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Ecco Golf ambassador Erik van Rooyen wins first PGA Tour title

(LONDONDERRY, NH) – ECCO – a leading manufacturer of innovative footwear – announces that Ambassador Erik van Rooyen captured his first PGA TOUR title at The Barracuda Championship on Sunday.

Playing a modified stableford format, the South African, wearing the company’s latest innovation ECCO BIOM® H4, scored an outstanding 16 points in his final round to finish five shots ahead of the chasing pack. With this win, van Rooyen jumps 61 places in the FedEx Cup standings, to 78th and secures a spot in next season’s PGA Championship.

“This means everything, I’ve got big dreams and aspirations, and winning on the PGA Tour was certainly part of that,” said van Rooyen. “To win here this week, under the conditions, you know, the pressure that I was under, I’m going to take so much confidence from this. I am over the moon."

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“We are so pleased to see Erik take home his first PGA Tour title. We’ve thoroughly enjoyed being a part of his meteoric rise over the last few years, and to see him start to realize his potential in the US and claim victory on the PGA Tour is brilliant” said Jesper Thuen, General Manager, ECCO GOLF USA “We can’t wait to see Erik flourish in the USA, and we’re certain that this is only the beginning of something great.”

Erik van Rooyen won this week wearing ECCO BIOM® H4, the company’s flagship hybrid model that features smooth ECCO performance leather and a waterproof GORE-TEX construction that keeps feet dry and comfortable in all conditions.

The ECCO BIOM® H4 is powered by the all-new ECCO MTN GRIP outsole, which includes three sections to provide the ideal blend of traction, stability, and rotational support. Meanwhile, wrapping around the foot from the outsole to the midsole, the TPU element on the side of ECCO BIOM® H4 enhances stability to deliver a finely tuned balance of cushioning and rebound, to ensure dynamic comfort.

The shoe also features BIOM® 2.0 last technology which offers a modern, updated look and feel, as well as BIOM® NATURAL MOTION® technology that enables the foot to move naturally, close to the ground, and forms like a second skin around the foot.

In addition to Erik van Rooyen, ECCO GOLF shoes are worn in competition around the world by Minjee Lee, Caroline Masson, Lydia Ko, Henrik Stenson, Fred Couples and Thomas Bjørn, among others. For further information about ECCO GOLF, please visit


ECCO®, a world-leading brand of shoes combining style and comfort, has built its success on great design and leather quality, and innovative technology. Founded in Denmark in 1963, ECCO is one of the few major shoe manufacturers in the world, which owns and manages every aspect of its leather and shoe productions, and its retail sales. ECCO is among the largest producers in the world of high-quality leather, which is used in ECCO’s shoes, and own production of leather goods and is also sold to several leading luxury brands. Today, ECCO products are sold in 87 countries in more than 3,300 ECCO shops and shop-in-shops, and at more than 14,000 sales points around the world. The company is family-owned and employs more than 19,000 people worldwide.

ECCO USA is based in Londonderry, New Hampshire. For more information:, 800.886.3226.

Austin Zehel