(LONDONDERRY, NH) – Danish company ECCO – a leading manufacturer of innovative footwear – confirms that ambassador Fred Couples wore the Danish company’s famed BIOM HYBRID CLASSIC shoe en route to victory at the Chubb Classic on Sunday, claiming his 12th PGA TOUR Champions title.
Competing in the company’s multi-award-winning design, the 57-year-old World Golf Hall-of-Famer shot a final round 67 on Sunday to finish at 16-under-par for the week.
"Like for anyone, it feels great. It was a tough day, but it really feels good to play well," said Couples. "It's never easy to win a golf tournament. This is a good course. You have to hit a lot of good shots. I think I hit quite a few."
The three shot victory at TwinEagles Golf Club in Naples, Florida, is Couples’ 64th win as a professional and takes him to No. 1 in the Charles Schwab Cup standings.
“As one of our longest-standing brand ambassadors, we’re always thrilled when Fred is able to add to his already unbelievably impressive record,” said Jesper Thuen, Head of Asia-Pacific and sponsorship at ECCO Golf. “He makes the game look so easy and his fluid swing is still one of the most iconic within the game.”
ECCO BIOM HYBRID CLASSIC utilizes soft yak leather HYDROMAX® treated uppers to provide superb weather and perspiration resistant properties. Additional features include the company’s patented BIOM® NATURAL MOTION® and E-DTS® outsole technologies which combine to offer an anatomical last shape with superb cushioning, advanced support and superior grip.
ECCO Golf shoes are also worn in competition around the world by Ernie Els, Smylie Kaufman, Peter Hanson, Thomas Bjørn, Lydia Ko, Minjee Lee, Caroline Masson and Gerina Piller, among others.
ECCO®, a world-leading brand of shoes combining style and comfort, has built its success on great design and leather quality, and innovative technology. Founded in Denmark in 1963, ECCO is one of the few major shoe manufacturers in the world, which owns and manages every aspect of its leather and shoe productions, and its retail sales. ECCO is among the largest producers in the world of high-quality leather, which is used in ECCO’s shoes, and own production of leather goods and is also sold to several leading luxury brands. Today, ECCO products are sold in 87 countries in more than 3,300 ECCO shops and shop-in-shops, and at more than 14,000 sales points around the world. The company is family-owned and employs more than 19,000 people worldwide.
ECCO USA is based in Londonderry, New Hampshire. For more information: www.eccousa.com, 800.886.3226.