Washington, United States: World number one Rory McIlroy and his fellow Nike Golf athletes will compete in comfort at Chambers Bay this week.
Nike Golf athletes will suit up for the 2015 US Open at Chambers Bay wearing an apparel collection with stretch woven fabrics designed to keep them cool and dry while playing at the edge of the Pacific Ocean.
The knit-like wovens in the Nike Major Moment Mix Polo, Nike Plaid Pant and other apparel pieces deliver a lightweight, soft and breathable feel. The woven fabrics activate the Dri-FIT moisture wicking technology quickly, keeping the athletes comfortable from the first hole to the 18th.
McIlroy and Tiger Woods will wear polos featuring stretch combined with strategically placed mesh panels for increased breathability. The panels are placed in high sweat areas where the golf athlete needs ventilation, specifically at the side panels and the lower front half of the polo.
Twelve Nike Golf athletes are participating in the 2015 US Open. As well as McIlroy and Woods there is Paul Casey, Kevin Chappell, Tommy Fleetwood, Cody Gribble, Russell Henley, Jamie Lovemark, Francesco Molinari, Pan Cheng-tsung, Charl Schwartzel and Shunsuke Sonoda.
McIlroy, the 2011 US Open champion, will dress in a colour palette of white, blue and gray as he competes against the backdrop of the Pacific Ocean. Always looking for lightweight fabrics with stretch to accommodate his powerful swing, McIlroy will bookend the tournament in the Nike Major Moment Tactical Polo.
He will sport the Nike Major Moment Elite 26 Polo on Friday and Saturday. McIlroy will complete each look with the Nike Tour Legacy Mesh Cap, Nike Modern Pant, Nike Therma-FIT Engineered 1/2-Zip Top and Nike Lunar Control 3 iD shoes in custom colors.
Meanwhile, three-time US Open winner Woods will wear pops of red throughout the week with innovative apparel styles built with breathability in the areas that he needs it most to benefit his game. The side panels and front half of the polo feature mesh panels for breathability.
Woods will start the week in the TW Elite Cool Carbon Polo in black and white, paired with the TW Ultralight Tour Cap. Woods’s cap includes Dri-FIT cotton to wick away moisture and is constructed without a sweatband to eliminate weight and pressure on the head.
Woods will wear the TW Velocity Glow Stripe Polo in gray and red on Saturday and his traditional red shirt for the final round. He will pair the TW Adaptive Fit Pant and TW Engineered Sweater with each day’s looks.
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