The USGA likes to say they set up the US Open venue to identify the very best player as our nation’s champion. And despite the fact that this isn’t always the case—see Michael Campbell–Justin Rose clearly fit that description for the Open just ended at Merion Golf Club. In the end, he struck the ball better and putted better than anyone else through 4 rounds on what appeared to be the hardest golf course on the planet. Particularly impressive were his clutch putting, including a 20 footer for birdie on 13 that tied him for the lead, and his long iron play on both 17 and 18. Of course, he had to hit fairways to hit good iron shots, and none was more impressive than the drive on 18, setting up the opportunity to rip a 4 iron dead at the hole, and effectively eliminating any legitimate drama from Phil Mickelson’s finish. Rose used a full complement of TaylorMade equipment, including the new Lethal Golf Ball. Here’s his bag: Driver: TaylorMade R1 Fairway Wood: TaylorMade RBZ Stage 2 Tour Irons: TaylorMade RocketBladez Tour (3-6), Tour Preferred MB (7-PW) Wedges: TaylorMade ATV (52°, 56°, 60°) Putter: TaylorMade Spider Blade Ball: TaylorMade Lethal Check out DGW today for all your TaylorMade equipment needs.
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So you’re not playing in the U.S. Open this week? Well, that’s too bad, but even if your game is not U.S. Open-worthy, your apparel can be. The US Open begins June 13, 2013, and while we have no clue who will win, we do know what Tiger Woods and a host of other favorite players will be wearing Thursday through Sunday as they traverse the hallowed grounds of Marion Golf Club. Tiger, Rory and the rest of the Nike Tour staff will be wearing lightweight, breathable, performance apparel from the Nike Summer 2013 Collection as they battle the heat and humidity outside Philadelphia. If these players trust the performance benefits of Nike fabrication to help them face professional golf’s toughest test, you can be assured these same features will help you through the heat of your next nassau. Tiger Woods, once again the odds-on favorite to take home the Open Trophy, will be relying on the latest innovations in the Nike Tiger Woods TW Collection. Sweat-wicking fabric with strategic laser perforations for added breathability is among the features of the TW Polos in play at historic Merion. Contrast seam taping and a kimono style back design offer free-swinging comfort to minimize distractions. Tiger’s lineup of polos includes the TW Trajectory Polo in Violet Force, the TW Stripe Polo in White/Electric Orange, the TW Chest Stripe Polo in Fiberglass and the TW Graphic Polo in Hyper Red. Tiger will be sporting his new TW ’14 Golf Shoes, as well. Rory McIlroy’s US Open look is from the Nike Tour Performance Collection, which offers lightweight, breathable performance fabric. Thursday, Rory sports the Fashion Body Map Graphic Polo in Ice Blue, which features roller perforated insets on the side for ventilation. Friday he’ll wear the Lightweight Tech Polo in Electro Orange, and Saturday he’ll have on the Fashion Jacquard Polo in Violet Force. For the Sunday finale, McIlroy will wear the Nike Graphic Polo in Poison Green, which offers a full body map on the back panel for ventilation. Nike Lunar Control Golf Shoes complete his ensemble each day. Kevin Chappel will be rocking the youthful and edgy look of Nike’s Sport Collection, featuring the Nike Swing Polo and Sport Vintage Stripe Polo, as well as the Nike Flat Bill Cap and Lunar Swingtip Golf Shoes. For those who prefer the classic, refined look, you’ll want to check out Charl Schwartzel’s Tour Premium Collection Polos. Thursday through Saturday, Schwartzel will be wearing the Premium Novelty Pocket Polo in White, the Premium Stripe Polo in Dynamic Pink, and the Premium ½-Zip Plaid Polo in White. You can buy any or all of the U.S. Open apparel of these Nike athletes, and others, at the DGW U.S. Open Collections Page.
Black is the new black! TaylorMade launched the new R1 Black Driver today and it is, well, unbelievably cool. The R1, released earlier in 2013, introduced us to the concept of an adjustable driver that can be fine tuned to fit anyone’s game. From Tour pro to beginner, the R1 offered one club head that could be adjusted to everyone’s swing. The R1 instantly became the number one driver on the PGA Tour and found its way to millions of amateur’s bags, as well. So what’s new with the R1 Black Driver, you ask? Technically speaking, nothing at all… except the finish–it’s black. And contrary to what you might think, that is a very big deal. There are countless golfers around the world who feel a driver ought to be black, not white. There is genuine science behind the white phenomenon; that being the optical illusion created by the contrast between white crown and black face that makes the club head appear huge, inspiring confidence. Fair enough, but for those among us who want the aggressive look of all black, then who cares what the science says. Black is back—and it has some upgrades with this new R1 Driver. The glossy finish is truly beautiful and TM incorporated the R1 alignment graphics on the crown, but with a significant difference. Whereas the “face paint” graphics are almost overwhelming on the original R1’s white matte finish, they are subtlety done on the R1 Black, offering a distinctive look that adds to the uniqueness of the club. The graphics are, in a word, cool. And so is this driver. You can pre-order the TaylorMade R1 Black Driver at DGW today.
Tiger Woods picked up his 4th victory of 2013 and the 78th of his career at the Tournament Players Club at Sawgrass on Mother’s Day. The season is still young, but in winning over ½ of his PGA Tour starts thus far, Tiger is setting a torrid pace that leaves many speculating that 2013 will be his best season ever. Tiger captured his second Players Championship while wearing his new Nike Tiger Woods TW’14 Golf Shoes. The TW’14s further enhance the fit, feel and function first developed with the TW’13. Like the previous version, the new TW’14 utilizes Nike Free technology designed to mimic and conform to the natural motion of the foot. The innovative outsole allows the golfer to keep contact with the ground longer to better harness the energy of the foot to the shoe, and the shoe to the ground. A new upper offers improved ventilation achieved through the use of strategically-located perforations that increase breathability without compromising waterproof protection. “With this shoe, we worked diligently to take every detail to a new level,” said Tobie Hatfield, Athlete Projects Innovator at Nike. “In the TW ’14, Tiger wanted more stability with mobility and we’ve accomplished that by using Nike’s Dynamic Flywire Technology which moves with him, but stabilizes his foot when he swings. We also increased breathability of the shoe by using a full mesh tongue.” The new TW ’14 also has a new color available-Cool Grey with Vivid Blue and Venom Green accents, which will be available August 1, 2013. The Nike Tiger Woods TW ’14 Golf Shoes are available for pre-order today at DGW.
Tiger Woods took in some final preparation today arriving early at Augusta National to get in some range work and a (relatively) quick nine holes while wearing his Nike Tiger Woods TW Chest Stripe Polo in Violet Force/Fiberglass/Metallic Silver. Tiger remains the odds on favorite to win the Masters and if he does, he’ll be wearing his signature TW Line from Nike Golf. While you may not play the same game as Tiger (and no one does), you can play the game in the same apparel. You can order all your Nike TW apparel from DGW. If Tiger’s wearing it, we have it.
Bubba Watson is in Augusta, Georgia this week to defend his Masters title. His off season signing with Oakley was big, if for no other reason than, unlike some endorsement deals, Bubba and Oakley are the perfect fit. Both have a reputation for creativity and innovation–and for doing what they do unlike any other competitor in their respective fields. Oakley makes high performance athletic apparel, among other things, and they seek innovation at every turn. Bubba is the most innovative golfer on the planet. Bubba and Oakley team up this week for the first Major Championship of the golf season: The Masters. You can bet that Bubba will dazzle millions with his natural ability and creativity and that Oakley has equipped him with the finest performance apparel to allow him to do his thing before millions of golf fans. You may not play like Bubba Watson, but you can get his wardrobe right here at DGW. As an authorized retailer for all things Oakley, we have Bubba’s entire Masters 2013 wardrobe available for you. Take a look at Bubba’s Thursday outfit featuring the Oakley Fade Polo in Red Line and Take Pant 2.0 in Jet Black. Then peruse his stuff for the rest of the tournament, as well. Order now and you’ll soon be wearing the finest athletic performance apparel on the planet. Oakley, Bubba and you—sweet.
Tiger Woods tooled around Augusta national in the company of 14 year old Tianlang Guan on Tuesday in preparation for the start of the Masters, and then talked to the press. He said he feels comfortable at Augusta National, and that he’s comfortable with “every aspect” of his game right now. That has to be worrisome for the rest of the field. He also looked comfortable, and why not? The man has his own apparel line. Today he was sporting the Nike Tiger Woods TW Trajectory Polo in Electro Orange and Nike Tiger Woods TW Ultralite Pants in Stadium Grey/Metallic Silver. We’ll let you know what Tiger’s wearing today, so you can be appropriately attired tomorrow. Check out the entire Nike Tiger Woods TW Collection at DGW.
The Masters begins in just two weeks and every golf fan knows which golfer will be favored to win. Tiger Woods recently regained World Number One status over fellow Nike athlete, Rory McIlroy. With his third victory in five PGA starts this year, Tiger appears primed to add a fifth Green Jacket to his collection. Like Jack Nicklaus before him, Tiger seems always to be at his best at Augusta National, the home of The Masters. For even the casual fan, there’s just something about the year’s first Major that heightens interest in the game. It’s a special place, Augusta National, and the Masters is a special tournament that breeds special champions—like Jack Nicklaus and Tiger Woods. To commemorate the Masters, Nike introduces a special edition shoe. The Tiger Woods TW13 Limited Edition Golf Shoes are available today at DGW. The Limited Edition TW13 is Tiger’s shoe, made to his exacting specifications, and decked out with deep green, yellow and red accents on the outsole, eye-stay and tongue. Modeled after the Nike Free running shoe, the TW13 is known for its superior feel, fit and function—and Tiger wears them for every round. The TW13 may not be the only reason Tiger has regained his Number One position in the world, but they are distinctive enough, just like the Masters, to inspire this special version for a limited time and in limited quantities. Order your Tiger Woods TW13 Limited Edition Golf Shoes by Nike at DGW today.
The Masters begins in just over two weeks and DGW has a number of Limited Edition items available to commemorate the year’s first Major championship. Read the rest of this entry »
Nike Golf swept to victory on the PGA and LPGA Tours over the weekend, with Nike Athletes winning both PGA Tour events, plus the LPGA Mission Hills World Leaders Championship. Tiger Woods dominated the rest of the world’s best golfers at Doral Resort and Spa in South Florida to win The WGC Cadillac Championship by 2 shots for his second victory this year and 76th of his career. In the opposite field event in Puerto Rico, Nike athlete Scott Brown captured his first PGA Tour victory while fellow Nike staffer Suzann Petersen won the Mission Hills World Ladies Championship in China. DGW carries the full line of Tiger Woods TW apparel, plus all the Nike polos, pants and shoes worn by the other members of Team Nike. We carry the complete 2013 Nike Tour Performance, Tour Premium and Tour Sport apparel lines offering a huge selection of the highest quality performance apparel for your game. Check out all the Nike Golf products available now at DGW.