Wilson Golf sent me a release this morning that announced that Windy City native, Kevin Streelman, has signed an endorsement contract with the Chicago-based company.
“Wilson Golf is excited to welcome Kevin Streelman to the Wilson Golf team,” said Tim Clarke, general manager of Wilson Golf. “Kevin is truly entering the prime of his career and we are excited to be a part of that process. We couldn’t be more proud to have a native-Chicagoan representing our Chicago-based brand on the PGA TOUR.”Streelman will play the Wilson Staff FG Tour irons and the Wilson Staff FG Tour wedges in all tournament play, as well as carry the distinctive red and white Wilson Staff bag and wear Wilson Staff headwear through the 2012 season.“You can’t say enough about the history of Wilson Golf and what the company has meant to the game,” said Streelman. “I look forward to great success in the future while playing the Wilson Staff FG Tour irons and am proud to represent a company with such a great legacy.”Streelman ranked 24th on TOUR with five top-ten finishes and finished 25th in the 2010 FedEx Cup standings. Notable PGA TOUR finishes include a T3 at The Barclays at Ridgewood Country Club where he shot a tournament-low 63, a T7 at the Arnold Palmer Invitational at Bay Hill and a T9 at the year-ending TOUR Championship at East Lake Country Club in Atlanta, Ga. His recent success in 2010 has qualified him for the upcoming 2011 Masters, 2011 U.S. Open and 2011 British Open.See-Try-Buy: Learn more about Wilson clubs, and schedule your fitting with GolfTEC or Golfsmith. Related: Follow David Dusek on Twitter | Facebook (Photo by Fred Vuich/SI)