Thursday, February 23, 2017

PING Signs In Gee Chun, Two-Time LPGA Major Winner

(PHOENIX) – PING announced the signing of LPGA star In Gee Chun, #4 in the Rolex World Ranking, to a multi-year agreement. The South Korean was the runaway LPGA Rookie of the Year last season and will tee it up at this week’s Honda LPGA Thailand, Feb. 23-26.

As a PING pro, the 22-year-old earned her second LPGA major crown last season at the Evian Masters at 21 under par, the lowest winning total in major history, men’s or women’s. She also captured the U.S. Open in 2015, the year she became the first player to win majors during the same calendar year on three separate tours: the LPGA Tour, LPGA of Korea and LPGA of Japan

“In Gee has been playing at an elite level since she turned pro in 2012, but it’s still amazing that she’s only 22 and has already won 13 times worldwide,” said PING Chairman & CEO John A. Solheim. “As her multiple major titles demonstrate, she has a tremendous all-around game and her consistency is what any player looks for. It seems like if she’s not winning she’s always in the mix on Sunday. We welcome the continuation of our relationship with In Gee and we look forward to watching her compete in the coming year.”

In her bag: G LS Tec driver, G Stretch 3-wood, G hybrids, i irons, and a Scottsdale TR Anser 2 putter.

“For me, PING clubs are the absolute highest quality, and this gives me complete confidence,” Chun said. “Confidence is important because I have to be able to hit all kinds of shots. PING’s equipment is the best and they have knowledgeable people who make sure I’m fitted with the product that works best for my game. I feel very glad to be with PING and am excited for the year ahead.”

As part of a multi-year agreement, Chun will use a PING staff bag, showcase the PING logo on the side of her hat 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.

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