Wilson Golf retains Harrington, Siem & Wall
Story published at 9:20, Tuesday, January 12th, 2016
Eighteen years since he first signed with the brand, three-time Major champion Padraig Harrington has again pledged his allegiance to Wilson Golf in a deal that will see him continue to play Wilson Staff clubs on a global stage.
The evergreen Irishman, who won on the PGA Tour last year and finished T6 as the leading European at the Hyundai Tournament of Champions in Hawaii last weekend, will be joined in using Wilson Staff equipment at leading tournaments by Marcel Siem from Germany and Englishman Anthony Wall. These three widely-respected players have spent a total of 32 years playing with Wilson Staff clubs and amassed 30 Tour victories between them in the process. They feature in a 2016 Wilson Staff Advisory group that also includes Troy Merritt, Kevin Streelman and Brendan Steele.
In winning three Majors in 13 months with Wilson Staff clubs, Harrington became the first European player to win back-to-back Open Championships and the first to defend his title since James Braid in 1906. Wall has been a Wilson Staff player since 2004 and returned to form last year with a strong performance at The Open, while Marcel won the BMW Masters in China and enjoyed his best season on Tour after signing with the brand in 2014.
Harrington will continue to play with the Wilson Staff FG Tour irons that helped him last February to win his second Honda Classic title in a decade. Alongside them in his Wilson Staff Pro Tour bag are FG Tour wedges, the latest hybrids and the Infinite South Side putter. The Wilson Staff brand logo also features prominently on his headwear. Both Wall and Siem play the same irons, hybrids and wedges and wear similar headwear branding.
“My association with Wilson Staff clubs is one of the longest and most successful in the game and I’m delighted to see it continue,” said Padraig. “I can always rely on Wilson Staff clubs when I get into contention and the support I get out on the Tour is second to none.”
In his role as a Wilson Staff Advisory Member, Harrington will continue to play a part in developing new clubs for the brand that has delivered an unrivalled number of Major wins with its irons (61) and wedges (82).
Commenting on the retention of the three European stars for the 2016 season, Doug Wright, Global Commercial Director of Wilson Golf said: “Padraig, Marcel and Anthony are genuine brand ambassadors who contribute a great deal both on and off the course to the progress of the Wilson Staff equipment on offer to golfers of all abilities.”
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