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Dougherty signs with UK brand Lynx

Nick Dougherty has signed a new endorsement deal with fast-growing British equipment brand Lynx as he looks to get his career back on track.

Merseyside man Dougherty turned professional in 2001 after playing the Great Britain & Ireland Walker Cup team that memorably won at Ocean Forest that year. After a slightly slow start to his professional career, he then racked up three European Tour wins between 2005 and 2009 – the Caltex Masters, the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship and the BMW International Open – and finished in a tie for seventh in the 2007 US Open Championship, his best major finish to date.

His career has somewhat stalled since he recorded the most recent of those three victories but he is confident that, with new clubs in his bag, he can force his way back into the world’s top 50.

“I love that Lynx is a family-owned business and that the people behind it are so passionate and driven to make it succeed,” said 33-year-old Dougherty. “This very much falls in line with how I have always pursued my career. Passion, creativity, ambition and hard work are traits that we both adhere to and why it is such a pleasure to me to become part of such a great company.”

Lynx CEO Steve Elford added: “It’s a synergistic fit, not just because of Nick’s success in golf and broadcasting, but because of his fresh and invigorating approach to golf, which is what the sport needs more than ever.”

Dougherty joins Paul Eales, Lydia Hall and Laura Davies in the Lynx stable.

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