Golf News for Monday, December 17, 2012 | People

Casey Wittenberg honored as 2012 Tour Player of the Year

CARLSBAD, Calif. -- Casey Wittenberg, who plays TaylorMade equipment, wears adidas Golf apparel and footwear, was named the 2012 Tour Player of the Year after an outstanding season in which he won twice and was the leading money winner.

The Oklahoma State alumnus claimed wins at the Chitimacha Louisiana Open and at the Preferred Health Systems Wichita Open. One of the highlights of his season came at the 2012 U.S. Open at Olympic Club, where he finished T10. In his 24 starts this year, he netted eight top-10 finishes. Overall, he earned $433,453.

Wittenberg, 28, is fully exempt on the PGA Tour in 2013 including an invitation to THE PLAYERS Championship at TPC Sawgrass in May.

In Wittenberg's TaylorMade bag:

Driver: RocketBallz 8.5°
Fairway: RocketBallz Tour 14.0°
Rescue: Rescue 11 TP 18°
Irons: Tour Preferred MC 4-PW
Wedge: ATV 50°
Putter: Rossa Daytona Kia Ma
Footwear: adidas TOUR360 ATV

About the adidas Group
The adidas Group is one of the global leaders within the sporting goods industry, offering a broad range of products around the core brands: adidas, Reebok, TaylorMade, Rockport and Reebok-CCM Hockey. Headquartered in Herzogenaurach, Germany, the Group has more than 46,000 employees and generated sales of over €13 billion in 2011.

About TaylorMade-adidas Golf
Headquartered in Carlsbad, California, TaylorMade-adidas Golf Company sells golf clubs, balls, clothing and accessories under the TaylorMade, adidas Golf and Ashworth brands. TaylorMade-adidas Golf Company posted 2011 sales of over €1.0 billion.

TaylorMade Golf
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