Jamieson wins maiden European Tour title with Nike's new VR Covert driver
By Jonathan Greathead, TG Senior Equipment Editor
10 December 2012 10:12
Scott Jamieson powered to victory in the rain-shortened Nelson Mandela Championship in South Africa, using Nike's new VR_Covert Tour driver.
It was a maiden Tour triumph for the Scot, and also the first time the Covert driver had been used to win a tournament.
Jamieson birdied the last hole of regulation play to force a playoff with Steve Webster and Eduardo de la Riva, but the Spaniard was eliminated on the first additional hole.
Webster could only make bogey on the second extra hole after a poor tee-shot cost him, leaving Jamieson to two-putt from 30-feet.
Jamieson shot a final-round 57 in Durban - the first time this had ever been done in a European Tour event - but the score won't stand as a record because the par score for the course had been reduced by five strokes due to the heavy rain.
In addition to using the cavity back VR Covert Tour driver, Jamieson also relied on a VR Pro Ltd three-wood, VR_S hybrid, VR Pro Combo split irons and VR Pro wedges.
He also used Nike's Method Core Drone putter, and a prototype 20XI ball.
Despite the tricky conditions, Jamieson was able to deal with the elements due to his Nike Golf Tour Performance apparel, while counting on the stability of the Lunar Control shoes.