Tony Finau signs endorsement deal with Ping

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Tony Finau signs endorsement deal with Ping

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Tony Finau signs endorsement deal with Ping

Tony Finau, one of the longest hitters on the PGA Tour and the winner of the 2016 Puerto Rico Open, has signed an endorsement deal with Ping. Under the terms of the agreement, Finau, 28, will use at least 11 Ping clubs and the company’s bag. He will continue to wear Nike apparel and footwear.

Finau began using several Ping clubs last season, including iBlade irons and an i200 3-iron. Last week at the Farmers Insurance Open he averaged 325.6 yards per tee shot using one of the company’s new G400 MAX drivers. For this PGA Tour season, his driving average is 328.8 yards.

“Tony is very charismatic and has tremendous character,” Ping president John K. Solheim said in a news release. “He’s great with the fans and well-respected by his fellow Tour players. He’s one of the most athletic players on tour who uses his strength to generate a lot of power -– he can really hit the ball a long way and has the overall game to become a consistent winner on Tour. We’ve developed a great relationship with him in the last year as he’s looked to play the best equipment available for his game. We believe it’s a great fit for both of us.”

Finau played Ping’s G LS Tec driver last season without having an endorsement deal in place with the company, but when the new G400 MAX became available he switched to it after practicing with it for two weeks.

“I have the same shaft in there, they just sent me the head,” he said. “Right away, the misses were the big thing. First, I loved the look of the driver. You’ve got to be able to set it down and know that you can hit this and make it work. After I hit it, I could tell my misses weren’t nearly as bad. My miss is right and when I hit this driver on the heel it didn’t get away quite as fast or go nearly as far right, so I knew that it could potentially be a great driver for me.”

Finau finished last season ranked 19th on the FedEx Cup point list, had eight top-10 finishes and earned $2,838,629 in prize money.

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