Oakley Signs Women's World #1 Golfer Yani Tseng
Oakley is pleased to welcome Taiwanese golfer Yani Tseng to the company’s Global Women’s Team! Ranked number one in the Women’s World Golf Rankings, Yani has relied on Oakley’s unique blend of technology, performance and style for years. Her penchant for winning tournaments and setting records not only aligns with Oakley’s drive to set industry standards for premium sport performance products, but also makes her a fitting ambassador among the company’s crop of driven young golfers revolutionizing the game today.
“Yani is an athlete whom Oakley has had the privilege of supporting from the early stages of her career,” said Patrick McIlvain, Oakley VP Global Sports Marketing. “It is always amazing to be a part of that journey and with Yani, the ride has been incredible. We’re pleased to further our support as she continues to make her mark on the world of golf.”
At just 22-years old, Yani is the youngest player ever, male or female, to win five major championships. Having worn Oakley sunglasses since she was 15 Yani cannot imagine playing golf without her Oakley eyewear. “I am able to focus on my game knowing that my eyes are protected by my Oakley Fast Jackets,” says Yani. “Their comfort and style help me to feel great and perform at my best! I’m really thrilled to now extend my partnership with the Oakley team – the coolest team in sports!"
In addition to Oakley’s renowned sport performance eyewear, Yani will take advantage of the company’s new Women’s Active Collection. The collection offers the same superior optical quality that athletes, and consumers alike, have come to depend on for protection, clarity and comfort with stylish frames. Made with athletic women like Yani in mind, the Women’s Active Collection allows female athletes to be powerfully protected without sacrificing an ounce of their individual style.
Yani closed out 2011 with the honor of being named the LPGA Player of the Year for the second consecutive year and she shows no signs of letting up.