ECCO Golf Extends Contract with International Golfing Tour Legend Colin Montgomerie
April 15, 2007 (PRLEAP.COM) Sports NewsOxford, UK – ECCO announces the extension of its association with International Golf legend, Colin Montgomerie. Under terms of this multi-year agreement, Montgomerie will wear ECCO World Class Collection golf shoes exclusively during all on-course activities and appear at ECCO functions. The 43-year-old Scotsman will also display the ECCO logo on the sleeve of his golf shirt. For more information and to see the range of Golf shoes being endorsed by Colin, please visit: www.eccogolf.co.uk
Golf shoe key to on-course comfort
“I’m thrilled to continue my association with one of the world’s most respected shoe companies,” says Montgomerie. “On-course comfort is a key component of playing your best and I’ve never been more comfortable than when I’m wearing ECCO golf shoes.”
Currently No. 17 on the Official World Golf Rankings, Montgomerie is one of the most successful players in European Tour history. He has registered more than 40 professional wins on five continents, most recently capturing the 2006 UBS Hong Kong Open. Montgomerie made his eighth straight Ryder Cup appearance this year, where his stellar play helped the European team achieve its third consecutive victory.
“We’re very proud to continue our relationship with Colin, who remains one of the world’s elite players,” says Jesper Thuen, Sponsor and Event Manager, ECCO Golf. “Having a player of his stature speaks directly to the performance advantages of ECCO golf shoes.”
In addition to Montgomerie, ECCO golf shoes are worn in competition by International Tour stars Fred Couples, Thomas Bjorn, Aaron Baddeley, Thongchai Jaidee, John Bickerton, Iben Tinning, Juli Inkster, Sophie Gustafson, Meena Lee, Candie Kung, Cecilia Ekelundh and Anna Rawson, among others. ECCO is the official footwear sponsor of the Ladies European Tour and the 2007 European Solheim Cup team.