Nike Golf Signs Two New Chinese Ambassadors
By Community | June 18, 2013
Nike Golf has revealed two new ambassadors for its roster with the addition of China’s Hao-Tong Li and Xin-Jun Zhang.
In a multi-year agreement, Li and Zhang will represent the Swoosh in clubs, ball, footwear, glove, apparel, headwear and accessories.
From the Hunan Province in China, Li turned professional in 2011 at the age of 16. As an amateur, Li took home nine gold medals and six silver medals in the Asian games in various cities in China. He finished T21 in the 2011 One Asia Nanshan Masters and was named the Best Amateur Player. Li represented the Chinese National Team in 2010 and 2011. More recently, Li competed in this year’s Australian PGA Championship and the New Zealand PGA Championship where he finished T39 and T5, respectively.
From the Shanxi Province in China, 26-year old Zhang turned professional in 2010 at the age of 23. In 2007, he was selected to be a Chinese National Team member to represent China for international tournaments. When Zhang turned professional, he had a remarkable T13 finish in the 2011 Shanghai HSBC Championship. He won two gold medals and one silver medal for Chinese Professional Tournaments in 2011 and 2012.
“We are excited to welcome these two young and talented athletes to the Nike Golf family.” said Mark Thaxton, Global Director of Sports Marketing Operations at Nike Golf. “Hao-Tong and Xin-Jun are our first head-to-toe athletes in China and they will make great additions to our stable of athletes at a global level.”