(Miami, Fla, May 18, 2017) — PGA Tour professional Willy Wilcox has been named brand ambassador for Jack Nicklaus® Apparel’s NICKLAUS Collection. Wilcox has already turned heads in his young career as a professional golfer with his hole-in-one on No. 17 at The Players® Championship in 2016.  He shot a career-low 59 at the Web.com Tour’s Utah Championship.

“We are thrilled to have Willy Wilcox as a Jack Nicklaus brand ambassador,” said Oscar Feldenkreis, CEO and president of Perry Ellis International. “Willy is a talented young player who has the perfect blend of style and performance, which makes him the ideal representative for this collection.”

Willy Wilcox sporting a Heather Chest Block Polo in Hot Coral with a
Printed Textured Stripe Short in Caviar from The NICKLAUS Collection

The NICKLAUS Collection is a modern fashion line of men’s golf apparel and activewear. Advanced proprietary fabric technologies used in the design of the apparel include moisture wicking and sun protection properties, ventilation and innovative seaming, and all-around stretch for optimum comfort and range of motion on and off the course.

“I am excited and humbled to be wearing apparel that bears the Jack Nicklaus name,” said Wilcox. “The NICKLAUS Collection’s golf apparel looks and feels great and is designed in such a way that I am able to perform at the highest level. The clothes I wear on and off the course are very important to me and as soon as I had a chance to review the NICKLAUS Collection I knew it was exactly what I was looking for.  I am honored to be on board.”

Jack Nicklaus® men’s golf apparel and activewear is licensed and developed by Perry Ellis International, a global leader in fashion apparel.

About the Nicklaus Companies
The Nicklaus Companies are dedicated to promoting excellence in the game of golf, preserving its great traditions, and growing the game.  For nearly 50 years, its mission has been to enhance the golf experience, and to bring to the national and international consumer, golf-related businesses and services that mirror the high standards established in the career and life of record 18-time major champion and golf course designer Jack Nicklaus. Nicklaus-branded products have been marketed worldwide since 1962.  Jack Nicklaus® Apparel is available in several markets worldwide, including domestically at high-end green grass pro shops. In addition to apparel, the Jack Nicklaus and Golden Bear-branded lifestyle collection of products also includes:  ice cream; restaurants; beverages; wine; golf academies; home appliances; flooring; cabinets; footwear; and golf equipment. Products and services also include golf course design and the development of golf and real estate communities. For more information on the Nicklaus Companies, please visit www.nicklaus.com.

About Perry Ellis International
Perry Ellis International, Inc. is a leading designer, distributor and licensor of a broad line of high quality men’s and women’s apparel, accessories and fragrances. The Company’s collection of dress and casual shirts, golf sportswear, sweaters, dress pants, casual pants and shorts, jeans wear, active wear, dresses and men’s and women’s swimwear is available through all major levels of retail distribution. The Company, through its wholly owned subsidiaries, owns a portfolio of nationally and internationally recognized brands, including: Perry Ellis®, An Original Penguin® by Munsingwear®, Laundry by Shelli Segal®, Rafaella®, Cubavera®, Ben Hogan®, Savane®, Grand Slam®, John Henry®,  Manhattan®, Axist®, Jantzen® and Farah®.  The Company enhances its roster of brands by licensing trademarks from third parties, including: Nike® and Jag® for swimwear, and Callaway®, PGA TOUR®, and Jack Nicklaus® for golf apparel. Additional information on the Company is available at www.pery.com.

For more information, contact:

Jeremy Gerson
Vice President of Sports Marketing
Perry Ellis International