Golf News for Tuesday, June 18, 2013 | Sponsorship

Nike Golf signs Hao-Tong Li and Xin-Jun Zhang to multi-year deals

BEAVERTON, Ore. -- Nike Golf has announced the addition of two athletes from China Hao-Tong Li and Xin-Jun Zhang to its talented Tour roster. In a multi-year agreement, Li and Zhang will represent the Swoosh in clubs, ball, footwear, glove, apparel, headwear and accessories.

Hao-Tong Li
From the Hunan Province in China, Li turned professional in 2011 at the age of 16. As an amateur, Li took home nine gold medals and six silver medals in the Asian games in various cities in China. He finished T21 in the 2011 One Asia Nanshan Masters and was named the Best Amateur Player. Li represented the Chinese National Team in 2010 and 2011. More recently, Li competed in this year's Australian PGA Championship and the New Zealand PGA Championship where he finished T39 and T5, respectively.

Xin-Jun Zhang
From the Shanxi Province in China, 26-year old Zhang turned professional in 2010 at the age of 23. In 2007, he was selected to be a Chinese National Team member to represent China for international tournaments. When Zhang turned professional, he had a remarkable T13 finish in the 2011 Shanghai HSBC Championship. He won two gold medals and one silver medal for Chinese Professional Tournaments in 2011 and 2012.

"We are excited to welcome these two young and talented athletes to the Nike Golf family." said Mark Thaxton, Global Director of Sports Marketing Operations at Nike Golf. "Hao-Tong and Xin-Jun are our first head-to-toe athletes in China and they will make great additions to our stable of athletes at a global level."

Li's Nike Golf Arsenal
Driver: Nike VR_S Covert 8.5-degree, Neutral position
Fairway Wood: Nike VR_S Covert Tour 3-wood/14-degree
Hybrid: Nike VR_S Covert 2-hybrid/17-degree
Irons: Nike VR Pro Blades (3-PW)
Wedges: Nike VR Forged 50-degree and 60-degree
Putter: Nike Method 001 Prototype
Ball: Nike 20XI X
Apparel: Nike Golf Tour Performance Collection and Sport Collection
Footwear: Nike Lunar Control

Zhang's Nike Golf Arsenal
Driver: Nike VR_S Covert 8.5-degree, Neutral position
Fairway Wood: Nike VR Pro Limited Edition 3-wood/15-degree
Hybrid: Nike VR_S 2-hybrid/17-degree
Irons: Nike VR Pro Blades (3-PW)
Wedges: Nike VR Forged 52-degree and 58-degree
Putter: Nike Method 006
Ball: Nike 20XI X
Apparel: Nike Golf Tour Performance Collection
Footwear: Nike Lunar Control

Located at NIKE's World Headquarters in Beaverton, Oregon, Nike Golf designs and markets golf equipment, apparel, balls, footwear, bags and accessories worldwide. Nike Golf is passionately dedicated to ushering in the future of this great sport by developing ground-breaking innovations that enable and inspire athletes to become better. For more information on Nike Golf, visit our Web site at www.nikegolf.com. To follow Nike Golf on Twitter visit www.twitter.com/nikegolf and to become a fan on facebook go to www.facebook.com/nikegolf . To view Nike Golf videos subscribe to our You Tube channel at www.youtube.com/nikegolf . Editors and journalists in the U.S. seeking editorial information and downloadable images, visit www.nikegolf.com/presscenter . For international journalists, please contact Nike Golf's public relations representative in respective countries for information.

Contact:
Gretchen Wilhelm - Nike Golf
503.532.6236
gretchen.wilhelm@nike.com

Laura McGehee - Nike Golf
503.532.2824
laura.mcgehee@nike.com



 
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