Masters champion Danny Willett is now a global brand ambassador for sportswear company DESCENTE. The world No. 11 from Sheffield has signed a long-term golf and athletic apparel sponsorship deal to showcase the brand’s golf clothing collection, and will wear DESCENTE for the first time at this week’s Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship.
Willett’s 2016 included a victory at the Masters, his Ryder Cup debut, he finished second in the European Tour’s Race to Dubai for the second successive year and he also represented Great Britain at the Rio Olympics.
“I’m really excited to be joining DESCENTE,” said Willett, 29, who will be making his first tournament appearance of 2017 in Abu Dhabi. “The clothing is fantastic quality and I really like the style. It’s unique and not like anything else you see out on tour. My family and I have also been using the skiwear and it is brilliant. I’m proud to be an ambassador of such a great clothing company.”
Founded in Japan, DESCENTE started as a sportswear brand by producing skiwear, and is now official supplier to the Swiss national skiing team, British and Swiss triathlon teams and German bobsleigh, luge and skeleton teams.
Described as “premium athletic golf wear,” the innovative range offers high fashion and cutting-edge technology clothing for all golfers with elegant design and honed functionality. The golf collection is available in Japan, Korea, and DESCENTE’S flagship shop in London’s Carnaby Street.