Illinois’ Small inks equipment deal with Wilson

Illinois’ Small inks equipment deal with Wilson


Illinois’ Small inks equipment deal with Wilson

Mike Small, the head coach at the University of Illinois and the reigning PGA Professional National Champion, has signed a multiyear equipment deal with Wilson Golf. The move was announced after Kevin Streelman signed with the company, joining a stable of PGA Tour players including Ricky Barnes and three-time major champion Padraig Harrington.

“We are honored to have Mike Small join the Wilson Golf family,” said Tim Clarke, general manager of Wilson Golf. “What he has accomplished as a three-time PGA Professional National Champion, eight-time winner of the Illinois PGA Championship and as a coach at the University of Illinois is nothing short of spectacular. To have such a talented Chicagoan representing our Chicago-based brand is a tremendous compliment to what our equipment brings to the game.”

Small will play Wilson Staff FG62 irons and FG Tour wedges, carry a Wilson Staff bag and wear a hat featuring the company’s logo.

“I have been truly privileged with success on the golf course as a professional golfer and with my student athletes at the University of Illinois,” Small said in a statement. “I look forward to playing the Wilson Staff FG brand and representing a Chicago-based company with such a great legacy and exciting future in the game.”

Small is one of the most prolific winners in the state’s history: nine Illinois PGA Championships, four Illinois Open Championships and three Professional PGA Championships. He also has been head men’s golf coach at Illinois since 2000. The Illini currently are No. 6 in the Golfweek/Sagarin College Rankings.


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