Ernie Els Signs with ECCO Golf
Danish footwear brand ECCO has announced the signing of four-time major champion Ernie Els.
Els will showcase the company logo on his headwear and compete in its hybrid golf shoes featuring the award-winning E-DTS outsole.
“ECCO has clearly struck on the winning formula,” says Els. “They make shoes that look great, are incredibly comfortable, can be worn almost anywhere and offer the kind of stability a guy like me really needs on the course.”
Throughout his career, the 44-year-old South African has captured 70 professional titles around the world. He was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame in 2011.
“Ernie’s style, iconic swing and incredibly gracious personality make him one of the game’s truly great unique figures,” says PR & Event Manager of ECCO Golf, Jesper Thuen.
Els has won both the Open Championship and the U.S. Open two times and was at one time the world’s top ranked golfer.
Away from the course, he has worked as a course architect, has an acclaimed wine-making business and, most personally, established the Els for Autism Foundation after his son Ben was diagnosed with Autism.
The ECCO Golf Collection is also worn in competition worldwide by professionals including Fred Couples, Graeme McDowell and Stuart Appleby among others.