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The new Nike RZN Platinum as played by Nike staff player Paul Casey is ideal for players seeking Tour-performance control with moderate spin off the tee.
Although it felt just as soft around the greens as the RZN Black, we found the RZN Platinium to be a little shorter with the driver despite launching slightly lower.
Just as the case with the RZN Black, the ball held its line nicely in the breeze, and we noted superb durability having bashed the ball for several hours.
We also appreciated the side stamp as it aided great alignment.
Unlike the RZN Black, however, the RZN Platinum felt much harder than ideal on the greens. There was plenty of meat left on the bone on several putts struck from 30 feet.
Arguably a softer-feeling ball from inside 100 yards than the RZN Black, it proved a little shorter off the tee. The RZN Platinum held its line nicely in the breeze, but felt harder than ideal on the greens. The £40 price tag looks a tad steep.