Aaron Wise Nike Golf | PGA Tour Athlete
Posted at May 21, 2018
We profile Aaron Wise, NCAA amateur champion for 2016 and already making his mark on the PGA Tour wearing Nike Golf clothing.
Aaron Wise | Nike Golf Athlete 2018
The NCAA golf championship has spawned a few notable winners in its distinguished past. Bryson DeChambeau, Thomas Pieters, Kevin Chappell and Jamie Lovemark all came up trumps in the last ten years; adding to the likes of Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson and Jack Nicklaus - whom you may have also heard of. Back in 2016, the name "Aaron Wise" was added to that prestigious list of NCAA Champions - and he's already proving that his game might just be of the same ilk.
— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) May 21, 2018
After an impressive T2 finish at Wells Fargo, Aaron Wise took the victory at the AT&T Byron Nelson Championship this weekend - aged just 21. Despite his youthful age, those were his 25th & 26th PGA Tour starts respectively - while Aaron Wise has also won at nearly every other level of the game in which he's contested in. His track record is impressive; his modesty even more so.
Aaron Wise | Profile
Originally hailing from South Africa before moving to the USA at the age of three, Aaron Wise has undeniable talent and even gave up his last two seasons at the University of Oregon, having won both the individual and team NCAA championship titles this year. Wise earned a spot at the U.S. Open shortly after, while his year improved even further after he notched his first victory on the MacKenzie Tour in Canada in July 2016.
The road to achieving a dream.
— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) May 21, 2018
Fast forward two more years and Wise is already turning heads with his game both on and off the golf course. A popular character who is "Wise Beyond His Years", Aaron Wise showed that he can close out tournaments in the most impressive fashion without really breaking sweat. "It looked like he just finished a Tuesday practice round" some quipped - such was the cool, calm and collected nature of his maiden victory on the Tour.
Yes, he should be used to winning by now - but this was the biggest moment of his career. Surely there had to be some nerves?
Aaron Wise | PGA Tour Events
It didn't take long for Aaron Wise to make his mark on the PGA tour, either. Back in 2016, Wise played the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open thanks to a sponsor's invite and finished an impressive T10. Consequently, this secured another PGA Tour start for the following event in Mexico - the OHL Classic - where he made yet another cut.
— Golfweek Magazine (@GolfweekMag) November 10, 2016
Some of you may not remember this, but he made headlines during the first round in Mexico thanks to a hole in one at the fourth hole. That's impressive by anyone's standards - but Aaron Wise followed that up with an eagle at the very next hole. That, for us, proved that Aaron Wise was a real force to be reckoned with. It all contributed to a blotch-free opening round 65 in Mayakoba, good enough to tie for fifth on day one and raise his profile once more.
Aaron Wise | Nike Golf Clothing
Competing for the Oregon Ducks in the NCAA, it's certainly no surprise that Aaron Wise became an official Nike Golf athlete as soon as he turned professional.
Watching his faultless performance on Sunday and the subsequent interviews in the hours after, it's very easy to forget that Aaron Wise is still only 21 years of age. We see a hugely exciting future for this young talent and can't wait to see him rack up some more PGA Tour wins wearing the Swoosh on his chest.
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