Nike Athlete Tommy Fleetwood Clinches First European Tour Victory in Playoff Thriller

8/27/2013 8:47:00 AM
Tommy Fleetwood  (Getty Images)
Tommy Fleetwood (Getty Images)
Nike Athlete Tommy Fleetwood triumphed through a three-way sudden-death playoff to capture his very first European Tour title at the Johnnie Walker Championship at Gleneagles in Scotland.
 
The 22-year-old Englishman, who had 14 Nike clubs in his bag, eagled the 16th and birdied the final hole to set up a playoff on the par-5 18th. Fleetwood, playing with the Nike 20XI golf ball featuring Nike’s RZN core technology, hit a stellar approach shot before sinking a three-footer for birdie with his Method prototype putter to lock up the win. 
 
"It's unbelievable," Fleetwood said. "I have been up there a lot and not even had a top-five finish and all of a sudden you come away with a win. I’ve always loved the golf course, I’ve always loved Scotland, and it just seems like it was meant to be.”
 
Fleetwood was fourth overall in driving distance for the tournament, averaging more than 311 yards off the tee with his Nike VR_S Covert driver. He kept dry in the Nike Golf Tour Performance apparel collection and wore the Nike TW’14 shoe with Nike Free-inspired technology.

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Fleetwood’s Nike Golf Arsenal

Driver:  Nike VR_S Covert 8.5-degree (Kura Kage Silver 60xts)
Fairway Wood:  Nike VR_S Covert 3-wood/15-degree 
Hybrid: VR Pro 18-degree
Irons:  Nike VR Pro Combo Split Cavity (3); VR Pro Combo Blade (5-9)
Wedges: Nike VR Pro 47-degree, 52-degree, 56-degree, 60-degree
Putter: Nike Method prototype
Ball: Nike 20XI
Apparel: Nike Golf Tour Performance Collection
Footwear: Nike TW'14



Nike Golf’s 2013 European Tour Victories
 
•   Tommy Fleetwood – Johnnie Walker Championship at Gleneagles
•   Paul Casey - The Irish Open
•   Scott Jamieson - The Nelson Mandela Championship
•   Charl Schwartzel - Alfred Dunhill Championship
 


Nike Golf's 2013 European Challenge Tour Victories

•   Dylan Frittelli - Karnten Open



Nike Golf’s 2013 PGA Tour Victories

•   Tiger Woods – WGC-Bridgestone Invitational
•   Tiger Woods - The Players Championship
•   Tiger Woods - WGC Cadillac Championship
•   Tiger Woods - Arnold Palmer Invitational
•   Scott Brown - Puerto Rick Open
•   Tiger Woods - Farmers Insurance Open
•   Russell Henley - Sony Open