Released ahead of the first Major of the season, the Spring 2015 apparel collection from Nike Golf features a colour palette of neutrals with pops of volt.
The collection is designed to keep athletes cool and comfortable by regulating body temperature, to help eliminate distractions so they can focus on performance.
Engineered Knit, a material found throughout the Spring 2015 line, features a natural-feeling polyester and provides ventilation through intelligent layering. The advanced construction allows for full range of motion to benefit the golf athlete.
Five Nike athletes have qualified for the Masters: Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy, Charl Schwartzel, Russell Henley and, for the first time in his career, Seung Yul Noh.
McIlroy was quick to praise when asked about the new collection. “Nike has done a great job of eliminating excess fabric. The shirts fit really well. They’re modern, relevant and allow me excellent freedom of movement when I’m playing. Knowing that my clothing looks and feels good means I only have to concentrate on my game when I’m out on the course.”
Here is what the Nike athletes are expected to wear during the Masters:
Woods will starts the week in the white Nike TW Vapor Trail Polo with hints of wolf grey and university red, and the TW ’15 golf shoe in the metallic silver colourway. His TW Adaptive Fit Pant features a perforation in the back yoke and behind the knee for breathability. The lightweight TW Ultralight Tour Cap will remain constant through the week. Friday and Sunday, Woods will sport the TW Glow Polo in black and university red, respectively. On Saturday, Woods will wear the TW Bold Stripe Polo constructed in a four-way stretch Dri-FIT fabrication.
Sporting a clean collection of white with volt, the World No. 1 will feature athletic looks throughout the week. He will begin in the Major Moment Polo and will wear that same polo in the reverse colourway on Saturday. Friday, McIlroy will compete in the Major Moment Launch Polo, which pays homage to Nike’s heritage with the Windrunner-inspired 26-degree angle design on the upper chest. On Sunday, he will wear the Nike Afterburner Polo with a volt-to-white gradient topped with the Nike Tour Legacy Mesh Cap in volt. McIlroy will wear the Nike Modern Pant in white for every round, which features a stretch woven for more mobility and breathability in the back below the waistline. Each day McIlroy will rely on the Nike Lunar Control 3 shoe that he helped design.
The 2011 Masters champion will wear a white Major Moment Polo on Thursday and the Nike Tech Vent Stripe Polo on Friday. He will open the weekend with the white Nike Tech Tipped Polo before wearing the black Major Moment Ace Polo on Sunday. Additionally, he will wear a grey or black Nike Dri-FIT Wool Tech Sweater each day. The South African native will pair the sweater and polos with the Nike Modern Pant, Nike Tour Legacy Mesh Cap and Nike Lunar Control 3 shoe.
Henley will suit up in the Nike Plaid Pant on Friday and Saturday, while bookending the tournament in the Nike Flat Front Pant on Thursday and Sunday. His Sunday look will feature the volt Nike Engineered Polo, made of a poly-wool. He will wear the Nike Tour Tall Visor, Nike Dri-FIT 1/2-Zip Top and Nike Lunar Control 3 shoes throughout the week.
Seung Yul Noh
Noh will compete in various spring colours of the Nike Tour Legacy Mesh Cap, Nike Dri-FIT 1/2-Zip Top, Nike Modern Pant and Nike Lunar Control 3. He will be clad in black from head to toe on Friday with the Nike Engineered Polo while wearing a volt Major Moment Mach Polo Saturday. The native of South Korea will begin the week with the Nike Tech Ultra Stripe Polo before ending it with the Major Moment Commander Polo.
The majority of the looks for the Masters are now available on nike.com. Please note that some styles are not available in Canada.