A major rush for Nike


Coming off consecutive wins on the PGA Tour the last two weeks, Tiger Woods is a prohibitive favorite to win his fifth PGA Championship this weekend. And, as if you need more reason to like Tiger at Hazeltine this week, consider this: seven of the last 13 major winners dating back to the 2006 Open Championship have sported the swoosh logo (Stewart Cink, Lucas Glover, Trevor Immelman and Woods, who accounts for four.)

Nike Golf released their athlete scripting for this week’s PGA Championship on Monday, and for those who are interested in this sort of thing, Woods will be wearing his traditional red and black come Sunday, a Nike Dri-FIT Open Stripe Polo (Carmine color) with black pants. He’ll open the tournament on Thursday in a light thistle colored Dri-FIT Drop Needle Polo and black pants.

With the PGA being dubbed ‘Glory’s Last Shot,’ this is Tiger’s last chance to win a major in 2009. Woods is 0 for 3 thus far, having missed the cut last month at the Open Championship at Turnberry; it was only the second time in his professional career he missed the cut in a major. The last year Woods went without a major was 2004.

To check out what all of the Nike players are wearing this week click here.