Skechers Performance™ Elite Athlete Matt Kuchar Wins Mayakoba Golf Classic
November 12, 2018
The PGA Tour pro swings to victory wearing Skechers GO GOLF Pro 4
MANHATTAN BEACH, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- SKECHERS USA, Inc. (NYSE:SKX), celebrates Olympic medalist and Skechers Performance ambassador Matt Kuchar’s victory at the Mayakoba Golf Classic at El Camaleon Golf Course yesterday, November 11, 2018, in Playa Del Carmen, Mexico. Kuchar—who competes wearing Skechers GO GOLF footwear—finished at 22 under overall, marking his eighth career PGA Tour win, which moves him up to 29th in the Official World Golf Rankings.
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Matt Kuchar—wearing Skechers GO GOLF footwear—lines up a putt on the fifth green of his winning final round at the Mayakoba Golf Classic in Playa del Carmen, Mexico. (Photo: Business Wire)
“It’s terrific to be back in the winner’s circle, and I really feel like my Skechers factored into my success,” said Matt Kuchar. “Confidence and comfort are always critical components in how well I play, and Skechers has designed incredible product that allows me to focus on what I have to do on the course to be my best.”
“We’re proud to be part of Matt’s amazing game this weekend as he secured this pivotal tournament win,” said Michael Greenberg, president of Skechers. “To say it couldn’t happen to a nicer guy is an understatement. Golf fans around the globe have followed his career for two decades, and to see what he’s now accomplished is an inspiration to all. As one of the first pros on our team, he’s been an amazing asset for driving awareness and excitement for the Skechers GO GOLF collection.”
Kuchar has been a leading and respected golfer since breaking onto the golf scene as the U.S. amateur champion in 1998. Now with eight Tour titles in his career, Kuchar is a perennial fixture atop leaderboards. His 2013 season was especially notable, as he earned two victories that year and also helped the U.S. squad beat the international team at the Presidents Cup. In 2016, Kuchar won a bronze for the United States at the Olympics and was also part of the victorious U.S. team at the Ryder Cup. Yesterday, Kuchar achieved his first win since 2014’s RBC Heritage.
Kuchar was one of the first elite pros to join the Skechers Performance Golf Team in 2014. The brand’s roster of elite golfers wearing Skechers GO GOLF also includes Brooke Henderson, Wesley Bryan, Russell Knox, Colin Montgomerie, and Billy Andrade. Kuchar has driven our Skechers GO GOLF marketing campaigns with a series of humorous commercials.
Known for its lightweight, high-quality, stable and comfortable designs, Skechers Performance GO GOLF has achieved prominence within the golf category, alongside the brand’s award-winning running, walking and training collections. The Skechers Performance GO GOLF apparel line offers athletes comfort and freedom of movement through a wide assortment of styles constructed with innovative moisture-wicking fabrics in a variety of colors for both men and women.
Skechers Performance GO GOLF is available at Skechers retail stores and skechers.com as well as select retail partners including specialty golf pro shops.
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Released November 12, 2018