PGA Tour duo join Nike Golf

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Brooks Koepka at Alfred Dunhill Links Championship. Credit: David Cannon (Getty)
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Brooks Koepka and Tony Finau join Nike, along with 12 other players.

PGA Tour duo join Nike Golf

Brooks Koepka and Tony Finau are among Nike’s newest recruits, with 12 other players also joining ahead of the 2016 season.

Koepka, winner of the 2015 Waste Management Phoenix Open, is ranked no. 16 in the OWGR and finished T5 at the USPGA Championship at Whistling Straits.

Finau turned pro in 2007 and appeared as a regular on the PGA Tour last year. He had five Top 10 finishes, including T10 at the USPGA Championship.

“All these great, legendary athletes, such as Kobe Bryant, seem to be with Nike,” Koepka said.

“I’m lucky enough to represent the best company in the world. I’m excited with what Nike will do in the future for the game of golf and I know that this partnership will help me achieve my personal goals.

Finau said: “I look forward to striving for greatness as a lot of Nike athletes have. I know innovation is a big part of Nike and changing the mold, changing the game – that’s what drew me to the Swoosh.”

Joining Koepka and Finau are European Tour regular Lucas Bjerregaard, 2015 Walker Cup player Ashley Chesters, Trevor Cone, Tim Crouch, Pan Cheng-tsung, Marcus Kinhult, Tom Lewis, Rumi Yoshiba, Hunter Stewart, So Hye Park, Denny McCarthy and Joshua White.

Bjerregaard will use the Vapor Fly Pro driver and will wear the Lunar Control 4 shoes. He said: “I’ve played bladed irons for as long as I can remember, but I was amazed at the Vapor Fly Pro irons too.

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“They were so easy to hit and, even for professional golfers, it’s nice to know that your long irons have got just a touch more forgiveness when you have a lengthy approach shot.”

Among the clubs in Koepka’s bag in 2016 will be:

* Driver: Nike Vapor Fly 10.5-degrees

* Fairway wood: Nike Vapor Fly 3-wood/15-degree

* Hybrid: Nike Vapor Fly 20-degree

* Irons: Nike Vapor Pro Combo 4, Vapor Pros 5-9

* Wedges: Nike Engage 47-, 50-, 55- and 60-degree

* Putter: Nike Method Matter B2-01

* Ball: Nike RZN Prototype

Finau will have a similar bag, but will be using the Method Converge putter.

Will Medlock graduated from UEA with a degree in Film and Television before completing a Masters in Sports Journalism at St Mary's in London. Will has had work published by The Independent and the Rugby Paper.