What’s in the Bag: Carl Pettersson 2012 RBC Heritage Championship
Carl Pettersson’s performance was solid throughout the entire tournament, making major moves in the second round with a 6-under par, 65. He secured his victory with a 69 in the final round to win the tournament by a five-stroke margin.
Using the revolutionary Nike 20XI S golf ball and a Nike Method Prototype belly-length putter, Pettersson was ranked first in greens in regulation, putts per green in regulation, as well as birdies for the tournament.
“The 20XI S has given me great consistency and great feel around the greens,” said Pettersson. “I have also gained 10-15 yards off the tee with this golf ball.”
The new Nike 20XI ball features a technology never before seen in the golf industry. This game-changing technology replaces conventional rubber cores with a radical new resin material- faster and lighter than traditional rubber cores. Nike’s resin core technology accomplishes three critical performance components that golfers dream to have in a golf ball: More distance off the tee, straight ball flight, and increased control around the greens.
When asked if he had changed anything in his equipment, Pettersson said: “I put in a new putter. I’ve used it on and off before. It’s a Nike Method long putter, and I used it in Houston, finished second there. I putted well all week. So it puts a nice roll on it.”
Rounding out Pettersson’s bag were clubs from the VR franchise, including a 4-iron from Nike’s new VR_S line.
Carl Pettersson’s Setup for the 2012 RBC Heritage Championship
- Driver: Nike VR Pro STR8-FIT 11.5-degree (Fubuki a 50 X)
- Irons: Nike VR S Forged (4), VR Pro Combo (5-PW)
- Hybrids: Nike VR Pro 21-degree
- Wedges: Nike VR Pro 49-degree, 55-degree and 60-degree
- Putter: Nike Method Prototype (Belly-Length)
- Ball: Nike 20XI S