Skechers Athlete Emily Pedersen Sinks Birdie to Help Secure Team Europe Victory at 2021 Solheim Cup
Skechers was Official Footwear Supplier for Both European and United States Teams with Skechers GO GOLF® Footwear Designs in Team Colors
LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Either result would have been a win for Skechers, as the Comfort Technology Company™ was earlier this year named official footwear supplier for both the European and United States Solheim Cup teams—but the finish was especially exciting when Danish pro golfer and Skechers athlete Emily Pedersen sank a birdie on the 18th hole wearing Skechers GO GOLF Elite 3™ footwear. Throughout the day, she helped maintain the European women’s lead and confirm the outright win at the Inverness Club in Toledo, Ohio—the second straight Solheim Cup victory for Team Europe.
Danish pro golfer Emily Pedersen tees off in Skechers GO GOLF Elite 3™ footwear at the 2021 Solheim Cup. (Photo: Business Wire)
“While we were pulling for Team USA to take the win at home, we love that our expanded partnership with the Solheim Cup means Skechers has outfitted the European women in victory for the second time,” said David Weinberg, chief operating officer of Skechers. “As we congratulate Team Europe, it’s clear this event is a perfect showcase for our Skechers GO GOLF collection with pros like Emily Pedersen illustrating how the comfort and performance of our footwear can elevate their game. We know that fans of both teams will want to experience the innovative styles only offered by Skechers the next time they’re on the course.”
“I was happy to be in the anchor match against the same player I faced in 2017—but this time with a different outcome," said Emily Pedersen. “I had to collect myself a bit on those last three holes, and the Skechers GO GOLF shoes make it easy to get comfortable and focus on the game. In the end it felt so nice to hole that final putt and celebrate with the team—I’m so proud of them all.”
In addition to pairs of shoes for the golfers, support staff and officials were provided with Skechers GO RUN Supersonic™ style footwear in team colors, with caddies outfitted in a special waterproof version. This is the first time Skechers supplied footwear to both sides after previously sponsoring the European team in 2017 and 2019. Known for its lightweight, high-quality, stable and comfortable designs, Skechers GO GOLF has achieved prominence within the golf category alongside the brand’s award-winning running, walking and training collections.
The roster of elite golfers wearing Skechers GO GOLF on tour includes Brooke Henderson, Colin Montgomerie, and Billy Andrade. Skechers GO GOLF is available at select Skechers retail stores and skechers.com as well as select retail partners, including specialty golf pro shops.
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About the Solheim Cup
The Solheim Cup combines the tradition and prestige of the game of golf with passion for one’s country and continent. This biennial international match-play competition features the best U.S. players from the Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA) Tour and the best European players from the Ladies European Tour (LET).
The Solheim Cup is named in honor of Karsten and Louise Solheim, founders of Karsten Manufacturing Corporation, which makes PING golf equipment. In 1990, the Solheim family, in conjunction with the LPGA and the LET, developed the concept and became the title sponsor for the Solheim Cup. Today, the Global Partners of the Solheim Cup are PING, Rolex and Marathon Petroleum.
Held every two years, the event has grown into the most prestigious international women’s professional golf team event. The 2021 Solheim Cup was held at Inverness Club in Toledo, Ohio, on Sept. 4-6 with Team Europe taking a thrilling 15-13 victory. Team USA leads Team Europe 10-7 all-time in Solheim Cup competition.
For more information, visit www.SolheimCupUSA.com.
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Released Sep 9, 2021 • 4:00 am EDT