Ashworth outfits American squad


U.S. Captain Fred Couples has been with Ashworth since the beginning, so it should come as no surprise that his American squad is sporting his team’s shirts and sweaters at this week’s Presidents Cup. Ashworth Golf, a division of TaylorMade-adidas Golf Company, is the primary apparel supplier for the U.S. squad at this week’s event, which is being held at Harding Park Golf Course in San Francisco. Couples and his players, which include fellow Ashworth Ambassador Sean O’Hair, will be wearing Ashworth each day of the competition, which concludes on Sunday.

O’Hair’s U.S. teammate, Jim Furyk, is among several PGA Tour players scheduled to wear adidas Golf’s new TOUR360 4.0 shoe at next week’s Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospitals for Children Open in Las Vegas. Adidas is touting that the shoe will bring golfers lower to the ground than ever before, creating a stronger connection with the ground for better overall balance, stability and power. International Presidents Cup team member Tim Clark is also expected to wear the revolutionary new shoe in Las Vegas.

The TOUR360 4.0 combines Advanced THiNTech low-profile technology with Pride Sports exclusive THiNTech cleat to bring the feet closer to the ground; the shoe is said to be 32 percent lower than any previous adidas Golf shoe. This allows your feet to grip the ground better. The TOUR360 4.0 also has fibers woven into the lining to help regulate temperature, and adiPRENE cushioning to help absorb impact in the heel.

The shoe is offered in five color combinations, including Running White/Black/Metallic Silver (above, right), and comes with a two-year waterproof warranty. It’s suggested retail price is $180.