Open champion Louis Oosthuizen has signed an extended contract with manufacturers Ping.
The South African has played Ping equipment since he turned professional and used it to great effect as he won the Open Championship by seven strokes at St Andrews in July.
His opening round 7-under 65 was the lowest opening round by a winner in the history of The Open Championship. He was No. 1 in driving accuracy and made 20 birdies for the week.
“Louis’ achievement at St. Andrews made everyone at PING very proud,” said Solheim. “He’s been with PING his entire pro career and we’ve watched him become a truly world-class player. We are pleased to continue our long-standing relationship with him.”
As part of the agreement, Oosthuizen will wear a PING hat, carry a PING staff bag and play a minimum of 11 PING clubs, including a PING driver and PING putter. Financial terms and the length of the agreement were not disclosed.
The 28-year-old said: “PING’s equipment allows me to get the most from my game and reach my potential. And on Tour they’re always right there when I need them. They understand my game and give me a comfort level so I can go out and play with confidence.”