PLANO, Texas, Jan 04, 2008 — Adams Golf announces the signing of Rory Sabbatini, a four-time champion on the PGA TOUR and the 11th-ranked player in the world. As part of the endorsement deal, Sabbatini will wear the Adams Golf hat, carry the Adams Golf staff bag and play the company's Idea a3 irons, Idea Pro hybrid and Insight driver.
Sabbatini is coming off his best year as a tour pro having won the Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial and finishing in the Top 10 at nine other tournaments, including a T2 at The Masters. He was the only player to post Top 10 finishes at all four FedEx Cup Playoff events and he finished the year ranked sixth on the Money List having won over $4.5 million.
"It's no secret that Adams Golf has emerged as one of the leading equipment companies in golf, both on tour and with everyday golfers," said Sabbatini. "I've been playing the Idea Pro hybrid for two years, recently had outstanding testing sessions with the Idea a3 irons, and am very familiar with the quality and performance of Adams Golf products. In the end, I believe their engineering and tour departments can provide me a competitive edge and I look forward to being with a company where I can make a difference."
Rory's achievements along with his personality and competitiveness have established him as one of the game's most recognizable players. Among his many charitable efforts, Sabbatini provides financial support for the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund, which helps families who have lost loved ones in the line of duty.
"This is an exciting time for Adams Golf, with the addition of one of the world's best players, Rory Sabbatini, we are branching out from our roots on the Champions Tour and complementing our recent success in hybrid clubs on Tour," said Chip Brewer, Adams Golf president and CEO. "We believe that building a PGA Tour presence is important for our brand and that Rory can greatly contribute towards this goal. We also believe in Rory both as a person and a player. Adams Golf is a brand built on players such as Tom Watson, Bernhard Langer and our most recent signing, Aaron Baddeley. We welcome Rory onto this staff and are proud that he believes in our team and chose to join Adams Golf."
SOURCE: Adams Golf