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January 29, 2014

Tour Stars Celebrate Wilson Staff Centenary with Retro Bags

CHICAGO - January 30, 2014 - Tour stars including Padraig Harrington, Kevin Streelman and Ricky Barnes are set to unveil the new Wilson Staff Centennial Pro Tour bag to mark 100 years of outstanding Wilson Golf innovation - a period that has heralded an unrivalled number of Major victories with the company's irons (61) and wedges (82).

The iconic red and white tour bag - which features the vintage Wilson Staff shield and retro branding - will be put into play this week by brand ambassadors on both the PGA and European Tours. Harrington, Streelman and Barnes will first showcase the special bag at the Waste Management Phoenix Open, while Paul Lawrie, Anthony Wall and newly-signed Marcel Siem will do the same at the Dubai Desert Classic.

"It's an honor for me to represent the iron brand with more Majors, but it's also an inspiration for me to add to the total Major wins," said Streelman, who last year used his Wilson Staff FG Tour V2 irons and FG Tour TC wedges to champion the Tampa Bay Championship and finish runner-up in the prestigious Players' Championship.

Wilson Staff's tour stars will follow in the footsteps of Major-winning legends of the game like Gene Sarazen and Sam Snead, who used variations of the famous red bag in the past and served as long-standing advisory staff members.

"Wilson Golf has helped shape the game of golf with ground-breaking products endorsed by some of the sport's greatest players," said Tim Clarke, General Manager for Wilson Golf. "Our star players of 2014 are now looking forward to showing off the new Centennial bags on tour and commemorating 100 years of heritage and innovation."

The vintage logos and retro designs will also characterize several exciting Wilson Staff products available for golfers to buy in the coming months. The DUO - one of the nation's fastest selling golf balls last year and still the lowest compression option on the market - will come in a special retro pack with six individually gold-foil wrapped balls inside, designed to resemble the classic style from the 1950s.

Also featuring the special centenary branding will be Wilson Staff's neXus carry bag - which has proven extremely popular since its launch in October last year - as well as a range of headwear, headcovers, a towel and umbrella.

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