Nike Golf adds Frenchman Romain Wattel to their rosterJanuary 16, 2015 Golf News
The 24-year-old Frenchman signs exclusively with Nike Golf
Nike Golf have announced the signing of Romain Wattel, with the Frenchman set to making his debut for the manufacturer at this weeks Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championships, which began yesterday.
Wattel enjoyed an impressive 2014 season, finishing in 28th-place in the Race to Dubai, a career best for the 24-year-old.
He recorded eight top-10 finishes during the campaign, including a T3 placing at the prestigious Dubai Desert Classic and a T6 at the BMW Masters, the opening event of the Final Series.
‘I’m delighted to be taking the next step in my career with such an iconic brand as Nike,’ said Wattel.
‘I’ve enjoyed working with the Nike Golf engineers and testing the equipment, and I just can’t wait to get started this week in Abu Dhabi. The innovations behind the new Vapor range are incredible, and I’m confident that the equipment can help to take my game to the next level.”
I’m delighted to be taking the next step in my career with such an iconic brand as Nike
As a 19-year-old, Wattel rose to prominence, becaming only the fifth amateur to win on the Challenge Tour by sealing victory at the 2010 ALLIANZ European Strasbourg-Golf de la Wantzenau by three shots.
Before turning pro, Wattel helped France to win the 2010 Eisenhower Trophy team event in Buenos Aries, and won his place on the European Tour by finishing ninth at the 2010 Qualifying School.
‘We have long been impressed by Romain’s talent, his work rate and devotion to improvement and are therefore delighted he has chosen to join our roster of Tour staff,’ said Robin Murray, Nike Golf EMEA Director of Sports Marketing.
Wattel will be playing with the new Vapor Speed driver, as well as the Vapor Pro and Pro Combo irons, and the RZN Black golf ball this week, and the new Vapor range of woods and irons is available in Europe from Jan 31st 2015.
Wattel’s Nike Arsenal:
Driver: Vapor Speed 10.5°N
Fairways: Vapor Speed 15° & 19°
Irons: Vapor Pro Combo 3-4, Vapor Pro 5-PW
Wedges: VR forged 52°, 58°
Putter: Method 004
Ball: RZN Black
Apparel: Tour Performance
Footwear: FI Impact