Nike Golf signs Wichita State star Garza of Texas to endorsement deal

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Published: Thursday, August 05, 2010 | 5:24 p.m.

Nike Golf has signed collegiate star Dustin Garza, who will make his professional debut as a Nike Golf athlete when he tees it up in the PGA Tour's Travelers Championship in Cromwell, Conn. This announcement comes just three weeks after Nike Golf signed another collegiate star, Matt Hill, who made his professional debut at the PGA Tour's Memorial Tournament.

Garza, a 22-year-old from Mission, Texas, has signed a multi-year agreement and will represent Nike Golf in clubs, ball, footwear, glove, bag, apparel, headwear and accessories.

"Signing with Nike Golf is incredible," said Garza. "I love what Nike stands for and I'm impressed by the knowledge and the passion that goes into how they develop products for athletes. They know their stuff and I'm honored to be representing the Swoosh."

Garza enjoyed an illustrious career while playing for Wichita State University. A winner of 12 collegiate events, Garza surpassed fellow Nike athlete Tiger Woods' record of 11 wins while competing at Stanford University. This year, Garza was a NCAA Division 1 First Team All-American and the Missouri Valley Conference Player of the Year. Among his 12 collegiate championships, Garza won two Missouri Valley Conference championships.

"Dustin is extremely athletic and knows how to compete," said Mark Thaxton, Director of Sports Marketing for Nike Golf. "He is exceptionally long and has a great sense of feel around the greens. We are very excited to add him to our talented roster of athletes."

Garza's Nike Golf Arsenal
--Driver: Nike Victory Red (VR) STR8-FIT Tour 8.5 degrees
--Fairway Wood: Nike VR STR8-FIT 3-wood/15 degree
--Hybrid: Nike SQ MACHSPEED 18-degree/#2 hybrid
--Irons: Nike VR Split Cavity (3 & 4), Nike VR Forged TW Blades (5-PW)
--Wedges: Nike VR Forged 53 and 59 degree
--Putter: Nike Method 001
--Ball: Nike ONE Tour D
--Apparel: Nike Golf Tour Collection
--Footwear: Nike Golf