Staff player: Harrington will continue to play Wilson Staff irons, wegdes and the new D-100 hybrids
Three-time Major champion Padraig Harrington has re-signed with Wilson Golf in a multi-year deal that will see him continue to play Wilson Staff clubs on both PGA and European Tours from January 2013.
Padraig first signed with Wilson Golf back in 1998 and went on to win three majors in 13 months, including back-to-back Open Championships in 2007 and 2008. During his 15 years playing with Wilson Staff, he has amassed more than €22 million in prize money (£18m) and won 26 tournaments worldwide.
The popular Irishman will continue to play with the Wilson Staff FG Tour V2 irons that helped him shoot his lowest round as a professional (61) at this year’s Transitions Championship and also claim the PGA Grand Slam of Golf in October.
Building on impressive showings at this year’s Masters (T8) and US Open (T4), Padraig will be using the new FG Tour TC wedges featuring Traction Control technology and the new D-100 hybrids in his Pro Tour bag, whilst continuing to feature the Wilson Staff logo on his headwear.
“I’m delighted to have renewed my relationship with Wilson Golf and for us to continue our long association,” said Harrington. “I can always rely on Wilson Staff clubs when it really matters and the support I get out on the tour is second to none.
“I love the feel and control I get from the FG Tour V2 irons and I’m sure they will continue to serve me well on tour next year,” added Padraig, who first used a Gene Sarazen 5-iron from Wilson Staff when he was just five years of age.
“We’re thrilled that Padraig has re-signed with us and continues this long relationship with the brand that has won more majors with its irons than any other,” said Tim Clarke, general manager of Wilson Golf. “Padraig is a great ambassador for Wilson Golf and the game itself and we look forward to working with him to deliver more success in the coming years.”
Harrington will also continue in his role as a Wilson Staff Advisory Member, helping with the development of clubs for the brand that has delivered an unrivalled number of Major wins with its irons (61) and wedges (82).
For more information on Padraig Harrington’s Wilson Staff clubs, go to www.wilson-staff.com.
Originally published on bunkered on December 12, 2012.