him back to the Nike family,” said Mark Thaxton, Global Director of Sport Marketing Operations for Nike Golf.
Duval’s Nike Golf Arsenal
- Driver: Nike VR_S Covert 8.5-degrees, neutral position (Diamana White Board 73X)
- Fairway Wood: Nike VR Pro Limited Edition 3-wood/15-degree
- Irons: Nike VR Pro Blades (2-PW)
- Wedges: Nike VR Pro 53-degree and 58-degree
- Putter: Nike Method 006 prototype
- Ball: Nike 20XI X
- Apparel: Nike Golf Tour Performance Collection
- Footwear: Nike Lunar Control