Golf News for Wednesday, April 16, 2014 | Products

KENTWOOL congratulates staff player Bubba Watson on Masters win

GREENVILLE, S.C. -- KENTWOOL - the 171-year-old, family-owned American textile innovator - reports that staff player Bubba Watson wore its limited-edition, 'Bubba Green' Tour Profile performance golf sock en route to winning the 2014 Masters.

Relying on KENTWOOL's proprietary, fatigue-reducing blend of air-infused merino wool, Watson finished at eight-under-par 280 and earned his second Green Jacket. Entering the final round tied for the lead, Watson fell back by two shots, but critical birdies on holes six, eight and nine helped the 35-year-old fire a 69 and seal his sixth PGA Tour victory. The win also put Watson at a career-high No. 4 on the Official World Golf Ranking.

"Of the many players that wore our socks at Augusta, 86 percent made the cut," says Mark Kent, CEO and President of KENTWOOL. "While Bubba again captured the greatest prize in golf, they all benefited from our blister-free guarantee."

The KENTWOOL limited-edition Bubba Green model ($19.95) is sold exclusively at www.KENTWOOLSocks.com. Offered while supplies last through May 16, this distinctive green model boasts yellow heel and toe patterns with red brand accents. Crafted from a proprietary blend of fine merino wool and high-tech fibers for superior moisture management, the socks are Made in the USA.

"The first one for me, it's almost like I lucked into it," said Watson. "After giving it away last year, I wanted it back. This one was a lot of hard work and dedication."

An authentic southern textile company, KENTWOOL is devoted to helping golfers feel their best with every step. Each pair features WINDspun technology that infuses the fibers with air to provide unrivaled cushioning at micro-stress points along the foot, enhancing comfort and energy levels while helping reduce injury risk. The full KENTWOOL line includes the new KW Series Pro Light and Sport models, Tour Profile, Low Profile, Tour Standard, The Graduate and 19th Hole designs.

In addition to Watson, KENTWOOL socks are trusted in competition by scores of Tour stars, including Matt Kuchar, Jonathan Byrd, Beatriz Recari, Ryann O'Toole, Peter Jacobsen, Duffy Waldorf, Brendon de Jonge, Tom Gillis, Jane Park, Charles Warren, Kevin Johnson, Kristy McPherson, Shasta Averyhardt, Jenny Suh, Sarah Kemp, Jenny Gleason, Meaghan Francella and Jenny Hong.

For more information: www.KENTWOOLSocks.com, 1-877-5-PROSOX (1-877-577-6769).

About KENTWOOL
Founded in 1843, KENTWOOL continues to be one of the nation's longest-running, family-owned textile companies. KENTWOOL is the only company in the western hemisphere - and one of 50 in the world - to receive the Usterized Quality Certification indicating the highest level of quality assurance in yarn production.

An avid golfer, KENTWOOL CEO Mark Kent had the idea to produce the "World's Best Golf Sock" after standing in the 18th fairway of the BMW Nationwide Tour Pro-Am tending to blistered, bleeding feet instead of concentrating on the eagle opportunity guaranteeing him a spot in the final round.

Born from that moment is golf's leading, premium merino wool golf sock. It enables golfers of all abilities to play their best while benefiting from abrasion and fatigue resistance, as well as KENTWOOL's blister-free guarantee. KENTWOOL utilizes its nearly two-century-old heritage of superiority in textiles to create socks which draw upon wool's natural and cool performance fibers for moisture management, sheer comfort and other performance-enhancing benefits.

Based in Greenville, SC, all KENTWOOL products are made in the USA.

For more information: www.KENTWOOLSocks.com, 1-877-5-PROSOX (1-877-577-6769).

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