Seung-yul Noh signs for Nike Golf
- Tuesday, 8 January 2013
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Seung-yul Noh [Getty Images]
Korean youngster Seung-yul Noh has joined Nick Watney, Kyle Stanley and Thorbjorn Olesen as a Nike Golf athlete after signing a multi-year deal with the brand.
The 22-year-old will use the world's first high speed cavity back driver, the Nike VR_S Covert, along with Nike VR Pro Limited Edition fairway woods, Nike VR_S Forged irons, Nike VR Pro wedges and the Nike Method Midnight 006 putter.
He will also represent Nike Golf in golf balls (20XI), footwear (Lunar Control), gloves, apparel (Tour Performance Collection), headwear and accessories.
"Nike is the number one sports brand in the world," said Noh. "The best players the world trust the swoosh and I am proud to be a part of that group."
Noh became the youngest winner of the Asian Tour Order of Merit in 2010 aged 19, thanks, in part, to victory at the European Tour co-sanctioned Maybank Malaysian Open.
He earned his 2012 PGA Tour card through Q-School and enjoyed a successful debut season, finishing 48th on the Money List and amassing $1,629,751.
"Seung-yul is an impressive athlete who is powerful and long off the tee," said Mark Thaxton, Global Director of Sports Marketing Operations for Nike.
"He has a tremendous future with Nike Golf and we are thrilled to have him among our strong stable or athletes."