PING signs English standout Hatton to multi-year agreement
Story published at 12:47, Tuesday, November 22nd, 2016
PING announce the signing of English professional and 2016 Alfred Dunhill Links Championship winner Tyrrell Hatton to a multi-year agreement.
The 25-year-old finished runner up at the just-completed DP World Tour Championship in Dubai and has amassed nine top-10 finishes on the European Tour this year, including a tie for fifth at the Open Championship and a tie for 10th at the US PGA Championship.
“Tyrrell has had an outstanding year and we’re delighted he’ll be representing PING going forward,” said PING Chairman & CEO John A. Solheim. “We’ve watched him very closely since he joined the European Tour two years ago and we’ve been impressed with every aspect of his game. He had two top 10 finishes in major championships this year, which says a great deal about his ability to compete against the best players. He’s a great addition to our global tour staff and we look forward to supporting him as he continues his rise in the game.”
En route to his maiden European Tour title at the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship in October, Hatton set a course record equalling 10-under round of 62 at the St. Andrews Old Course using a PING Vault Oslo putter for the first time. He also relied on a PING G driver and i irons.
Hatton’s stellar 2016 season saw him finish 4th on the European Tour’s Race to Dubai and rise to 24th in the Official World Golf Rankings, an accomplishment which will see him make his Masters debut next year.
“I’m delighted to be officially representing the PING brand. I’ve chosen to play their equipment in the past, and I’m excited to become part of the PING family,” said Hatton.
“I won my first European Tour event this year after putting a PING putter in my bag for the first time. With PING clubs, I believe I have the finest tools available to perform at the highest level. Each club is precisely built to my specifications which gives me great confidence on every shot.”
As part of a multi-year agreement, Hatton will wear a PING hat, use a PING staff bag and play a minimum of 11 PING clubs, including a PING driver and PING putter.
Financial terms and the length of the agreement were not disclosed.