DOB: 15 July 1980
Marcel Siem, a highly popular German known for his blonde ponytail and strapping physique, has posted a top ten PGA Tour finish and three European Tour wins to his name in the past two years. And he is hungry for more.
Joining the Wilson Staff brand during its centennial year, Marcel is eager to compete in a major and capture Wilson Staff's 62nd major victory. Owning his first putter at the age of two and growing up as a tenacious competitor, he has all the tools to make it happen.
DOB: 06 February 1981
Ricky Barnes competed at the University of Arizona, where he was named Pac-10 Player of the Year twice. After winning the 102nd U.S. Amateur in 2002, he turned professional and has been instrumental in Wilson Staff product development.
Barnes’s wife, Suzanne Stonebarger, is a professional beach volleyball player. Together Ricky and Suzanne have created The Ricky Barnes Foundation, encouraging children to develop an active lifestyle and make healthy choices to boost self-esteem and confidence.
DOB: 11 Nov. 1978
Kevin Streelman will be defending the U.S. title at the ISPS HANDA World Cup of Golf this week. Growing up caddying across the Chicago area, Streelman realized early what it meant to work hard. His success in high school and early college guided him to captain the men’s golf team at Duke University, where he was encouraged by Alumnus Joe Ogilve to give professional golf a try. After spending years seeking a breakthrough on the Dakotas Tour, he received his tour card in 2007. He claimed his first PGA Tour title at the Tampa Bay Championship in March 2013 where on the thirteenth hole of the final round, his FG Tour V2 5-iron guided him to the best shot of his life. In proceeding events, Streelman captured four other top-six finishes and had a strong showing in the FedEx Cup playoffs.
After missing the cut at his first Masters in 2011, Streelman hung the framed invitation in his basement with an empty frame beside it as motivation to return, which he did in 2013. His parents got the honor of caddying for him during the Par 3 tournaments both years.
Streelman favors Christian rock music and is a skilled guitarist. He resides in Scottsdale, Arizona, with his wife Courtney and his dog. His biggest tip for golfers everywhere? Stick to your fundamentals.
DOB: 04 April 1983
Brendan Steele grew up in the mountains of Idyllwild, California, where the nearest golf course was forty five minutes away. Golf was not on his radar as a kid; instead he was committed to soccer and baseball. He began playing golf in his mid-teenage years after his older brother attracted him to the sport. Once he started playing, he became addicted. His immediate success and athleticism led him to play college golf at the University of California, Riverside.
In 2010, Steele had four top ten finishes including a tournament victory at the Nationwide Tour Championships on the Web.com Tour. He received his Tour card in 2011 and claimed his first PGA Tour title at the Valero Texas Open in April of that year.
His relationship with Wilson Golf commenced when he began testing FG Tour 100 irons on the range in the fall of 2014. Not long after, on Halloween, he posted an Instagram picture of a pumpkin carved with a Wilson Staff shield on it, claiming, “Happy to announce my new partnership with Wilson Golf.” (He credited the carving skills to his wife.)
Steele is the executive director of Grandfathers for Golf, whose mission is to introduce golf to low-income families. He enjoys watching Seinfeld and his favorite vacation spot is in Hawaii. A fun fact about Brendan Steele? His uncle, Anthony Geary, played Luke on General Hospital.
DOB: 31 August 1971
Padraig Harrington, also known as “Paddy”, is a three-time major championship winner, capturing The Open Championship in 2007 and 2008, as well as the PGA Championship in 2008. He is the only player in the world to have partnered with Tiger Woods in a tournament ve or more times and outscore him. The last tournament Padraig competed in as an amateur was the Mother & Son Tournament in Ireland, which he and his mother claimed together (although he claims this tournament was one of the most nerve-wrecking in his career).
Harrington has a tight-knit relationship with caddy, Ronan Flood, who has served him as a caddy since 2004. In 2007, Ronan married Padraig’s wife’s sister and they became brothers-in-law.
Harrington has been a Global Ambassador for the Special Olympics since May 2010. The red shoe laces he wears on tour promotes awareness of the Special Olympics and he has conducted various clinics for Special Olympic athletes and coaches. Having lost his father to oesophageal cancer in 2005, he is also a supporter of an Irish charity, Oesophageal Cancer Fun (OCF).
With a Masters win on his bucket list, Padraig says that Augusta National is "simply the most challenging golf course in the game of golf.”