Golf News for Friday, August 23, 2013 | People

Dave Stockton signs with Nike Golf to help with product development

BEAVERTON, Ore. -- Dave Stockton, one of the hottest short-game instructors in the sport of golf, has signed with Nike Golf to assist in product development and design, specifically in the realm of putters.

Stockton, who currently resides in Redlands, Calif., brings his elite knowledge and signature status as one of the legendary putting gurus in the golf industry to his new role with the brand.

Stockton has coached some of the sport's top athletes, including Nike Golf's very own Rory McIlroy and Suzann Pettersen.

"I'm thrilled to be a part of what I believe is one of the most innovative brands in sports," said Stockton. "I look forward to sharing my putter insights with Nike engineers so they can continue to create amazing product that help golfers putt better."

Stockton currently runs a golf instruction program, Stockton Golf, with his two sons, Ron and Dave, Jr. His book, "Unconscious Putting," quickly became a best-seller after its release in 2011.

The University of Southern California graduate made his professional golf debut in 1964, capturing 11 PGA Tour titles over the course of his career --including two PGA Championships -- and 14 Champions Tour victories. Stockton also won three Ryder Cup matches with the U.S. team in 1971, 1977 and 1991.

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