Campbell Looks To Take A Sizeable Bite With New Piranha Clubs
Bernie McGuire, Doha, Qatar.
Wednesday, January 31st, 2012
Michael Campbell is the new face of ‘Piranha Golf’ after signing a deal to represent the Australian-based clubs manufacturer.
Campbell was on show under the 'Piranha Golf' name at last week’s Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship and will contest this week's Commercial Bank Qatar Masters with the new clubs.
The former U.S. Open winner signed a sponsorship deal that sees Campbell with a 10-club deal along with a smart black-and-yellow Piranda bag plus he’ll wear shirts with the company’s logo.
“This is one of the first big changes in clubs for me in my career and I’m looking forward to representing Piranha Golf,” said Campbell.
“I was with Callaway for about eight years but overall I was with them for about 15 years.
“But I’ve now signed with Piranha Golf for three years. “So I believe we can align together well.
“They do have a few guys competing on the Nationwide Tour in the States but they were looking to sign a player competing on either the European Tour or PGA Tour and it’s just come along at a good time for me.”
This year marks Campbell’s 19th season in the pro ranks and despite a downturn in form since capturing the 2005 U.S. Open, the now Switzerland-based golfer is looking forward to his new season.
“Now that the family is settled in Switzerland, I am looking forward to concentrating more on my golf,” he said.
“We moved into a great new house on January 2nd and the boys, who are now aged 11 and 13, are really liking it.
“I am asked them if they would prefer the beach and the sun or the snow and Swiss chocolates and the snow and chocolates won easily.”
Campbell will play the opening two rounds in Qatar in the company of Scotland’s Richie Ramsay and Frenchman Gregory Bourdy.
Ramsay, who just announced his engagement, is coming off a victory in Monday’s Emirates Airlines Invitational at Yas Links in Abu Dhabi.
Campbell joined Ramsay and some 50 European Tour pros in the event.