Francesco Molinari is British Open champion in 2018. A lot of golf fans who followed Francesco Molinari’s performance at Carnoustie found something strange on his turf. In particular, although his golf clothes still carry the Nike logo, but none of the clubs have this element.
For golfers, equipping themselves with a standard set of golf clubs is extremely needed and important. It directly affects the golfing process as well as the results of training and competition. .
Golf-club is an integral part of this sport. When Nike Golf decided not to sell the golf-club two years ago, it only focused on selling fashion and shoes. This means that Nike-sponsored golfers like Molinari, Brooks Koepka and Patrick Reed are allowed to search for other golf-clubs for using in tournaments. Francesco Molinari started saying about the Nike Golf brand.
After his victory at the British Open, Molinari continued his journey to win the big and small titles. Then, he was interviewed about the process of finding suitable golf-clubs before the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational tournament began.
“When Nike stopped making golf equipment, I considered this an opportunity to try out more brands. Then I can find the best fit. This is not an easy task, especially for people who have been sticking for 12 years on Nike. I do not know much about other brands of instruments, which makes me to take longer to experiment.” Francesco Molinari said that.
When asked about whether he felt free to play any golf-clubs, he shared that he was interested in being chosen by Nike to be more suitable for him. He reminded that: “To be honest, it made me realize how much support I got from Nike as well as the designers of the golf-club.” It can be seen that finding a set of golf-club is not easy, even for professional golfers.