What’s in the Bag: Nike Golf’s Anthony Kim

Anthony Kim’s victory this weekend at the Shell Houston Open wraps up a successful weekend for Nike Golf and a much-awaited win for Kim. His first victory since 2008 and third of his career provides the 24-year-old with added confidence and momentum heading into the PGA Tour’s first Major of the 2010 season, The Masters.

2010 Shell Houston Champion Nike Golf's Anthony Kim-Getty Images

2010 Shell Houston Champion Nike Golf's Anthony Kim-Getty Images

Using Nike’s VR Driver and VR Blades, Kim exhibited calm yet aggressive play throughout the tournament. In the final round,
“There’s no conservative bone in my body. I didn’t have a great lie on the par 5, 15th, and it was a downslope and I could have hit 3-wood, and for some reason that driver head cover came off.”

Kim finished 8th in driving distance with a 306-yard average for the tournament.

Rounding out Kim’s arsenal of Nike Golf equipment is his SQ Dymo 17 degree 4-wood, VR Blades 3-PW, VR 54 and 60-degree wedges and his Nike One Tour golf ball.

Anthony Kim’s setup at the 2010 Shell Houston Open:

  • Driver: Nike VR Tour 8.5 degrees with UST Mamaya Proforce AXIVCore Tour Green X shaf
  • Fairway Woods: Nike SQ DYMO 17-degree #4 UST Mamaya Proforce AXIVCore Tour Green Shaft, TaylorMade Tour Burner (13°)
  • Irons: Nike VR Blades (3-PW) True Temper S400 shafts
  • Wedges: Nike VR 54 and VR 60-degree True Temper S400 shafts
  • Putter: Scotty Cameron by Titleist Studio Select Newport prototype
  • Ball: Nike ONE Tour
  • Glove: Nike Dri-Fit Tour
  • Apparel: Nike Golf Tour Apparel
  • Footwear: Nike Air Zoom Trophy

Fun Fact: This is the second year in-a-row that a Nike Golf Athlete has won the Shell Houston Open.


Author: Rob Hayashida

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