Comunicato Stampa disponibile solo in lingua originale. CARLSBAD, Calif. – (October 23, 2017)
– #adidas #golf
, a worldwide leader in #golf
apparel and footwear, announced today the signing of #samburns
as he makes his professional debut this week on the #pgatour
at the Sanderson Farms Championship. Burns’ contract includes him wearing the 3-Stripes’ industry-leading performance apparel and footwear as he takes his game to the next level.
Burns was the 2017 Division I recipient of the Jack Nicklaus National Player of the Year award, which is given to the nation’s best collegiate golfer. The award also earned him a spot in the field for the PGA TOUR’s Barbasol Championship where he finished T-6 as the low amateur with a score of 18-under-par.
“Of all the brands in #golf
, I was most excited about #adidas
,” said Burns. “They partner with the best players in the world, so to be considered part of that group is special. I can’t wait to represent the 3-Stripes on the course as a professional.”
Burns is coming off a highly successful amateur career as both a college and junior player. Beyond being named National Player of the Year, Burns was also selected as a 2017 PING First-Team All American, was the SEC Player of the Year, and a winner on Team USA as part of the 2017 Arnold Palmer Cup. In just his second college season, he also set the school’s single-season scoring record (70.05).
Before deciding to play college #golf
at LSU, Burns was the No. 1-ranked junior #golf
recruit in the United States for the class of 2015. He was also named the AJGA Rolex Junior Player of the Year in 2014 and was a three-time AJGA Rolex Junior All-American from 2012 to 2014. He now joins a marquee roster of #adidas #golf
“As we move forward with the #adidas
brand, we’re looking to add quality players like Sam who are the right fit for #adidas #golf
,” said Tim McNulty, director of sports marketing, #adidas #golf
. “Sam is a world-class player who has performed at a high level his entire amateur career. We look forward to supporting him on his journey as a professional.”
After the Sanderson Farms Championship, Burns will play in the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open as he seeks to earn his #pgatour