CARLSBAD, Calif. (March 26, 2018) – adidas Golf’s roster of marquee gamers is getting a welcomed addition. Right this moment adidas introduced the signing of Haotong Li to a multi-year attire and footwear contract as he seeks to proceed his meteoric rise as one of many prime gamers on this planet. The addition of Li to the adidas crew offers the 3-Stripes probably the most attire and footwear athletes within the prime 50 within the Official World Golf Rating underneath 25 years outdated – Jon Rahm (3), Xander Schauffele (26) and now Li (41).
The 22-year-old from Hunan, China already has two European Tour victories to his identify, most lately on the Omega Dubai Desert Traditional the place he edged out a stellar area. By the use of his world rating – and third place end on the 2017 Open Championship – Li joins a brief record of gamers from China to get an invite to play within the Masters as he makes his first journey to Augusta subsequent week.
“We’re in search of gamers which are creators each on and off the course and it’s no query that Haotong matches that mould,” mentioned Tim McNulty, director of Sports activities Advertising, adidas Golf. “Being the youngest participant within the prime 50, he’s blazed a path in a short time to be seen and revered as a top-ranked participant, and we’re trying ahead to serving to him alongside the way in which with one of the best in attire and footwear the sport has to supply.”
Li is not any stranger to carving his personal path as he was the primary Chinese language member of the Internet.com Tour in 2015 that result in his standing on the PGA TOUR China and European Excursions. He additionally competed for Crew Asia within the 2018 EurAsia Cup. Li will play a combined schedule between PGA and European Excursions this season.