Oakley's Nitties Grabs The Early Lead at The FBR Open


On a crystal clear Scottsdale morning the first round of the rowdy FBR Open kicked off in rare for Oakley Golf. Firing on all cylinders, Oakley’s PGA Tour Rookie, James Nitties teed off in the 9am time slot and after the first six holes James was four under and well on his way to finishing six under. Nitties capped off the strong round with two birdies on the tough 17th and 18th holes.

“Coming off a second round 62 at the Bob Hope Classic, James Nitties charged into the opening round of the FBR Open to capture a six under first round score,” said Oakley Golf Sports Marketing Manager, Al Janc. “We are very proud to see James starting his rookie PGA season in Oakley eyewear, apparel and footwear in such strong fashion.”

Nitties is wearing Fall 2008 apparel and Spring 2009 footwear, as well as a custom pair of silver Radars with a slate lens. Yesterday, James wore the Back Spin Polo and Big Dog Pant.

Look for James to continue his hot streak in the afternoon tee time slot. Also doing well in the field was Oakley’s Charlie Hoffman, just one shot off the lead with a five under. And only two behind Charlie is Oakley’s other apparel golfer, Parker McLachlin with a sold three under score.

Click here to watch an interview the PGA Tour Network did with James after his amazing first round, where Nitties talks about his first round score, girls, clubbing, and playing the infamous 16th hole.


Matt Murray


January 30, 2009

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