Vegas Wins with Nike

vegas4His competitors may have stumbled down the stretch but Jhonattan Vegas posted a 64. Making birdie on each of the final three holes over the Glen Abbey golf course on Sunday to win the RBC Canadian Open, his second win on the PGA Tour. And his one stroke victory was over world number two Dustin Johnson, rookie sensation Jon Rahm and European Tour star Martin Laird.

Vegas plays all Nike and with Tiger Woods on the sidelines the only other Tour win this season for the company was by Tony Finau at the Puerto Rico Open plus their other  headliner, Rory McIlroy, won at the Dubai Irish Open on the European Tour.

The driver used by Vegas, a 29-year-old from Venezuela, is the Nike VR set at 8.5 degrees with a nVentix Nunchuck shaft which produced some prodigious drives averaging 324 yards for the week. However, it was his putter a Nike Method Core MC-12W, which helped him on the road to his win with 23 birdies over the 72 holes and finishing second in strokes gained with the flat stick.

Vegas’ irons (3-iron through pitching wedge) are the Vapor Pro model a nice looking muscle back design. The center of gravity is face-centered in the lower and longer profile blade. All his irons have the Project X 6.5 shafts.

The balance of Vegas’ bag, which he takes to New Jersey this week since the Canadian Open victory earned him a spot in the field for the PGA Championship at Baltusrol plus entre into the Master’s in April:  

Fairway wood: Nike Vapor Speed 15-degree 3-wood & 19-degree 5-wood both with Fujikura Motore Speeder VC 8.2X shafts

Wedges: Nike Engage 54-degree (toe sweep model) & 58-degree (square sole model) with True Temper Dynamic Gold X100 Tour Issue shafts

Ball: Nike RZN Tour Platinum

How dominant is dominant?

This week at the RBC Canadian is a great example of where TaylorMade Golf and Titleist are in the minds of those play-for-pay professionals on Tour. In the 156 man field, 58 teed it up with a TaylorMade M1 or M2 driver and 108 used either a Titleist Pro V1 or Pro V1x.