STAMFORD, Conn., Jan. 25, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Shep and Ian Murray, CEOs, brothers and co-founders of vineyard vines announced today that they have inked a two year contract extension with PGA Tour Pro Russell Knox as his official apparel provider through 2019. In 2016, Knox had the best year of his career, notching two wins in the 2015/2016 PGA Tour season at the World Golf Championship-HSBC Champions and the Travelers Championship. Beyond his impressive play, Knox has proved to be a strong brand partner, prompting vineyard vines to tear up his existing contract and secure the relationship for an additional two years.
"Russ has been a wonderful brand ambassador since we first partnered with him at the 2016 Masters," said Shep Murray, vineyard vines CEO & co-founder. "It is not only his play on the course but his personality that resonates so well with our brand and our every day should feel this good way of life. "Russell has worked very hard to be able to do what he loves for a living," said Ian Murray, vineyard vines CEO & co-founder. "That in particular resonates with us and the founding of vineyard vines. Similarly, we're spending every day doing something we love."
"I am thrilled to continue my partnership with vineyard vines," said Russell Knox. "The fit, the look and the brand are a great match for my style and me. It's an honor to sport the whale as I compete around the world and I look forward to many more victories together."
Russell Knox was one of just six players in the world with multiple PGA Tour victories in the 2016 season. He is off to a great start in 2017, currently ranked 18th in the world and sitting at #23 on the PGATour.com's "Top 30 to Watch" for 2017. He was also named 2016's "Scottish Player of the Year."
In other exciting, golf related news vineyard vines recently signed Web.com Tour Pro Tom Lovelady, a University of Alabama graduate and two time NCAA National Championship team member and captain. vineyard vines will be showcasing their Summer & Fall 2017 golf collections at this week's PGA Show, booth #4749.
vineyard vines®, a company best known for its whimsical neckties and smiling pink whale logo, was founded in 1998 on Martha's Vineyard when brothers Shep and Ian Murray cut their ties with corporate America to start making ties that represented the Good Life. In addition to signature neckwear, vineyard vines offers a variety of clothing and accessories for men, women and children. Products are sold in over 600 specialty and department stores worldwide, through a seasonal catalog at 1.800.892.4982, online at vineyardvines.com and at over ninety freestanding stores.
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