June 6 2013
By Jonathan Wall, PGATOUR.COM Equipment Insider
One week before the first round of the U.S. Open, Nike Golf released the apparel scripting for its athletes in the field on Tuesday — including Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy.
With temperatures expected to be in the mid-80s at Merion Golf Club, Nike will have players sporting styles from the Summer 2013 Collection that incorporates key technologies such as laser perforations, no-sew technology and ultra-lightweight fabrications into each shirt.
“We share our newest innovations for the season with our athletes and focus on the technologies that are most applicable to the climate in which they will be competing,” said Merritt Richardson, Nike Golf's Vice President of Global Golf Apparel and Footwear. “We listen to their performance, comfort and style needs to ensure they are dressed to compete with the best apparel and footwear for the grand stage of a major championship.”
Woods will wear four different looks during the tournament and both colors (black and white) from the new TW'14 shoe line.
McIlroy also has four different looks planned and will go with white slacks on Thursday and Saturday. Unlike Woods, who plans on wearing two different shoes, McIlroy will sport four different versions of Nike's Lunar Control shoe.