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Two new Chinese ambassadors signed by Nike Golf

18 June 2013 | Posted in Personal Endorsement, Golf, Asia | By Rachel Warnes

Nike Golf has announced that China's Hao-Tong Li and Xin-Jun Zhang have been added to its already extensive portfolio of players.

As ambassadors, Li and Zhang will represent Nike and use clubs, balls, footwear, gloves, apparel, headwear and accessories throughout their multiyear deals.

26-year old Zhang turned professional in 2010, and quickly had a remarkable 13th place finish in the 2011 Shanghai HSBC Championship. Most recently he won two gold medals and one silver in Chinese professional tournaments in 2011 and 2012. Prior to this, in 2007, Zhang was selected to represent China for international tournaments as a Chinese national team member.

Li turned professional in 2011 at the age of 16, and his most recent achievements include competing in this year's Australian PGA Championship and the New Zealand PGA Championship where he finished 39th and 5th respectively. Before turning professional, Li took home nine gold medals and six silver medals in the Asian games, and was named best amateur player in 2011. He also represented the Chinese national team in 2010 and 2011.

"We are excited to welcome these two young and talented athletes to the Nike Golf family," said Mark Thaxton, global director of sports marketing operations at Nike Golf. "Hao-Tong and Xin-Jun are our first head-to-toe atheletes in China and they will make great additions to our stable of athletes at a global level."

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