Rory and Schwartzel: In the bag

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Rory McIlroy and Charl Schwartzel powered their way to victories at the Australian Open and Alfred Dunhill Championship for a Nike-dominated weekend.

McIlroy, who began the final round four shots back at the Australian Open, birdied the final hole to win his first title in 2013. He used the new Nike VRS Covert 2.0 Tour driver along with his new Nike RZN Black ball – a combination that he recently described as: “The best driver and ball combination I’ve ever had in my career.”

With the combination of Nike’s Fly-Brace technology in the Nike VRS Covert 2.0 Tour driver, and Speedlock technology in the Nike RZN Black ball, McIlory has seen an increase in his ball speed. This is the result of the forgiving distance of his driver, and greater stability in the wind with the ball – giving him the confidence to launch it into another gear off the tee.

Winning his third Alfred Dunhill Championship title, Schwartzel also relied on his Nike VRS Covert 2.0 Tour driver that helped him in averaging 307 yards off the tee and ranking fourth in driving distance.

It was Schwartzel’s ninth European Tour victory – moving him up to the number one ranking in the Race to Dubai, and into the top 20 of the World Rankings.

Inside McIlroy’s bag

Driver: Nike VRS Covert 2.0 Tour 8.5 degree

Fairway Wood: Nike VRS Covert Tour 3-wood/15 degree and Nike VR Pro 5-wood/19-degree

Irons: Nike VR Pro Blade (3-9)

Wedges: Nike VR Pro 46-degree, 54-degree and 60-degree

Putter: Nike Method 006

Ball: Nike RZN Black

 

Inside Schwartzel’s bag

Driver: Nike VRS Covert 2.0 Tour 8.5 degree

Fairway Wood: Nike VR Pro LTD 3-wood/15 degree and Nike VR Pro LTD 5-wood/19-degree

Irons: Nike VR Pro Blade (3-9)

Wedges: Nike VR Forged 47, 54 and 59-degree

Putter: Nike Method 001

Ball: Nike One Tour D