ECCO Staff Player Fred Couples Wins AT&T Championship Wearing Golf Street Hybrid Shoe
Claims Seven-Stroke Victory for Sixth Champions Tour Title
(Londonderry, New Hampshire)—Danish brand ECCO—maker of the world’s most comfortable, technically-advanced footwear—confirms that Staff Player Fred Couples wore its Golf Street Premier hybrid shoes while capturing the Champions Tour’s AT&T Championship this past weekend at TPC San Antonio’s Canyons Course.
Showcasing the ECCO logo on his headwear, the 51-year-old earned his second win of the season by firing rounds of 65, 62 and 66. His 193 total set the tournament record and placed him seven shots clear of the field. With the victory, Couples moves to eighth place in the Charles Schwab Cup standings, despite only competing in nine events this year.
“I haven’t had a seven-shot lead since ‘92 or ‘90 or whenever the heck it was,” said Couples. “It’s a weird feeling, but once we got to the back nine I played much better and I pulled away to a lead that was plenty.”
In 2010, Couples became the first player in history to win three of his first four Champions Tour events. He went on to claim a fourth title and was honored as the Champions Tour Rookie of the Year and Byron Nelson Award winner.
“Fred always looks great and seems to play his best when competing in Golf Street,” says Jesper Thuen, ECCO Global Marketing Manager – Golf. “This was a spectacular win that continues the momentum for our shoes in the hybrid category that ECCO pioneered.”
The first and only true hybrid sport-casual shoe designed to be worn both on and off the course, Golf Street showcases a completely unique outsole with approximately 100 molded traction bars and more than 800 tractions angles. Providing superb grip in all conditions, the wear-resistant and highly durable outsole is constructed from a TPU material that has been shown to last five times longer than rubber. New for 2012 are models that respectively showcase performance textile and reptile printed leather uppers.
ECCO golf shoes are also worn in competition by scores of international Tour stars, including Graeme McDowell, Thomas Bjorn, Stuart Appleby, Thongchai Jaidee, Aaron Baddeley, Thorbjørn Olesen, Andreas Hartø, John Bickerton, Bradley Dredge, Belen Mozo, Gerina Piller, Jennifer Johnson and many others.
ECCO, a world leading brand of shoes combining style and comfort, has built its success on uncompromising quality, innovative technology and the design philosophy, “the shoe must follow the foot.” ECCO is the only major shoe manufacturer to own and manage every step of the shoemaking process, and its employees are the life force behind its products, designing, developing, producing, and taking responsibility for every detail. ECCO products can be found in 4,000 branded sales locations in over 90 countries, a growth fueled by ECCO’s consistent aim of making the best shoes in the world.
ECCO USA is based in Londonderry, New Hampshire. For more information: visit http://www.eccousa.com, 800.886.3226.