Here's the driver that would supposedly have been released by Nike last year

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Pictures Emerge Of Nike Vapor Strike 2017 Driver

Nike exited the golf hardware market in August 2016 and it has completely shaken up the equipment universe.

Players like Rory McIlroy, Tiger Woods, Brooks Koepka, Tommy Fleetwood, Thorbjorn Olesen, Charl Schwartzel, Tony Finau and more were forced to suddenly look elsewhere for their golf equipment after the announcement.

Related: Nike to stop making golf clubs

We’ve been wondering ‘what if’ Nike stayed in the equipment market and now we may know what they would have come out with in 2017.

An ex-Nike employee Oli Willson posted images of a Nike Vapor Strike driver that was supposedly due to be released in 2017.

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The @nikegolf driver that never was!! This was going to be the 2017 driver until they decided to exit the club & ball market #VaporStrike

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The Vapor Strike driver would have continued on from the Vapor Fly which featured the bright blue coloured crown.

It appears to have an updated compression channel and has gone back to the black crown colour with a red Nike tick and red on the bottom of the club.

So this is the driver that the likes of McIlroy, Woods and Koepka could have been using last season and perhaps this season too.

Screenshot: @oli_willson13

Nike clubs are, of course, still prominent on Tour with some players.

For example, Tommy Fleetwood still uses his Nike VR Pro blade irons and a Vapor Fly fairway wood.

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Brooks Koepka still uses a Nike Vapor Fly 3 iron also, which was in the bag for all three of his major wins.

Another major win of 2018 featuring a Nike club was in Patrick Reed’s Masters triumph where he used his old faithful Nike VR Pro Limited fairway wood.

Reed also went back to his old set of Nike VR Pro irons this year but quickly switched them out for his Callaway irons.

Kyle Stanley is another who still uses Nike clubs, as does Simon Dyson and Pep Angles. Kevin Chappell was also still using a set of Nike irons up until recently.

Let us know your thoughts on the Nike Vapor Strike driver on our social media channels… Would you have tried it out?