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Casey to use Nike Vapor Fly driver at Tour Championship

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Paul Casey will use Nike’s new Vapor Fly driver this week at the Tour Championship, the golfer told GolfWRX.

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Nike’s new Vapor Fly driver keeps Nike’s Volt accent color, and pairs it with a new blue body and crown.

Casey first tested the driver, which was added to the USGA’s List of Conforming Drivers this week, on Tuesday at East Lake, site of the Tour Championship. Casey said he did not expect to put the new driver in play this week, but changed his mind after his Tuesday’s practice round. Our photos show him practicing with the driver at East Lake on Wednesday, and he will be the first golfer to use the new club in competition.

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Casey’s Nike Vapor Fly driver (right) alongside his Vapor Speed driver.

Casey told GolfWRX that he likes the Vapor Fly because it launches higher than the Nike Vapor Speed driver he used throughout the 2015 season, and has a flatter trajectory at the apex of his ball flight that creates more carry distance and roll out.

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Nike’s Vapor Fly driver has a blue crown.

Related: See all the clubs Casey has in the bag. 

Casey will play the Vapor Fly at the same 10.5-degree loft and neutral as his previous driver, with the same Mitsubishi Rayon Diamana White Board 73X shaft. He also has a new putter in the bag this week.

Casey’s chances this week

At No. 22 in the FedExCup Standings, Casey has a slim chance of winning the PGA Tour’s FedExCup. To claim the $10 million bonus, the golfer would need the following seven things to happen, according to PGATour.com:

  1. Win the TOUR Championship
  2. No. 1 must finish in a 3-way tie for 13th or worse
  3. No. 2 must finish T5 or worse
  4. No. 3 must finish in a 3-way tie for third or worse
  5. No. 4 must finish T3 or worse
  6. No. 5 must finish in a 3-way tie for second or worse
  7. No. 6 must finish T2 or worse

See what GolfWRX Members are saying about Nike’s Vapor Fly driver in our forum. 

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  1. James G

    Nov 6, 2015 at 12:29 pm

    McIlroy was just gaming one that was painted the same as this but not sure if it is the same model.

  2. pj

    Sep 30, 2015 at 9:32 am

    The color was a great choice for recognition and sales. Taylormade had a surge in driver sales once everyone on tv saw that non-staffers were playing their white headed drivers. Nike is doing the same thing with their choices of color schemes. The majority of the golfing public doesn’t view this site to see what the pros are playing. All there is for the majority of the golfing public is seeing: colorful drivers; names on bags and headcovers; and close-ups of putters.

  3. Devin Debay

    Sep 25, 2015 at 2:42 pm

    I love the look of this new driver!! I’m a Nike staffer myself, and I love everything Nike does, such an innovative company!! Wow what nice colours too!

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  5. Golfraven

    Sep 25, 2015 at 8:52 am

    lets be honest Casey will not win the pot with this new driver or putter..

  6. Golfraven

    Sep 25, 2015 at 8:50 am

    Make it black & white and you may have couple of buyers. But hey boys on the tour like it although they don’t have to pay for it and in return receive big bugs $. Happy buying gents.

  7. Sodapoppin

    Sep 24, 2015 at 2:43 am

    WTF? Stupid ugly colors.

    • Yeah

      Sep 24, 2015 at 3:44 am

      Yeah, I agree so much :/

    • Jon

      Sep 24, 2015 at 12:37 pm

      So why couldn’t a guy, or a gal for that matter, paint it a different color?

  8. Joe

    Sep 23, 2015 at 10:55 pm

    LOVE.THIS.COLOR.COMBO. Glad the face is silver and the bottom has chrome

  9. mo

    Sep 23, 2015 at 7:46 pm

    Just not a fan of pastel colored drivers. I like the tech behind it but wow that color is hideous.

  10. Cb

    Sep 23, 2015 at 5:16 pm

    No Nike not blue!!! I was so happy when they went back to the classic black but I should have known they were going to go back to color again

  11. billm311

    Sep 23, 2015 at 4:30 pm

    Looks like it may have some weight saving material in the crown, lower the CG a bit from the Vapor line…

  12. Gorden

    Sep 23, 2015 at 3:31 pm

    Casey is a pro, with fitting experts working with him and every little twist and adjustment available to him it is a safe bet they can fit any driver to him….the only real veritable is between his ears as with any new equipment the mind will make the final decision if it is the right club or not.

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Zozo Championship Tour Truck Report: Phil’s new driver and 2-wood, Tiger testing a new 3-wood

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Slower week than most at Sherwood but still a couple of nuggets—and who doesn’t love a Tiger/Phil equipment update?

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Phil Mickelson: After his (two drivers in the bag) win on the PGA Tour Champions, Lefty went full gearhead and continued to test not only the new Apex MB ’21 irons (6-PW) but also put a 47.5-inch Callaway Mavrik Sub Zero in the bag. The (low-lofted) 9-degree head, set now at 8 degrees (swing weight at D7) will be equipped with either a Project X HZURDUS Smoke Green 60 6.5 or a KBS TD 60G C5 TX.

In addition, Phil is bringing back the 2-wood having put a 43.5-inch, 12.5-degree “old school” X Hot 3 Deep. The idea with both is distance gain (non-shocker) for example on Tour there are a number of bunkers, forced carries at the 300+ clip and to be able to fly by those on command is a huge advantage. Dispersion will suffer a bit in this scenario, but that’s what the 2-wood is for. The new driver set up got Phil about 8 mph of additional ball speed and on avg a 310 carry. The 2 wood is to fill the larger gap created by the driver—this new fairway metal gives Phil about 280-285 carry.

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Tony Finau: Ping G425 LST (9 @7.5 Big-) with Diamana D+ 70TX tipped 1.5

Andrew Landry: Ping G425 LST (9 @8.75, flat) with Fujikura Ventus Blue 6X (46 Inches)

Joaquin Niemann: New Ping G425 7-wood (20.5 @20) in the bag with Graphite Design Tour AD DI 8X (20.5, 40.5 inches).

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Slow week, no major updates to report beyond Aaron Dill making 9,000 wedges for the players in early Augusta prep…

TaylorMade

Tiger Woods is testing a SIM Ti 3-wood with a Mitsubishi Chemical Diamana D+ 70 TX shaft. The 15-degree 3-wood is set at 14.25 and is on the upright setting. (42.5, D4, Golf Pride BCT 58R). Won’t know if it goes in play until tomorrow tee off…

 

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Tiger Woods WITB 2020 Zozo Championship (new 3-wood?)

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  • We spotted Woods with a TaylorMade SIM 3-wood in his bag, along with the TaylorMade M5 he’s had in play for more than two years. We’re told it will be a game-time decision as to which one he puts in play.

Driver: TaylorMade SIM (9 degrees)
Shaft: Mitsubishi Diamana D+ Limited 60 TX

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3-wood: TaylorMade M5 (15  @14.25 degrees)
Shaft: Mitsubishi Diamana D+ Limited 70 TX

3-wood: TaylorMade SIM Titanium (15 degrees)
Shaft: Mitsubishi Diamana D+ Limited 70 TX

5-wood: TaylorMade M3 (19 @18.25 degrees)
Shaft: Mitsubishi Diamana D+ Limited 80 TX

Irons: TaylorMade P7TW (3-PW)
Shaft: True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue X100

Wedges: TaylorMade MG2 TW/MT Grind (56-12, 60-11)
Shafts: True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue S400

Putter: Scotty Cameron GSS Newport 2
Grip: Lamkin Deep-Etched cord

Grips: Golf Pride Tour Velvet Cord 58R

Ball: Bridgestone Tour B XS

 

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GolfWRX Classifieds (10/21/20): Cameron cover, Ping Hoofer tour bag, SIM Rocket 3-wood

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At GolfWRX, we love golf equipment plain and simple.

We are a community of like-minded individuals that all experience and express our enjoyment for the game in many ways. It’s that sense of community that drives day-to-day interactions in the forums on topics that range from best driver to what marker you use to mark your ball, it even allows us to share another thing – the equipment itself.

One of the best ways to enjoy equipment is to experiment and whether you are looking to buy-sell-or trade (as the name suggests) you can find almost anything in the GolfWRX BST Forum. From one-off custom Scotty Cameron Circle T putters, to iron sets, wedges, and barely hit drivers, you can find it all in our constantly updated marketplace.

These are some of the latest cool finds from the GolfWRX BST, and if you are curious about the rules to participate in the BST Forum you can check them out here: GolfWRX BST Rules

Member Tourseeking – Rare Cameron Maiden America cover

There are rare, and then there are really rare covers and this falls squarely in the really rare category. It’s priced according but would make a great addition to any collection.

To see the full listing and additional pictures check out the link here: Rare Cameron cover

Member slalomdude – Ping Hoofer Tour bag

Were used to seeing rare and hard to find, but it’s not often Ping releases something that captures attention like this. The bag is new with tags and is being offered at a great deal!

To see the full listing and additional pictures check out the link here: Hoofer Tour 

Member awtryau89 – TaylorMade SIM Rocket 3-wood

This is truly one of the fastest little “rocket ship” fairway woods on the market, and this is your chance to get your hands on one for a great deal with a Graphite Design BB.

To see the full listing and additional pictures check out the link here: Rocket 3 wood 

Remember that you can always browse the GolfWRX Classifieds any time here in our forums: GolfWRX Classifieds

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