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January 4, 2011

Wilson Golf Signs Kevin Streelman as Wilson Staff Advisory Member

Wilson Golf, the Chicago-based company with more Major victories (61) than any other golf club manufacturer, today announced that it has reached an agreement with Chicago native, Kevin Streelman, as its newest Wilson Staff Advisory Member. The multi-year deal was finalized shortly after Wilson Golf announced that PGA TOUR rising star Ricky Barnes had re-signed with the company. Streelman will also join three-time Major winner Padraig Harrington, a Wilson Staff Advisory Member since 1998, as well as Major winner Paul Lawrie and Europe’s young star, Steve Webster from the European PGA TOUR.

“Wilson Golf is excited to welcome Kevin Streelman to the Wilson Golf team,” said Tim Clarke, general manager of Wilson Golf. “Kevin is truly entering the prime of his career and we are excited to be a part of that process. We couldn’t be more proud to have a native-Chicagoan representing our Chicago-based brand on the PGA TOUR.”

Streelman will play the Wilson Staff FG Tour irons and the Wilson Staff FG Tour wedges in all tournament play, as well as carry the distinctive red and white Wilson Staff bag and wear Wilson Staff headwear through the 2012 season.

“You can’t say enough about the history of Wilson Golf and what the company has meant to the game,” said Streelman. “I look forward to great success in the future while playing the Wilson Staff FG Tour irons and am proud to represent a Chicago-based company with such a great legacy.”

Streelman ranked 24th on TOUR with five top-ten finishes and finished 25th in the 2010 FedEx Cup standings. Notable PGA TOUR finishes include a T3 at The Barclays at Ridgewood Country Club where he shot a tournament-low 63, a T7 at the Arnold Palmer Invitational at Bay Hill and a T9 at the year-ending TOUR Championship at East Lake Country Club in Atlanta, Ga. His recent success in 2010 has qualified him for the upcoming 2011 Masters, 2011 U.S. Open and 2011 British Open.

About Wilson Golf
For nearly a century, Wilson Golf has designed, manufactured and distributed premium and recreational golf equipment throughout the world. Since 1914, Wilson Staff irons have won 61 Major championships, more than any other iron manufacturer in history. Wilson Staff's D-FY combo set, FG Tour irons, Conform glove and the distance D:25 golf ball were honored with Golf Digest's Hot List awards in 2010. Wilson Staff, Profile, ProStaff and Hope consumer brands continue that tradition today by delivering the highest quality golf equipment to all golfers to enhance performance on the course and overall enjoyment of the game.

Wilson Golf is a division of Chicago-based Wilson Sporting Goods, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of sporting equipment by Amer Sports. Visit www.wilsonstaff.com or call 773.714.6400 for more information.

Editor’s note

Press materials, including high-resolution images of Kevin Streelman and Wilson Staff premium golf equipment, are available upon request.

 

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