MANHATTAN BEACH, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Skechers Performance™–a division of SKECHERS USA Inc. (NYSE:SKX), welcomes home Skechers GO GOLF® ambassador Matt Kuchar, who represented the United States and finished with a bronze medal in the Men’s Individual Golf on Sunday, August 14, 2016. After a 112-year absence from the games, 60 athletes from around the world, including four Americans, set their sights on the historic moment to compete at the Campo Olimpico de Golfe. Kuchar was the only American to return home with a medal.
“To hear my name announced as an Olympian was a surreal moment, and I’ll admit, there were a few more butterflies,” said the 38-year old Kuchar. “We play the sport every day, but this absolutely felt different. To be able to represent my country and to bring home a medal for the United States is the proudest moment of my career.”
Kuchar’s final day on the Rio course was one to remember, as he played the round of his life. An eagle and six birdies helped propel him to a tournament-tying record 63, one stroke out of the silver medal position and three back from gold.
“Matt encompasses what it means to be a true champion and we are thrilled to have him represent not only Skechers Performance, but the United States,” said Michael Greenberg, president of SKECHERS. “It was an inspiring moment watching him make the podium in Rio and we are so incredibly proud of his accomplishment.”
Known as one of the most consistent players on the PGA Tour® over the past 12 years, the Georgia resident was tapped by Skechers Performance as a brand ambassador and to help design Skechers GO GOLF footwear, including the shoes he wore on the course in Rio. Kuchar is joined by additional world-class golf champions who make up the Skechers GO GOLF elite team: Ashlan Ramsey, Billy Andrade, Colin Montgomerie, Belen Mozo and newcomer Russell Knox.
Skechers GO GOLF has achieved prominence in the golf industry since launching nearly four years ago, and the footwear is known for its lightweight designs, high quality comfort, and superb stability. To learn more about Skechers Performance visit GOSkechers.com or follow on Facebook (facebook.com/SkechersPerformance), Twitter (twitter.com/skechersGO) and Instagram (instagram.com/skechersperformance). Skechers GO GOLF footwear is available at Skechers retail stores, select retail partners including golf pro shops and online at Skechers.com.
*SKECHERS USA, Inc. and Skechers Performance are not sponsors of the 2016 Olympics or any Olympic events.
About SKECHERS USA, Inc.
SKECHERS USA, Inc., based in Manhattan Beach, California, designs, develops and markets a diverse range of lifestyle footwear for men, women and children, as well as performance footwear for men and women. SKECHERS footwear is available in the United States and over 160 countries and territories worldwide via department and specialty stores, more than 1,410 SKECHERS Company-owned and third-party retail stores, and the Company’s e-commerce website. The Company manages its international business through a network of global distributors, joint venture partners in Asia, and wholly-owned subsidiaries in Brazil, Canada, Chile, Japan, Latin America and throughout Europe. For more information, please visit skechers.com and follow us on Facebook (facebook.com/SKECHERS) and Twitter (twitter.com/SKECHERSUSA).
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