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October 18, 2010

Wilson Staff Advisory Member Padraig Harrington Wins Iskandar Johor Open

Wilson Staff Advisory Member Padraig Harrington earned a three-shot victory to capture the Asian Tour’s Iskandar Johor Open at Horizon Hills Golf and Country Club in JOHOR BAHRU, Malaysia. The win comes on the heels of Paddy’s two-point contribution as a member of Team Europe in the 2010 Ryder Cup.

Harrington, who earned his first win since the 2008 PGA Championship, took a five-stroke lead into the final round of the event and tightened his grip with three straight birdies beginning at No. 2. It was the Irishman's third Asian Tour title after wins at the 2003 BMW Asian Open and the 2004 Omega Hong Kong Open.

In his winning bag, Harrington carried the FG Tour irons (5-PW), new DXi 19 and 22-degree hybrids, Wilson Staff 5-wood, and the new 54 and 60-degree FG Tour wedges.

"We are happy to see Padraig back in the winner’s circle," said Tim Clarke, general manager, Wilson Golf. "He is an absolute perfectionist about his play, including his equipment. So to see him put all of those elements into place for a victory is very exciting. We're expecting that this will be the start of another great run for one of the world’s best players."

“Certainly the game is good enough to win,” said Harrington after the win. “I’ve just got to make sure that I get out of my own way and let it happen.”

Harrington, a Wilson Staff professional since 1998, is instrumental in the development of all new Wilson Staff irons, woods, wedges and putters. For information on these or any other Wilson Golf equipment, please log onto www.wilsonstaff.com .

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 irons, 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 Co., one of the world's leading manufacturers of sports equipment by Amer Sports. Consumers can log onto wilsonstaff.com or call 1-800-622-0444 for more information.

 

Editor’s note

Press materials, including Wilson Staff logos or high-resolution images of Padraig Harrington and Wilson Staff premium golf equipment, are available upon request.

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Contacts:

B.R. Koehnemann

847.291.6740, br.koehnemann@kemperlesnik.com

 

 

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