October 13, 2016
By Jonathan Wall, PGATOUR.COM
- Aaron Baddeley has won four times on the PGA TOUR and enters 2016-17 with new equipment. (Courtesy of PING)
Aaron Baddeley will begin the 2016-17 PGA TOUR season with a new equipment deal after signing a multi-year contract with PING that will see him play a minimum of 11 PING clubs, including the company's driver and putter, wear a PING hat and carry a PING staff bag.
The Aussie's equipment setup features a PING G LS Tec driver and G 3-wood that were in the bag for last season's win at the Barbasol Championship. In addition to the driver and fairway wood, he’ll make his PING debut in Napa with iBlade irons and a PING prototype putter.
“I’m thrilled to be representing a brand that enjoys the reputation it does," said Baddeley, who's based down the road from PING headquarters in Scottsdale, Arizona. "I know from first-hand experience how good PING equipment is, and I’m excited to be part of the PING family. This feels like a really good step in my career and I’m extremely motivated for the upcoming season to continue the success I enjoyed last season. With PING clubs I have a lot of confidence I can do that.”
In addition to notching his fourth TOUR title last season, Baddeley posted five top 10's in 28 starts and advanced to the BMW Championship during the FedExCup Playoffs.
“Aaron has shown a great deal of talent over the years, he has a positive attitude, and he has a home in Scottsdale so we’ve gotten a chance to know him and his family,” Solheim said. “He has played PING equipment at times in his career so he feels like a natural fit for our brand on and off the course."
Before signing with PING, Baddeley used a mixed bag that included a Tour Exotics 5-wood, Adams MB2 irons, Vokey wedges and an Odyssey putter. He was also one of the only players on TOUR who carried a staff bag that didn't have an equipment sponsor on the side panels.