Friday, October 31, 2008

Harrington signs $10million new
contract to play Wilson clubs

It's been confirmed that repeating Open champion Padraig Harrington has signed a three-year extension of his contact with Wilson Golf which will earn him $10 million.
The negotiations began seven months ago on a renewal of his contract but Harrington successfully defended the Open title at Royal Birkdale and then won the US PGA championship, two major victories that increased the Irishman's value to the Wilson Company.
It is believed that other club and equipment manufacturers had made offers to add Harrington to their "stable," but he said he was never tempted to leave Wilson with whom he has had a 10-year arrangement.
Harrington has done more than play Wilson clubs, he has helped the company develop clubs to his requirements.
Harrington now enjoys the same status as the other big names who use Wilson equipment in other sporting arenas, tennis superstars Roger Federer and the Williams sisters and New England Patriots quarter back Tom Brady.



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