STAMFORD, Conn., April 4, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Brothers Shep and Ian Murray, CEOs and co-founders of vineyard vines announced today that they have inked a two year deal with PGA Tour Pro Russell Knox as his official apparel provider. Knox, winner of the 2015 WGC HSBC Champions, will sport VV's signature pink whale logo on the right sleeve and right back pants pocket on all of his apparel. Knox joins PGA Tour Pro Jason Dufner to become vineyard vines second sponsored golfer, both of which will be playing this week in the Masters Tournament.
"We love Russell's story," said Ian Murray, vineyard vines CEO & co-founder. "We can relate to his perseverance and drive to achieve his goals. We share a sense of entrepreneurship; we both worked our tails off to be able to make a living doing what we love."
"We're thrilled to be working with Russell," said Shep Murray, vineyard vines CEO & co-founder. "This partnership with Russell, as well as our work with America's Cup sailing, is beginning to bring our brand visibility on the international stage. That's an incredibly exciting next step for us as we continue to grow."
"I truly am excited to partner with vineyard vines," said Russell Knox. "I love the clothing as well as their commitment to having fun and giving back. Shep and Ian have built a remarkable brand and I am thrilled to represent it on the PGA Tour."
Knox has been trending upward, rising from #328 to #34 in the Official World Golf Ranking in less than three seasons. In 2014, he lost in a playoff at the Honda Classic and finished 40th in the FedEx Cup race while cracking the top-100 in the world rankings. He enjoyed a solid 2015 PGA Tour season as well, notching two 3rd-place finishes and ending 34th in the FedEx Cup. With help from his win this season he currently sits 5th in FedEx Cup standings and 34th in the Official World Golf Rankings.
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 seventy freestanding stores.
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