OMEGA Watches to be US PGA Timekeeper

Already a sponsor of numerous golfing tournaments around the world, OMEGA Watcheshas renewed and expanded its links with the US PGA Tour.

The Swiss watches brand has signed a five year deal to be the organisation’s Official Timekeeper. The new partnership will be launched at the 2011 PGA Championship at the Atlanta Athletic Club which begins on 8 August and will run through to the PGA’s Centennial year celebrations in 2016.

The new deal will encompass two of golf’s best known events, the PGA Championship and the Ryder Cup, alongside a number of popular subsidiary contests. The commitment from the watch manufacturer includes advertising on TV broadcasts of the sport and marketing support for the PGA’s Player development efforts.

As the Official Timekeeper of The PGA of America, the company will also provide timings and other support to the Senior PGA Championship, the PGA Championship and Grand Slam of Golf, and the Official Licensee of the 2012 and 2014 Ryder Cup. The sponsor also allows the manufacturer presenting Sponsor rights at certain events and the status of Official Timekeeper of the Professional National Championship.

As well as organising prestigious golf events, the US PGA also organises representation and accreditation for the 27,000 men and women PGA professionals who work with golf clubs as golf tutors, course managers and other associated roles.

OMEGA watches also supports golf outside of the United States, serving as title sponsor of the European Masters, the Mission Hills World Cup of Golf and the OMEGA watches Dubai Desert Classic. The roster of Brand Ambassadors includes a number of current golf stars such as Sergio Garcia and Michelle Wie and one of the game’s all-time greats, Greg Norman.

With a rich history in sports timekeeping, OMEGA watches has served as Official Timekeeper at 24 Olympic Games since 1932. It has extended its agreement with the International Olympic Committee through to 2020.

OMEGA watches are available at the Watch Hut, the UK’s largest watch website, at http://www.thewatchhut.co.uk.

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Citizen Watches Ambassador Kim Clijsters Misses Wimbledon

Citizen watches ambassador Kim Clijsters has confirmed that she will miss this year’s Wimbledon tournament.

The injury is the second suffered this year by Clijsters, after the first prevented her from playing in this year’s French Open. Clijsters sustained the new injury during her match against Romina Oprandi at the UNICEF Open in the Netherlands.

During the match, she skidded on the grass court and fell, twisting her right ankle which resulted in severe bruising and a tendon injury. The new injury is unrelated to her previous ankle problem and it is thought it could not have been prevented by the application of ankle tape.

The Citizen watches ambassador has been ordered to rest and will resume training in a month’s time to enable her to take part in this summer’s major US events such as the US Open, which takes place in late August. The event features Clijsters’ major sponsor Citizen watches as the official timekeeper.

Earlier this season, the player had to take time off to recover from shoulder and wrist injuries sustained as a result of the WTA tournament in Miami at the end of March. In early April, she injured her ankle whilst attending the wedding party of a cousin. She returned to the courts at the French Open but her lack of competitive play and training activity showed and she was ousted in the second round by the Dutch player Arantxa Rux, currently ranked 114th in the professional standings, 112 places below Clijsters.

Clijster has so far reached four Grand Slam finals and has won 34 singles titles in her career. She has also won 9 doubles titles with her partner, Japanese player Ai Sugiyama. She retired from the sport in 2007, playing her last tournament in Warsaw. Kim returned to the game in March 2009 initially aiming to participate in exhibition tournaments but returned to competitive tennis in August 2009. A few weeks later she returned to the US Open, the tournament she won in 2005.

To view over 7000 watches from more than 65 watch brands and to find out the latest developments in the world of watch brand ambassadors, visit the Watch Hut at http://www.thewatchhut.co.uk.

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Hollywood starlet Cameron Diaz is set to become the latest high profile celebrity to endorse TAG Heuer watches

Although an official announcement is yet to be made, reputable sources report that Diaz is set to join Leonardo DiCaprio as an ambassador for the popular, prestigious watch brand.

TAG Heuer watches, which are particularly popular in Diaz’s native US, have long been associated with some of Hollywood’s biggest stars; prior to DiCaprio’s current role as ambassador, Brad Pitt and Uma Thurman both featured in TAG Heuer campaigns.

With sources pointing to Diaz being next in line to the TAG Heuer ambassador throne, the company’s reputation for attracting the Hollywood elite is as strong as ever.

Diaz can currently be seen in cinemas in hit comedy ‘Bad Teacher’, where she stars alongside ex Justin Timberlake, and was last year ranked by Forbes Magazine as the third highest-paid actress in Hollywood.

The actress’s box office appeal has spanned over a decade of cinema, from her breakout turn in ‘There’s Something About Mary’ to dramatic roles (‘In Her Shoes’, ‘My Sister’s Keeper’), indie endeavours (‘Being John Malkovich’, ‘A Life Less Ordinary’) and successful franchises (‘Shrek’, ‘Charlie’s Angels’).

Her new role as TAG Heuer ambassador will cast Diaz in a promotional role for the Swiss watch brand. Upon an official announcement, promotional shots featuring Diaz wearing a timepiece will be expected shortly afterwards.

TAG Heuer watches have provided watch fans and collectors with the best in Swiss ‘avant-garde’ since 1860. Many of the brand’s watches have gone on to become iconic examples of watch-making craftsmanship, including the Carrera line and the infamous Monaco. TAG’s long-established relationship with the field of motorsports means Diaz will feel right at home, following her stint behind the wheel of an Indy Race Car in the first ‘Charlie’s Angels’ movie.

For more information on TAG Heuer watches and for all the latest ambassador developments, visit the Watch Hut at http://www.thewatchhut.co.uk.

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NCAA Football Jerseys now at GameTimeUSA.com

GameTime USA, the foremost online retailer of professional sports apparel and officially licensed NCAA merchandise today announced their 10th Anniversary Sale featuring storewide promotions and discounts of 10-40% on all NCAA college football jerseys. Celebrating over ten years of providing top-rated customer service, quality sports apparel and licensed sports merchandise, GameTime USA is pleased to offer savings to sports fans throughout the U.S. and Canada.

Customers can choose from a number of teams including top picks such as the Florida Gators, Texas Longhorns, USC Trojans, Oklahoma Sooners, Ohio State Buckeyes, Georgia Bulldogs, Texas Tech Red Raiders, Auburn Tigers, and the Alabama Crimson Tide. These quality replica jerseys feature officially licensed NCAA team insignias, numbers and are made with comfortable mesh and twill fabrics.

“We are proud to have reached our tenth year of online sales of pro and college sports merchandise, and in celebration of this milestone event, sports fans can take advantage of our 10-40% off sale on our NCAA jerseys just as college football season heats up,”stated Sam Brown, spokesperson for GameTime USA. “As the only Yahoo Merchant in the field of college and professional sports apparel with a five-star rating, we’re pleased to extend our gratitude to customers with even greater savings in addition to our already low prices,” said Brown.

GameTime USA provides a complete inventory of team merchandise, & clothing which includes jerseys, shorts, sweatshirts, jackets, caps, and gifts among other items favored among sports fans. As a longtime online retailer, GameTime USA has streamlined the art of e-commerce, shipping 98% of product inventory on the same business day orders are placed, providing quick response and readily available order information. “We understand that low prices and prime inventory alone don’t cut it; customer service, order delivery and communication are key to maintaining a loyal following,” Brown concluded.

Providing customers with fan gear for their favorite pro or college team, GameTime USA strives to offer the best products and service giving sports fans the comfort of quality, safety and satisfaction with their online purchases. For more information on GameTime USA, please visit gametimeusa.com.

About GameTime USA
GameTime USA is the foremost online retailer of
professional sports apparel and officially licensed NCAA merchandise. GameTime USA is headquartered in Longview, TX with its foundation stemming from Pros Choice Athletic Stores Inc, founded in 1991 as a mall based retailer in Texas and Louisiana. In 1998 GameTime USA began its online enterprises by providing customers nationwide with fan-gear for their favorite Pro or College team. For more information, please visit gametimeusa.com.

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