Skechers Performance Go Golf athletes Wesley Bryan and Matt Atkins each achieved their first wins in respective professional tournaments last month.
Bryan won his first PGA Tour at the RBC Heritage in Hilton Head Island, US, at the beginning of April. He is the first South Carolinian native to win the tournament since its launch in 1969 and has since progressed to #37 in the official world golf rankings.
Atkins won his first Web.com Tour at the El Bosque Mexico Championship at the end of April. Bryan has also had success on the tour in the past, winning three during 2016.
“Our golf business continues to achieve success, and this year has been outstanding for all of our athletes,” says Rick Higgins, senior vice-president of merchandising and marketing for Skechers Performance. “Atkins has enormous potential and this is just the beginning of his highly promising career.”
Bryan became a Skechers Performance ambassador at the beginning of this year and Atkins has been since last year. Both are kitted out in Go Golf footwear and apparel.
Ortiz now Skechers ambassador
Skechers has signed Dominican-American retired baseball player David Big Papi’ Ortiz who will be starring in a multi-platform global marketing campaign for Skechers athletic and casual men’s footwear that will launch later this year.
Some of the highlights of his professional baseball career, which started in 1992, include:
- Designated hitter and first baseman for 14 seasons for the Boston Red Sox.
- Member of the Boston Red Sox team that not only broke the Bambino curse*, but won the World Series three times (2004, 2007, 2013). Ortiz was also named MVP of the 2013 World Series.
- Seven-time Silver Slugger winner.
- Boston’s single-season home run record holder (54 in 2006).
- All-time leader as designated hitter for home runs, RBIs and hits.
Ortiz joins sporting legends including Sugar Ray Leonard, Joe Montana and Howie Long, in Skechers footwear campaigns.
* A superstition that the Boston Red Sox couldn’t win the World Series after Babe Ruth (sometimes called ‘The Bambino’) left to play for the New York Yankees in 1919. Before this the Sox was one of the most successful franchises in the US. The ‘curse’ was finally broken by the World Series win in 2004.