We need Team USA to turn up their game as much as International players have! International Tour players are paying large dividends to sponsors. These players have proved to be the best investments for their apparel brands and sponsors.
Callaway Team player Thomas Bjorn from Denmark won the European Masters on Monday in Switzerland over Scotland’s Craig Lee. The win Takes Bjorn back to into top 50 in the World Ranking at 44. Bjorn is one of over 15 top players in Callaway’s stable that have had a major impact on the tours this season. Lets not forget Phil the Thrill with his first Open Championship this year. Phil has 42 wins including five major championships and is ranked in the top 10 in the World Ranking.
Henrick Stenson from Sweden has just had the best 4-week run in his career. In the last 4 weeks Stenson has finished third in the PGA Championship. He was runner up to Phil Mickelson at the Open Championship. Runner up to Tiger Woods at the World Golf Championship and the went on to win the second event in the FedEx Cup Race at the Deutsche Bank Championships at TPC Boston. Stenson is now ranked #5 in the World Ranking. Henrick has been sponsored by Hugo Boss since 2004, we all remember the Swede bearing it all as he stripped down for a shot out of the Mud at Doral in 2009, a branding blunder to say the least.
Australian Adam Scott is making a case for the “Player of The Year” and paying dividends for Mercedes Benz, Titleist, UNIQLO and Aquascutum. Scott has taken home the Green Jacket to ad to his wardrobe at the Masters this year and also carried off the crystal at the Barclay’s at Liberty National in the first FedEx Cup event of 2013. As of this week Adam Scotts World Ranking has jumped to #2, behind Tiger. How long has Steve Williams been on Adam Scotts Bag? That would be 2 years, when Scott was ranked 30th in the world.