Nike Golf today announced the signing of collegiate standout Kevin Tway. The 22-year-old from Edmond, Oklahoma, has signed a multi-year agreement and will represent Nike Golf in clubs, ball, footwear, glove, bag, apparel, headwear and accessories.
Tway, who is the son of eight-time PGA Tour winner Bob Tway – also a Nike athlete, tweeted about the signing after his visit to the Nike Oven to be fit for his new Nike Golf clubs.
“Joined the Nike Golf family,” Tway tweeted. “I love what Nike stands for and I am honored to represent the Swoosh.”
Finding success at a young age, Tway won the 2005 Junior Amateur and advanced to the semifinals the following year. He also was a first team American Junior Golf Association All-American in 2006 and was a second team pick in 2005. Tway’s success continued while playing for Oklahoma State University. During his 2009-2010 season he was named second-team All-American by the GCAA and Golfweek magazine. He was also a first-team All-Big 12 pick and All-Central Region selection. He had six top 10s in 13 starts during that season and earned his third career victory at the Puerto Rico Classic with a 17-under par. Tway was also a semifinalist for the Ben Hogan Award.
“Kevin is an extremely talented young player. We are excited to add him to our strong roster of Nike athletes,” said Mark Thaxton, Global Director of Sports Marketing for Nike Golf. “We have a relationship with his father Bob Tway and are thrilled to have this father/son duo as part of the Nike Golf family.”
Tway made his third professional debut on the PGA Tour at last week’s RBC Canadian Open. His first tournament as a professional was at the 2011 Travelers Championship where his father caddied for him.