The 2015 US Open of golf gets underway this week at Chambers Bay in Washington, and Nike athletes will gear up in the most innovative apparel available for the links.
Playing at the edge of the Pacific Ocean, Nike’s elite stable of golfers will wear stretch woven fabrics to remain dry and cool. Woven pieces like the Nike Major Moment Mix Polo and Plaid Pant (among others) offer soft, lightweight breathability, while Dri-FIT technology delivers the utmost moisture-wicking performance.
Twelve Nike athletes will play in the 2015 US Open, including Rory McIlroy, Tiger Woods, Paul Casey, Kevin Chappell, Tommy Fleetwood, Cody Gribble, Russell Henley, Jamie Lovemark, Francesco Molinari, Cheng-Tsung Pan, Charl Schwartzel and Shunsuke Sonoda.
Take a detailed look at six athletes’ laydowns below, along with detailed info via Nike, Inc.
The winner of the 2011 U.S. Open will dress in a color 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.
The three-time U.S. Open champion will wear pops of red throughout the week with innovative apparel styles built with breathability in the areas that Woods 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.
Schwartzel will suit up in the Nike Modern Pant and Nike Tour Legacy Mesh Cap each day, while three different colorways of the Nike Lunar Control 3 will accompany his lineup throughout the week. The South Africa native will tee off Thursday in a daring red Nike Afterburner Polo featuring a stretch jersey fabric with a gradient fade graphic. Schwartzel will end the tournament in a lyon blue Nike Major Moment Commander Polo, which utilizes a lightweight breathable sphere-like jersey fabric and modern color blocking.
Sporting the Nike Tour Tall Visor each day of the tournament, Henley will wear the Nike Plaid Pant featuring a lightweight breathable stretch woven fabric on Friday and the Nike Flat Front Pant the remaining rounds. He will begin his quest for the championship in the black Nike Afterburner Polo on Thursday and a bold stripe Nike Patch Pocket Polo featuring Dri-FIT cotton blended jersey on Friday. Henley will start the weekend in a light retro (aquamarine) colored Nike Major Moment Mix Polo with a knit-like woven and stretch mesh combination. He will end the weekend in a lyon blue Nike Tech Vent Stripe Polo with a yarn-dyed polyester jersey and pique repeat stripe on Sunday.
Molinari will compete in a variety of seasonal colors at the U.S. Open, especially on Saturday when the Italian native will pair the Nike Tech Ultra Polo in light retro with a lyon blue pair of Nike Flat Front Pants. Molinari will begin and end the tournament in the Nike Plaid Pant. He’ll sport a red Nike Tech Ultra Polo, featuring a lightweight stretch jersey fabric, on Thursday and a volt Nike Victory Polo and belt on Sunday.
Fleetwood will drive the modern look of golf in the Nike Tech Ultra Polo in the second and fourth rounds. He will tee off in the Nike Tech Embossed Polo paired with a lyon blue Nike Modern Pant. He will round out his week in the Nike Lunar Control 3, Nike Ultralight Tour Cap and Nike Dri-FIT 1/2-Zip Top.