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Notah Begay III to play Wilson Staff Model golf ball in his PGA Tour Champions 2023 season debut

Expanded Wilson partnership includes golf ball endorsement, sponsorship renewal of the NB3 Junior National Golf Championship

CHICAGO (Feb. 16, 2023) — Wilson Sporting Goods Co. today announced an expanded partnership with Notah Begay III and his youth foundation golf initiative. The multiyear deal includes a golf ball product endorsement and Wilson’s recommitment as the official equipment sponsor of the Notah Begay III Junior Golf Championship. 

Begay III made his 2023 PGA TOUR Champions season debut at Tiburon Golf Club in Naples, FL last week at the Chubb Classic, where he played the Wilson Staff Model golf ball and wear the Staff Model golf glove. 

“With the option to play any ball on tour I chose Wilson Staff Model because it’s faster off the driver and gives me the best spin and feel around the green,” said Begay III.

As part of the expanded relationship, Wilson also announced that it has renewed its deal as the official equipment sponsor of the Notah Begay III Junior Golf National Championship. The popular tournament features an international field of top ranked junior players who qualify through local and regional events to play in the 54-hole national championship that is televised on the Golf Channel. 

“We’ve had an incredible relationship with Notah since we started working with the Notah Begay III Junior National Golf Foundation in 2020 and hold him in the highest regards,” said Tim Clarke, President, Wilson Golf. “Our sponsorship of his foundation is just part of Wilson Golf's commitment to making golf more accessible to young athletes across the country. Being able to partner with Notah as he continues on his Champions tour career only strengthens our reputation as a trusted equipment manufacturer and we’re looking forward to seeing his success as part of the PGA TOUR Champions.”

Since 2020, Wilson Golf has been the exclusive equipment partner of the Notah Begay III Jr. Golf National Championship. The NB3JGNC provides an opportunity for every junior golfer in the country to compete in a top-level Junior Golf National Championship. The NB3JGNC aims to grow the game of golf by providing a platform for players to compete against the best juniors in the country in a true, open qualifying series. The National Championship features the top 140 players in Boys and Girls divisions. Wilson Golf provides every participant with dozen packs of its 4-piece urethane Staff Model golf ball and its 3-piece urethane Triad golf ball. 

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About Wilson Golf

For more than 100 years, Wilson Golf has designed, manufactured and distributed premium and recreational golf equipment throughout the world. Since 1914, Wilson Staff irons have won 62 major championships, more than any other iron manufacturer in history.  The winning tradition continues today by delivering the highest quality equipment to all golfers to enhance performance on the course and overall enjoyment of the game.

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About Wilson 

Chicago-based Wilson Sporting Goods Co., a subsidiary of Amer Sports, is the world’s leading manufacturer of sports equipment, apparel and accessories.  Through its dedication to creating products that enable athletes at every level to perform at their best, Wilson has earned its place as a leader in sporting goods for over a century.

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