Dec 12th, 2016
Harrington signs new landmark deal with Wilson Golf
20 years playing their clubs
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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 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.”
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.”