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Puma signs Alvaro Quiros to apparel endorsement deal

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Puma has signed European Tour player Alvaro Quiros to a contract that will have him wearing the company’s apparel and accessories, joining Rickie Fowler, Graham DeLaet, Lexi Thompson and Jonas Blixt as the company’s main endorsers.

[quote_box_center]“Alvaro is a perfect fit for Puma Golf,” said Bob Philion, President and CEO of Cobra-Puma Golf. “He has a unique style and brings swagger and talent to the course, making him a perfect representation of the Puma Golf brand.”[/quote_box_center]

The long-hitting Spaniard has won six European Tour events, with his last win coming at the 2011 Dubai World Championship. His best finish in a major came at the 2010 Open Championship, where he finished T11.

[quote_box_center]“Puma Golf is a great fit for me, and I’m excited to be part of the team,” Quiros said. “They have fashionable apparel that fits my style and allows me to still perform my best on course. I look forward to representing Puma Golf on Tour in 2016 and beyond.”[/quote_box_center]

Quiros is visiting Puma’s worldwide headquarters in Germany this week prior to playing the Porsche European Open. He is currently signed to an endorsement contract to play Callaway golf clubs.

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  1. jimmy cracked corn

    Sep 24, 2015 at 8:02 am

    He won’t move the needle on sales one bit…complete waste of cash.

  2. SB

    Sep 23, 2015 at 2:29 pm

    He was wearing puma shoes and possibly clothes as well since couples of months. I thought he was already under sponsorship.

  3. Iain_D

    Sep 23, 2015 at 5:01 am

    Having been to a few tournaments and watched most of the top players in the world I can say Quiros comes across as one of the nicest, genuine, charismatic guys out there. I watched someone thank him for an autograph and he was like no thank you, if it wasn’t for you guys we wouldn’t be here. He couldn’t spend enough time speaking to folks, taking pictures and signing stuff and looked happy to do it, not because he felt obliged to do it. Just a shame his game hasn’t been as good as it could be recently.

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Photos from the 2021 Palmetto Championship at Congaree

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GolfWRX is live from Congaree Golf Club for the Palmetto Championship. This one-time replacement for the RBC Canadian Open is the third PGA Tour event contested in South Carolina this season.

Palmetto State native Dustin Johnson headlines the field (and has been doing plenty of putter testing). Brooks Koepka and Jason Dufner will be teeing it up as well. John Pak and Davis Thompson will both be making their professional debuts.

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John Pak, college golf’s top player, signs with TaylorMade

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Editor’s note: We filed this piece for PGATour.com’s Equipment Report.

With a buddy on the bag and fresh off receiving the Jack Nicklaus Award in Columbus, Ohio, on Sunday, celebrated amateur and Florida State standout John Pak is making his professional debut at this week’s Palmetto Championship at Congaree — and he’ll do so as a TaylorMade staffer, the company announced today.

College golf’s top player, Pak has played TaylorMade gear and a Titleist ball since his amateur days. And as we found out from Ryan Ressa, TaylorMade’s player development manager, who has worked with Pak since he was in his early teens, it’s not surprising Pak will continue with the same bag setup and ball combination as he joins the professional ranks.

The Scotch Plains, New Jersey, native is an “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” kind of guy when it comes to his equipment, which is a trait Ressa sees among many of the game’s best. (Another TaylorMade staffer Tiger Woods, for one, comes to mind).

Ressa and TaylorMade have had a relationship with Pak for nearly a decade, and it’s Ressa’s job to not only make sure Pak is in the right equipment for his game but is also navigating the matrix of amateur competitions, college, and the decision to turn pro successfully.

According to Ressa, Pak, and other junior standouts, need new equipment, or at least a fitting, roughly every six months as their bodies and swings change.

Even so, while he’s transitioned into new fairway wood models as they’ve become available, the DNA of Pak’s bag has stayed largely the same.

“Jon is a very simple guy when it comes to equipment, and he doesn’t do a lot of tinkering outside of driver shafts,” Ressa said. “Deep down, he’s a great competitor. He just loves to compete and is focused on getting the ball in the hole. He’s stayed really, really consistent with the look of his irons, the loft of his wedges, and his bag setup. He’s been easy to work with and only needs one or two visits per year to get squared away.”

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GolfWRX is live at Jack’s place for the 2021 Memorial Tournament. As always, a strong field has turned up to take on the Golden Bear’s track.

Past winner Bryson DeChambeau as well as Justin Thomas, Rory McIlroy, Patrick Cantlay, Jon Rahm, and Jason Dufner will all tee it up this week.

We have a buffet of general galleries for your viewing pleasure and a number of special galleries that include some very cool new putter covers and a custom Hideki Matsuyama flatstick.

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