Harrington signs new deal with Wilson Golf
Story published at 9:49, Monday, December 12th, 2016
The revitalised Padraig Harrington has signed a new multi-year deal with Wilson Golf that will see him reach a milestone of 20 consecutive seasons playing Wilson Staff clubs on Tours around the world.
The new agreement follows impressive recent form for the three-time Major champion, culminating in his first European Tour victory in eight years at the recent Portugal Masters, where he won playing with the new FG Tour V6 irons that he put into his bag for the first time that week.
“My association with Wilson Golf is currently one of the longest in the sport and I’m proud to be renewing our agreement for more years to come,” said the popular Irishman. “The new V6 irons are exceptional and I’d encourage all amateur players to try out the latest Wilson Staff clubs, as they can help golfers of all abilities to improve their games,” he added.
Padraig first signed to play Wilson Staff clubs in 1998 and went on to help the brand achieve more Major victories with its irons than any other (61), with back-to-back Open Championships in 2007 and 2008 and another victory at the US PGA Championship in 2008.
In recent years, he secured the 2010 Johor Open, finished fourth at the 2012 US Open, won the prestigious PGA Grand Slam of Golf title against three other Major champions later that year and in 2014 was victorious at the Indonesian Open. In 2015, he won on the PGA Tour for the first time in seven years with victory at the Honda Classic and earlier this year represented Ireland at the Olympic Games in Rio, before acting as a Vice Captain of the European Team in the Ryder Cup matches at Hazeltine.
“We are thrilled to have Padraig sign a new agreement for him to keep playing Wilson Staff clubs and continue to represent our brand around the world with such passion,” said Tim Clark, President of Wilson Golf.
“He’s a valued member of our Wilson Advisory Staff and contributes a great deal to the development of clubs across the range,” he added.
Since joining up with the Wilson Staff brand, Padraig has won no fewer than 29 professional tournaments worldwide and amassed more than
$40 million in prize money. As well as his three Major championships, eleven of those titles have been won on the European Tour and three on the PGA Tour.
In addition to the new FG Tour V6 irons, Padraig’s Wilson Staff Tour bag features the latest FG Tour PMP wedges with maximum volume HM grooves; a 19° D-100 hybrid; an FG Tour V4 utility iron; and an Infinite South Side putter that has served him well in recent months. He also carries Wilson Staff branding on his headwear.
Other star players using Wilson Staff clubs this season include Brendan Steele, who won the first event of the 2017 PGA Tour schedule, Kevin Streelman, Troy Merritt, Paul Lawrie, Anthony Wall and Marcel Siem.
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