Michael Greenberg, the president of Skechers Golf, has paid tribute to brand ambassador Matt Fitzptraick following his stunning victory at the 122nd US Open at The Country Club, Brookline.
Fitzpatrick earned his first Major victory – and the first tournament win wearing Skechers shoes – after firing a final round 71 to claim a one-shot win over Will Zalatoris.
Competing in Skechers GO GOLF Pro 5 Hyper footwear, Fitzpatrick finished on six-under par to become only the second player in history to win the US Amateur (2013) and US Open at the same venue.
“It came down to the end on Sunday and winning my first major has been a lifelong goal, so for it to happen on this course where I won the US Amateur, there’s just so much emotion,” said Fitzpatrick. “The weather was a big challenge, but I was able to stay focused, thanks to the comfort and performance of Skechers working well for me on the course.”
Michael Greenberg, president of Skechers, said: “We always knew Matt was a special player, so for him to be in Skechers earning a career-defining victory at the historic US Open is valuable exposure for the Skechers GO GOLF brand.
“The US Open is one of the most prestigious showcases for the sport, so millions viewing on television watched a player never give up and compete to the end for his first Majors win — all while illustrating how our footwear delivers the comfort and performance that any golfer desires. There’s so much on the horizon for this champ, and we’re honored to be with him.”
Earlier this year, Fitzpatrick joined the stable of Skechers tour pros, which also includes Brooke Henderson, Colin Montgomerie and Billy Andrade. Former NFL quarterback and broadcaster Tony Romo is also an ambassador for the brand’s golf footwear and appears in GO GOLF marketing campaigns.
Known for its lightweight, high-quality, stable and comfortable designs, Skechers GO GOLF has achieved prominence within the golf category alongside the brand’s award-winning running, walking and training collections. Select styles include signature innovations like Skechers Arch Fit, ULTRA GO and Hyper Burst cushioning, along with other key features.
Skechers GO GOLF footwear is available at Skechers retail stores and at skechers.com, as well as select retail partners and pro shops.