(Ms Creamer to wear outfits bearing the RICOH logo on the left sleeve)
Ricoh Co., Ltd. (Shiro Kondo, President and CEO) has extended the commercial endorsement contract begun in 2008 with Paula Creamer, a top female professional golfer from the United States.
Paula Creamer will wear outfits featuring the Ricoh brand logo when she plays golf from now on. Through communication activities with Paula Creamer, a distinguished golfer who won this year’s U.S. Women’ s Open, Ricoh will strengthen its brand with customers worldwide.
Paula Creamer, 24, started playing golf at the age of 10 and turned pro in 2005 at 18 years of age after winning 19 amateur titles.
In 2005, one week before her high school graduation, Paula became the youngest player ever to win an LPGA Tour event. In the same year, she became the youngest golfer in the history of women's golf to earn more than one million dollars.
Since then she has set the record of becoming the fastest to earn 2M, 3M, 4M, and 5M US dollars as well.
This year, Paula Creamer won the U.S. Women’ s Open and is currently #11 in the USLPGA 2010 annual winnings rankings. With the LPGA Tour money leader in sight, she is one of the top players to be watched.
In recent years, Ricoh has sponsored the Ricoh Women's British Open, one of the world's four major women's golf tournaments. Ricoh is also special sponsor for the Japan LPGA Tour Championship Ricoh Cup, one of the four Japanese majors.
With its new partnership with Paula Creamer, who is expected to further her international achievements, Ricoh looks forward to promoting the player through LPGA sponsorships while enhancing its own brand value.
|Paula Creamer's Profile|
|Home: California, United States
Height: 175 cm (5'9’)
Professional Career: Began 2005
Paula Creamer's Performance in 2010
|ShopRite LPGA Classic||7th||66th|
|LPGA Championship Presented by Wegmans||42nd tie||63rd|
|U.S. Women's Open||Win||8th|
|Evian Masters Presented by Société Générale||37th tie||8th|
|RICOH Women's British Open||21st tie||8th|
|CNCN Canadian Women's Open||15th tie||9th|
|USLPGA Ranking as of 1st Oct||11th|
|Rolex Rankings as of 1st Oct||10th|
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