Nike athletes debut stretch woven apparel for U.S. Open

Rory McIlroy and other Nike Golf athletes will compete in comfort at Chambers Bay
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TORONTO (June 15, 2015)—Nike Golf athletes will suit up for the 2015 U.S. Open at Chambers Bay wearing an apparel collection with stretch woven fabrics designed to keep them cool and dry while playing next to the Pacific Ocean.

The knit-like wovens in the Nike Major Moment Mix Polo, Nike Plaid Pant and other apparel pieces deliver a lightweight, soft and breathable feel. The woven fabrics activate the Dri-FIT moisture wicking technology quickly, keeping the athletes comfortable from the first hole to the 18th.

Rory McIlroy and Tiger Woods will wear polos featuring stretch fabric combined with strategically placed mesh panels for increased breathability. The panels are placed in high sweat areas where the golf athlete needs ventilation, specifically at the side panels and the lower front half of the polo.

Eleven Nike Golf athletes will participate in the 2015 U.S. Open, including McIlroy, Woods, Paul Casey, Tommy Fleetwood, Cody Gribble, Russell Henley, Jamie Lovemark, Francesco Molinari, Cheng-Tsung Pan, Charl Schwartzel and Shunsuke Sonoda.

RORY MCILROY

The winner of the 2011 U.S. Open will dress in a colour palette of white, blue and gray as he competes against the backdrop of the Pacific Ocean. Always looking for lightweight fabrics with stretch to accommodate his powerful swing, McIlroy will bookend the tournament in the Nike Major Moment Tactical Polo. He will sport the Nike Major Moment Elite 26 Polo on Friday and Saturday. McIlroy will complete each look with the Nike Tour Legacy Mesh Cap, Nike Modern Pant, Nike Therma-FIT Engineered 1/2-Zip Top and Nike Lunar Control 3 shoes.

TIGER WOODS

The three-time U.S. Open champion will wear pops of red throughout the week with innovative apparel styles. The side panels and front half of the polo feature mesh panels for breathability. Woods will start the week in the TW Elite Cool Carbon Polo in black and white, paired with the TW Ultralight Tour Cap. His cap is designed with Dri-FIT cotton to wick away moisture and constructed without a sweatband to eliminate weight and pressure on the head. Woods will wear the TW Velocity Glow Stripe Polo in gray and red on Saturday and his traditional red shirt for the final round. He will pair the TW Adaptive Fit Pant and TW Engineered Sweater with each day’s looks.

CHARL SCHWARTZEL

Schwartzel will suit up in the Nike Modern Pant and Nike Tour Legacy Mesh Cap each day, while three different colourways of the Nike Lunar Control 3 will accompany his lineup throughout the week. The South Africa native will tee off Thursday in a daring red Nike Afterburner Polo featuring a stretch jersey fabric with a gradient fade graphic. Schwartzel will end the tournament in a lyon blue Nike Major Moment Commander Polo, which utilizes a lightweight breathable sphere-like jersey fabric and modern colour blocking.

RUSSELL HENLEY

Sporting the Nike Tour Tall Visor each day of the tournament, Henley will wear the Nike Plaid Pant featuring a lightweight breathable stretch woven fabric on Friday and the Nike Flat Front Pant the remaining rounds. He will begin his quest for the championship in the black Nike Afterburner Polo on Thursday and a bold stripe Nike Patch Pocket Polo featuring Dri-FIT cotton blended jersey on Friday. Henley will start the weekend in a light retro (aquamarine) coloured Nike Major Moment Mix Polo with a knit-like woven and stretch mesh combination. He will end the weekend in a lyon blue Nike Tech Vent Stripe Polo with a yarn-dyed polyester jersey and pique repeat stripe on Sunday.

FRANCESCO MOLINARI

Molinari will compete in a variety of seasonal colours at the U.S. Open, especially on Saturday when the Italian native will pair the Nike Tech Ultra Polo in light retro with a lyon blue pair of Nike Flat Front Pants. Molinari will begin and end the tournament in the Nike Plaid Pant. He’ll sport a red Nike Tech Ultra Polo, featuring a lightweight stretch jersey fabric, on Thursday and a volt Nike Victory Polo and belt on Sunday.

TOMMY FLEETWOOD

Fleetwood will drive the modern look of golf in the Nike Tech Ultra Polo in the second and fourth rounds. He will tee off in the Nike Tech Embossed Polo paired with a lyon blue Nike Modern Pant. He will round out his week in the Nike Lunar Control 3, Nike Ultralight Tour Cap and Nike Dri-FIT 1/2-Zip Top.

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