The sponsorship business in golf has elevated the status of the sport. AndiIt isn’t just the companies that provide golf products that are getting their marketing teams behind the PGA players. It’s any company that sees a need that can be met by one of the popular golfers wearing their products. Among the industries getting behind golfers are watch makers. There are plenty of quality watches being sported by golfers on the PGA Tour, but what are the top watch brands worn by golfers?
What Watches the Top Golf Pros Wear on Tour
This watch company is still owned by the family that founded them in 1875. The watches from Audemars Piguet feature some of the most unique and incredible designs on the market. One “ambassador” from the golfing world that you will see wearing one of these classy watches is U.S. Open and PGA Championship winner, Rory Mcllroy. The Northern Ireland-born golfer isn’t the only golfer with this sponsor, as Lee Westwood and Ian Poulter also wear these wrist-pieces.
The company has been in the news recently by expanding their group of golfing ambassadors list to include several young stars. Among the new additions to the team are Louis Oosthuizen, Keegan Bradley, and Bud Cauley. Cauley is just 23 and only turned professional in 2011. For the first time in his career, he entered the top 100 in the world rankings in July 2012. Bradley is most known for winning the 2011 PGA Championship in his first Major tournament and will now be known for wearing one of the best watch brands in the world. Oosthuizen is known mostly for winning the 2010 British Open Championship.
Tiger Woods, arguably the greatest golfer in this history of the sport was sponsored by Tag Heuer for years. The company has been in existence since 1860 and has been endorsed by countless stars including President Barack Obama, Brad Pitt, and Woods. Woods was one of the influences behind the first Tag Heuer watch made specifically to meet the comfort demands of golfers, but was dropped from the company after his extra-marital affairs several years back.
Omega has been in business since 1848 and continues to improve the looks of their products to match with the current design demands. The Omega brand has been around the wrists of the most influential people in the world including former United States President John F. Kennedy and Prince William. Among the golfers that will be seen donning these watches would be popular Spanish golfer Sergio Garcia and LPGA star, Michelle Wie.
Many consider the Rolex brand to be the Rolls Royce of watches. Despite its already incredible reputation, the company still sponsors athletes. The company was actually the first major company to sponsor Woods after all the news of his marital problems came up. Rolex came through and supported the 14-time Major Championship winner by adding to his net worth. Recent Masters champion Adam Scott is also sponsored by this elite watch company.