Koepka and Finau sign with Nike Golf

Englishmen Ashley Chesters and Tom Lewis among 12 other new Swoosh staffers

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Mon, 4 Jan 2016
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Americans Brooks Koepka and Tony Finau have signed with Nike Golf, and are joined by 12 other players, including England's Ashley Chesters and Tom Lewis.

World number 16 Koepka, 25, won the 2014 Turkish Airlines Open, before tasting glory on the PGA Tour at the Waste Management Phoenix Open this year.

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“Nike is an iconic brand,” Koepka said. “All these great, legendary athletes, such as Kobe Bryant, seem to be with Nike.

“I’m lucky enough to represent the best company in the world. I’m excited with what Nike will do in the future for the game of golf [and] I know that this partnership will help me achieve my personal goals.”

Finau, who earned his PGA Tour card for the 2014-2015 season after coming through the Web.com Tour, finished tied-14th in the 2015 US Open, before a tied-10th finish in the PGA Championship.

The six foot four inch American was the second longest player off the tee in the 2015 season, averaging 324.9 yards with driver in hand.

“The best athletes in the world play for Nike and I'm glad to add my name to that list,” Finau said. “I look forward to striving for greatness as a lot of Nike athletes have. I know innovation is a big part of Nike and changing the mold, changing the game — that's what drew me to the Swoosh.” 

England’s Ashley Chesters, who came 12th in the Open at St Andrews, also becomes a Swoosh staffer, and is joined by compatriot Tom Lewis, who won the 2011 Portugal Masters.

Other new Nike golfers:

  • Lucas Bjerregaard (Denmark)
  • Pan Cheng-tsung (Taiwan)
  • Trevor Cone (US)
  • Tim Crouch (US)
  • Marcus Kinhult (Sweden)
  • Denny McCarthy (US)
  • So Hye Park (Korea)
  • Hunter Stewart (US)
  • Joshua White (US)
  • Rumi Yoshiba (Japan)

Koepka's new bag

Driver: Nike Vapor Fly 10.5-degrees
Fairway Wood: Nike Vapor Fly 3-wood/15-degree
Hybrid: Nike Vapor Fly 20-degree
Irons: Nike Vapor Pro Combo 4, Vapor Pro 5-9
Wedges: Nike Engage 47-, 50-, 55- and 60-degree
Putter: Nike Method Matter B2-01
Ball: Nike RZN Prototype

Finau's new bag

Driver: Nike Vapor Fly 10.5-degree
Fairway Wood: Nike Vapor Fly 3-wood/13-degree
Irons: Nike Vapor Fly Pro 4, Vapor Pro 5-PW
Wedges: Nike Engage 50-, 56- and 60-degree
Putter: Nike Method Converge S2/12
Ball: Nike RZN Prototype

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