Sure-Footed Nike Athlete Schwartzel Stands Tall

Charl Schwartzel on his way to victory in South Africa. Picture by Jan Kruger/Getty Images
Charl Schwartzel on his way to victory in South Africa. Picture by Jan Kruger/Getty Images

Malelane, South Africa: Nike athlete Charl Schwartzel held his nerve to record a four-shot victory at the Alfred Dunhill Championship in his native South Africa.

The win was the second in as many weeks on the European Tour for a Nike athlete wearing the new Nike Lunar Control 4 and relying on a Nike RZN Prototype golf ball and Nike Vapor Prototype driver, following four-time Major champion Rory McIlroy’s season-ending triumph at the DP World Tour Championship in Dubai.

The new footwear provides golf athletes a stable platform off which to base their swing, helping to generate power and control from the ground up.

The tongue has been redesigned to wrap ergonomically around the ankle and provide a natural break when walking, and the athletic design of the Nike Lunar Control 4 is highlighted by a Swoosh logo on the vamp, an iconic aesthetic most familiar in the Nike Mercurial football boot.

The victory was the 31-year-old’s first since he won at the same venue in 2014 and Schwartzel was delighted to secure the win in front of his home crowd, finishing the tournament third in greens in regulation on his way to posting a 15-under-par four-round total.

In addition to the Nike Lunar Control 4 shoes, Nike Vapor Prototype driver and Nike RZN Prototype ball, Schwartzel gamed Nike Vapor Pro Combo irons and a prototype fairway wood and putter as he sealed his fourth Alfred Dunhill Championship, becoming only the third South African in history to win 10 times on the European Tour.

Nike Golf is a Full Business Member of the Asian Golf Industry Federation.


Driver: Nike Vapor Prototype 11.5-degree

Fairway Wood: Nike Vapor Prototype 3-wood/13-degree, Nike VR Pro Ltd 5-wood/18-degree

Irons: Nike Vapor Pro Combo (3-AW)

Wedges: Nike VR Forged 54-degree, 60-degree

Putter: Nike Method Prototype

Ball: Nike RZN Prototype

Apparel: Performance

Footwear: Nike Lunar Control 4

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