Golf: South African golfer Ernie Els - affectionately known as ‘The Big Easy’ - has signed an equipment deal with Japanese brand XXIO. The four-time major champion, 48, will use XXIO clubs and carry an XXIO bag during his full 2018 schedule.
More golf: Three PGA Tour players have penned endorsement deals with Vistage. Australia’s Marc Leishman and Americans Charley Hoffman and Stewart Cink all signed with the chief executive peer advisory organisation ahead of the Farmers Insurance Open in San Diego, California, which wraps up on Sunday.
Darts: Online trade review service Checkatrade has agreed a last-minute deal to become an official partner of this weekend’s Unibet Masters darts tournament, which will feature 16 players including recently crowned world champion Rob Cross.
Air racing: The Red Bull Air Race international series has extended its partnership with Air BP, the aviation division of British oil and gas giant BP, for a further three years.
Cycling: Manchester-based technology solutions and services business Brother UK has renewed its sponsorship of British cycling outfit Team Canyon Eisberg. The company’s logo will appear on both shoulders of the team’s riders’ jerseys for the duration of the 2018 UCI Continental season.
Motorsport: Star Nursery Garden Center will be the title sponsor of the K&N Pro Series West event at Las Vegas Motor Speedway’s dirt track on 13th September. The Star Nursery 100 will be the first time the company has sponsored one of Nascar’s regional series races since 2001.
More motorsport: New Era Cap, which is already the official headwear of the IndyCar Series, has expanded its presence within the sport after signing an apparel partnership with one of the open wheel racing championship’s teams. Under the terms of the agreement, Schmidt Peterson Motorsports’ drivers will all wear shirts, coats, vest, winter headwear and training apparel provided by the US manufacturer.