New York, NY. April 2009– Polo Ralph Lauren announced today that professional golfer Morgan Pressel has signed a new multi-year contract with the luxury apparel company. As part of this extended contract, Ms. Pressel will continue to serve as a brand ambassador for Ralph Lauren Golf worldwide.
Polo Ralph Lauren has been the exclusive apparel sponsor of Ms. Pressel since 2006. In 2007, she won the Kraft Nabisco Championship making her the youngest player in LPGA history to win a major championship at 18 years, 10 months and 9 Days.
“I am so excited and proud to continue to represent Ralph Lauren Golf. I have always loved the brand and am incredibly thankful for their support through the years,” said Morgan Pressel.”
“Morgan is an outstanding golfer and the perfect ambassador for Ralph Lauren Golf. She is also a wonderful role model who showcases an inspiring commitment to philanthropy with her dedication to finding a cure for breast cancer,” said David Lauren, Senior Vice President of Advertising, Marketing and Corporate Communications for Ralph Lauren.
Ralph Lauren Golf collection for women continues to combine the iconic Ralph Lauren style with the latest innovations in technical fabrics creating apparel that is unparalleled in style and performance both on and off the course.
On the philanthropic front, Ms. Pressel has been actively involved in Polo Ralph Lauren's Pink Pony initiative in the fight against cancer. Beginning in 2007 Ralph Lauren Golf introduced the “Morgan Shirt,” a limited edition Pink Pony Golf shirt with a percentage of proceeds benefiting a special Pink Pony Fund designation to the Lynn Cancer Institute at the Boca Raton Community Hospital and the University of Miami Sylvester Cancer Center.
Ms. Pressel is among an elite roster of professional golf tour players sponsored by Polo Ralph Lauren. Other players include Tom Watson, Davis Love III, Luke Donald and Jonathan Byrd.