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The Tour Report

January 10 2011

12:28 PM

Bramlett signs with Nike

PGA TOUR rookie Joseph Bramlett has signed a multi-year agreement with with Nike Golf that covers clubs, ball, footwear, glove, bag, apparel, headwear and accessories.

Bramlett, who tied for 16th at the final stage of q-school, will make his PGA TOUR debut this week at the Sony Open in Hawaii. The 22-year-old Stanford alum is the first athlete of African-American heritage to graduate from q-school in 25 years.

“I am very excited to begin my professional golf career as a Nike athlete,” Bramlett said. “Nike equipment has been in my bag throughout my amateur and collegiate career and I believe strongly in its technology and performance.”

Bramlett graduated from Stanford in less than four years and turned professional last fall. He earned All-America honors as a freshmen when The Cardinal won the NCAA title. Bramlett also overcame two injuries to his wrist that nearly derailed his college career.

"Joseph is a fine example of determination and will,” said Mark Thaxton, global sports marketing director of operations for Nike Golf.  “We look forward to having Joseph on the PGA TOUR this year representing Nike Golf.”

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