Last month we told you about ECCO signing Marcel Siem, well the Danish shoe manufacturers are making the news again as they have re-signed Fred Couples just three days after fellow-ECCO player, Graeme McDowell, strolled to victory at the French Open in a pair of Ecco shoes.
Gmac, who signed with ECCO two years ago, was wearing a pair of the company's World Class GTX shoes, as well as wearing the ECCO logo on his cap, as he tapped in for a four-stroke victory at Sunday's French Open.
The win is McDowell's third win of 2013, adding to his victories at the World Match Play Championship and RBC Heritage. The Ryder Cup star will be happy to have played well at Le Golf National considering it will host the Ryder Cup in 2018.
A win for ECCO would have been enough to celebrate a good week on Tour, however today they announced more good news as they have reached an agreement on an extension with Tour legend, Fred Couples.
Few player walk the fairways quite like Freddie, and since signing with ECCO in 2006, he has strolled the fairways in a variety of the company's shoes.
“Before ECCO, I was always a very traditional shoe guy, but now really all I put on are the Golf Street and BIOM Hybrid styles,” says Couples. “They’ve both got a great look, are so comfortable and provide the traction and stability I need when competing. Plus, I love that I can wear them all the way from my house to the golf course and back. I’m looking forward to playing many more years in my ECCOs.”
Speaking on behalf of ECCO, Global Sponsorship and PR Manager, Jesper Thuen said "Fred’s been an amazing ambassador and for eight years has played a huge role in strengthening our position among the world’s most admired footwear brands."
"In 2010, his choice to wear Golf Street at the Masters sparked the hybrid revolution that has forever altered the global footwear market"
ECCO shoes are also worn by Thomas Bjorn, Thongchai Jaidee, Marcel Siem, Stuart Appleby, Andreas Hartø, Wu Ashun, JB Hansen, Belén Mozo, Gerina Piller, Caroline Masson and Line Vedel Hansen.
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