Nike Golf is adding more of its RZN technology to its next generation 20XI golf balls that will be available Feb. 1. RZN technology, according to Nike Golf, results in a lighter, faster and more responsive core that is engineered to produce longer distance and more controlled shots.
Most Nike Golf staff players – except Tiger Woods – played the 20XI ball this past season. Woods, who has played the Nike One Tour D ball, has been working with the 2013 version of the 20XI ball the past several months. It would be a big feather in Nike Golfs cap is Woods and Rory McIlroy each play the 20XI ball next year. McIlroy, the world’s No. 1 ranked player and 2012 PGA Tour Player of the Year, is expected to sign a deal with Nike Golf that could play him as much as $25 million a year for 10 years beginning in 2013.
With more RZN material added to the core and mantle of the golf ball, Nike Golf says it has created an even faster “engine” for better performance.
This larger, softer RZN core, according to Nike Golf, improves feel off all shots while maintaining driver distance. Nike Golf says the added RZN mantel produces longer shots off irons while providing a softer short game feel.
The next-generation 20X1 golf balls will have a shelf price of $45.99 per dozen.