British golfer Danny Willett has signed an apparel agreement with Japanese sportswear brand Descante.
The 2016 Masters champion will wear the challenger brand's golf apparel for the duration of the deal,beginning with the Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship on 19th January. The world number 11 will lend his image to future advertising campaigns for the manufacturer, which describes itself as 'premium athletic golf wear'. Willett will also make a set number of personal appearances in his role as global ambassador.
The financial terms of the long-term deal were not revealed.
"I'm really excited to be joining Descante," said Willett. "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."
Catherine JuYoung Rhee, sports marketing manager for Descante, added: "We are thrilled at this new association with Danny, and to have partnered with the current Masters champion is a great honour for our brand.
"This is the perfect partnership for us and gives us the opportunity to globally increase our presence in what is a rapidly expanding market for us."
Willett won the 2016 Masters by three shots from American Jordan Spieth and fellow Briton Lee Westwood.