Ping signs Chun to multi-year deal

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Ping has signed Korean star In Gee Chun, ranked No 4 in the Rolex World Ranking, to a multi-year agreement. Chun was the runaway LPGA Rookie of the Year last season and earned her second LPGA Major crown at the Evian Masters with a 21-under-par total – the lowest winning score in Major history, men’s or women’s.

The 22-year-old also captured the US Women’s Open in 2015, the year she became the first player to win Majors on three separate tours: the LPGA Tour, LPGA of Korea and LPGA of Japan, during the same calendar year.

“In Gee has been playing at an elite level since she turned pro in 2012, but it’s still amazing that she’s only 22 and has already won 13 times worldwide,” said Ping Chairman & CEO John A. Solheim. “As her multiple major titles demonstrate, she has a tremendous all-around game and her consistency is what any player looks for. It seems like if she’s not winning she’s always in the mix on Sunday. We welcome the continuation of our relationship with In Gee and we look forward to watching her compete in the coming year.”

In her bag: G LS Tec driver, G Stretch 3-wood, G hybrids, i irons, and a Scottsdale TR Anser 2 putter.

“For me, Ping clubs are the absolute highest quality, and this gives me complete confidence,” Chun said. “Confidence is important because I have to be able to hit all kinds of shots. Ping’s equipment is the best and they have knowledgeable people who make sure I’m fitted with the product that works best for my game. I feel very glad to be with Ping and am excited for the year ahead.”

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