Oosthuizen signs multiyear extension with Ping


Louis Oosthuizen has signed a multiyear agreement to continue playing Ping golf equipment and wearing Ping apparel, according to John A. Solheim, Ping Chairman & CEO.

Oosthuizen, who is competing in this week’s Tour Championship in Atlanta, is enjoying one of his best seasons since he turned pro in 2002, with T-2 finishes in both the U.S. Open and Open Championship, as well as four other top-10 finishes. The South African, who will play in his second Presidents Cup, Oct. 8-11, for the International team, is currently 13th in the Official World Golf Ranking, up from 45th at the end of 2014.

Oosthuizen, 32, will wear a Ping hat, carry a Ping staff bag and play a minimum of 11 Ping clubs, including a Ping driver and putter. He will also continue to wear the latest Ping apparel. Financial terms and the length of the agreement were not disclosed.

Oosthuizen has 12 victories worldwide, including the 2010 Open Championship. “I’ve used Ping equipment since I was a teenager,” he said. “From the time I started playing their clubs, I knew they were the best fit for my game, and I believe that now more than ever with the success I’ve had on the European and PGA tours. So much of golf comes down to confidence, and I’ve always trusted that Ping’s technology is the best and it keeps getting better and better. I’m excited to see what comes next.”