Graeme McDowell extends partnership with Ecco Golf
Graeme McDowell will continue to wear Ecco footwear on the PGA and European Tours after signing a multi-year extension to his endorsement agreement.
McDowell will also wear the brand's logo on his headwear, feature in global marketing and advertising campaigns and appear at company functions.
"For a long time on tour I've been wearing the World Class style which is quite traditional and goes with a pair of classic-looking trousers," said McDowell.
"But for casual rounds at Lake Nona or even hanging out at Nona Blue, it's been Biom Hybrid all the way. I may just choose those to go with some new outfits for next season."
McDowell won the US Open in 2010 and secured three worldwide victories last year at the Volvo World Matchplay, RBC Heritage and French Open.
"Graeme is one of those rare players that nearly everyone admires, which obviously makes him a tremendous ambassador for our brand," said Jeser Thuen, Global Sponsorship, PR & Events Manager - Ecco Golf.
"His short game is so exceptional and he's just coming into his prime, which is why we look forward to seeing him host trophies in Ecco for many years to come."
The World Class is a traditionally-styled luxury shoe handmade in Portugal by a team of artisans. It features a water-repellant leather cushioned outsole and a classic upper crafted from tanned leathers.
Along with McDowell, the likes of Fred Couples, Thomas Bjorn, Marcel Siem and Thongchai Jaidee wear Ecco men's golf shoes.
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