By Jonathan Wall, PGATOUR.COM Equipment Insider
Nobody knows how Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy will fare at the Masters. What is certain, however, is that the top two players in the world will be wearing four completely different Nike outfits at the first major of the season.
Nike released the apparel scripting for Woods and McIlroy on Tuesday, along with the rest of the Nike athletes in the field at the Masters. According to Merritt Richardson, Nike Golf's Vice President of Global Apparel and Footwear, major championship scripting sometimes starts almost a year prior to the tournament.
“We work with our athletes up to a year in advance to determine what styles and colors they prefer to compete in at a Major Championship,” Richardson said. “We share our newest innovations for the season with them and listen to their needs in terms of performance, comfort and style to ensure they are dressed to compete at their highest level.”
Tiger Woods has four different looks planned for the tournament — including the traditional Sunday red shirt and black pants that have been a major championship staple over the years — and will use both the white and black version of the TW '13 shoe. Nike recently released a limited edition Masters version of the TW '13
, but based on Woods' apparel scripting for the week, it looks like he won't wear the shoe during competition.
Rory McIlroy will go with bright colored shirts (Violet Force and Pink Force) on Thursday and Saturday, and a pair of bright blue pants that are sure to make the two-time major winner stick out from the rest of the field. McIlroy will also wear Nike's Lunar Control golf shoe in three different colors.