PGA Tour star Matt Fitzpatrick has partnered with Skechers in a new golf shoe deal. The 27-year-old has signed a multi-year global deal with the California-based footwear company which will see him wear the brand’s GO Golf Pro 5 Hyper shoes and sport the Skechers logo on his headgear.
The Englishman explained that in addition to wearing the brand’s golf shoes, he also hoped to use the partnership to help the company innovate. He said: “I’ve been wearing and testing Skechers GO GOLF for a while now, and this innovative shoe delivers the comfort and performance I need on the course. Now that this partnership is official, I look forward to representing the brand on tour and working with Skechers on ideas and innovations that can help players at all levels in their game.”
Skechers Chairman Michael Greenberg is also delighted with the deal and said Fitzpatrick’s transatlantic appeal and enthusiasm for the sport make him the perfect match. He said: “At 27, Matt has already been a pro for eight years and is making a strong impression with golf fans in Europe and the United States. “His enthusiasm and dedication to the sport will make him an incredible Skechers GO GOLF brand ambassador, as he exemplifies how our shoes deliver comfort and performance that any golfer will appreciate.”
Fitzpatrick is one of many professionals who have teamed up with Skechers. Others include Brooke Henderson, Colin Montgomerie and Billy Andrade. Fitzpatrick had been an ambassador for American sports equipment manufacturer Under Armor throughout his professional career in a deal that saw him wear the brand’s clothing, shoes and gloves. However, he appeared at February’s Pebble Beach Pro-Am wearing a Q-Zip without the Under Armor logo, but with the Skechers logo on his cap, suggesting a connection to the company.
Fitzpatrick is currently No. 26 in the world. Even though he missed the cut at the Players Championship, his 2022 is off to a strong start, with top-10 finishes at the Arnold Palmer Invitational and the Phoenix Open, where he grabbed headlines. handing out Sheffield United football shirts to the crowd. He also showed a lot of promise throughout his professional career. After turning professional after the 2014 US Open, Fitzpatrick won seven tournaments on the European Tour. Meanwhile, his best result in a Major so far is a tie for 7th place at the 2016 Masters. In the same year, he won the DP World Tour Championship and represented Europe at the Ryder Cups in 2016 and last.
Both sides will hope that Fitzpatrick’s success so far is just the beginning, with the Steel City native – aged just 27 – having plenty of room to make further progress in the game.