PUMA® Golf Pro Geoff Ogilvy Wins World Golf Championships Match Play Tournament

March 14, 2006

Wearing the new PUMA Golf Collection, Ogilvy Stands Out on the Course


March 3, 2006 Boston, MA – PUMA® athlete Geoff Ogilvy shook up the golf industry this past week after securing the biggest win in his career at the World Golf Championships Match Play Tournament in Carlsbad, California on February 26. Making heads turn with his stellar athletic skills and bold, colorful style, 28-year old Ogilvy sported pieces of the new PUMA Golf collection, proving that comfort, style and performance all matter when playing the game.

“Geoff Ogilvy embodies the combination of athletic excellence and style that is synonymous with the PUMA brand, and we congratulate him on this latest achievement” said Jochen Zeitz, PUMA Chairman and CEO. “Not only has he made his own mark in the world of Golf, he has attributed to PUMA’s successful entry into this category.”

“PUMA created a collection for golfers that truly meets their performance needs,” said Geoff Ogilvy. “Not only does the collection provide me with technical benefits and comfort I want, but PUMA offers a style and look that allows me to make a statement that fits my fashion sense.”
Ogilvy was seen in various pieces from PUMA’s new spring and forthcoming autumn Golf collection throughout the World Golf Championships. PUMA Golf gave “The Cardiac Kid” all the performance attributes needed by a professional golfer while also creating an unexpected, modern look never seen before in the traditionally conservative world of golf.

During the five-day tournament, Geoff Ogilvy was seen wearing:

* The PG GTX spikes allowed for a close-to-the-ground feel, forefoot flexibility, ease of traction and transition through his golf swing.
* PUMA’s Golf Pants featuring a Teflon coated overlay on the back legs, pin tuck details on the center front legs and knee darts for articulation and ease of movement. Geoff accessorized his outfit with the black Golf Belt, which features the PUMA cat on the buckle.
* The merino wool Golf Knitted Sweater created a dramatic look, making Geoff truly visible during the competition.
* The Golf Polo in colors orchid pink, fresh salmon and crystal blue and the Golf Sleeveless Knit Top featuring a distinctive “18-hole” logo in a vibrant pastel color palette, adding a splash of color on the fairways and greens.

PUMA signed Ogilvy in January to a four-year agreement. As part of the deal, Ogilvy wore PUMA Golf footwear and apparel at all of his appearances on the Tour. In addition, beginning on March 18th, he will star in the company’s first global golf television and print advertising campaign with PUMA’s first female professional golfer, Erica Blasberg.

With Ogilvy’s win at the World Golf Championships Match Play, the Australian-born golfer achieves a career-high of 26th, an improvement of 27 spots according to The World Golf Rankings.

PUMA Golf offers performance footwear, apparel and accessories and select lifestyle pieces for men and women that will enhance your game as well as your style. The PUMA Golf Collection worn by Geoff Ogilvy lands at select retailers and PUMA Concept Stores worldwide in March 2006.

For more information visit www.puma.com
For images please visit www.thenewsmarket.com