It’s August. It’s hot. It’s humid. And it’s the PGA Championship. The professional golf season’s final Major Championship gets underway today at Oak Hill Country Club in Rochester, New York and Nike athletes are prepared to weather the, er, weather in an array of lightweight, breathable, moisture wicking shirts pants and hats. Nike has always been at the forefront of creating performance apparel technology, utilizing technical fabrics that enhance athletic performance, and those technologies will be on full display at Oak Hill. At the PGA Championship, Nike athletes will be wearing designs from the Fall 2013 collection featuring Dri-FIT UV for protection from the sun and Dri-FIT Stretch for superior mobility. Thirteen Nike Tour players will be competing at Oak Hill and you can find all their apparel, shoes and accessories at the DGW PGA Championship 2013 Collections page. Here’s a glimpse of some of the apparel featured.
Tiger will be wearing items from, what else, the Nike Tiger Woods TW collection, featuring polos with laser-perforated collars for enhanced breathability and both the iconic posture performance kimono chassis and the mobility chassis for increased range of motion. Thursday through Sunday, Tiger will wear: the TW Designer Print Polo in Light Armory Blue; the TW Emboss Polo in Gamma Green; the TW Print Polo in White/Black; and, the TW Engineered Stripe Polo in Hyper Red. TW’14 Golf Shoes will be on his feet.
McIlroy will defend his title from 2012 while sporting looks from the Nike Tour Performance Fall 2013 collection, which offers innovative technical fabrics featuring lightweight breathability. Thursday, we’ll see Rory in the Fashion Bold Stripe Polo in White/Game Royal and Modern Tech Pants, coordinated in Game Royal. Friday, the defending champ will wear the Fashion Gradient Polo in Gamma Orange and Saturday the Mobility Stripe Polo in Black/Gamma Green.. The Mobility Polo offers the most stretch in the Nike line and is extremely lightweight. Rory will finish the championship on Sunday wearing the Light Weight Tech Polo in Gamma Blue. Each day, he will be traversing Oak Hill in Nike Lunar Control II Golf Shoes.
The 2011 Masters Champion will compete this week wearing the sophisticated designs of Nike’s Fall 2013 Tour Premium Collection, as well as looks from the Tour Performance Collection on Saturday. To begin the tournament, Schwartzel will wear the Nike Precision Polo in Black on Thursday, and the same model Friday in Cherrywood Red. On Saturday, Schwartzel will go with the Team Nike look, wearing the Bold Stripe Polo in Distance Blue from the Tour Performance Collection. He hopes to contend for the Championship on Sunday while wearing the Nike Premium Tartan Pocket Polo in Light Gridiron Heather.
Watney looks to capture his first Major title while relying on the Nike Tour Performance Collection to stay cool and comfortable under the immense pressure of the competition. Thursday’s first round is critical, and Nick looks to post a solid first round number while pairing his Light Weight Tech Polo in Sonic Yellow with Nike Flat Front Tech Pants in Light Armory Blue. On Friday, Watney will wear the Embossed Pattern Polo in Gamma orange. For the weekend, he’ll sport the Nike Mobility Polo in Black/University Blue on Saturday and the Light Weight Heather Polo in Black/Stadium Grey on Sunday. Watney will wear the Nike Flat Bill VR_S Tour Cap and Lunar Control II footwear all four days.