Matt Fitzpatrick won the 2022 US Open wearing a brand which might be unfamiliar to many golf fans: Castore.
The 27-year-old signed with the apparel firm in March 2022, making him their first high-profile athlete in the golf world.
He made his debut in Castore clothing at the Masters, and has been wearing the brand’s clothing ever since.
"Matt is an incredibly consistent and talented golfer who is only just entering the prime of his career,” co-founder Tom Beahon said after Fitzpatrick signed with Castore.
“His professionalism and work ethic both on and off the course is the epitome of Castore’s ‘Better Never Stops’ ethos and exactly why we wanted to partner with Matt, as we look to drive our growth in the global golf performance apparel market.”
Sheffield native Fitzpatrick himself described it as “an incredibly exciting time to be teaming up with a young British premium sportswear brand who are pushing the boundaries of performance innovation”.
Castore was founded by English brothers Philip and Thomas Beahon, who had played professional cricket and football respectively.
Both brothers gave up their sport careers to work in finance in order to fund their venture, which was launched in 2015.
Castore announced their first major contract four years later when they added tennis legend Andy Murray to their roster.
In 2020, they made their first moves into football when they became the kit supplier to Scottish side Rangers. Since then, Castore have signed high-profile deals with top clubs such as Newcastle United, Wolverhampton Wanderers and Aston Villa. They have also signed contracts with clubs in Europe such as Feyenoord and Bayer Leverkusen.
The brand supplies the international cricket teams of England, South Africa and the West Indies and is also prominent in cycling and rugby.