Steve Stricker is the fifth-ranked player in the world, but as far as I can tell, he’s tops in one department – sponsor logos worn.
I needed three holes during Saturday’s telecast of the WGC-Cadillac Championship to count ‘em all.
Let’s see. There was the Foot Joy (FJ) logo emblazoned on the left collar and upper back of his shirt, and “Avis” was on the right.
Allianz dominated the right side of Stricker’sred shirt and NYSE was stitched over his heart.
Moving right along, Titleist’s logo was on the golfer’s left sleeve, but his right sleeve, for now at least, is vacant.
That’s six logos on one shirt, along with a Titleist cap,which included yet another FJ.
I didn’t see the entire field, but of the golfers I saw, Stricker had the most very visible logos, almost twice as many as anyone else. Heck, his playing partner had just one logo – the Nike Swoosh. Of course, the golfing partner was Tiger Woods, who has pocketed more millions from Nike than any other company.
Not even Rory McIlroy, the world’s No. 1 golfer, can match Stricker in logos.
Stricker is starting to look more like a race-car driver than a golfer.
It’s all well and good that Stricker has a lot of sponsors, but I sure wish the PGA would put a limit on the number of logos allowed on any one shirt. Two is plenty.