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Sam Bennett, the reigning US Amateur champion and Masters low amateur, has signed a multi-year professional deal with Ping.

The 23-year-old, who was previously under contract with Ping as an amateur through a name, image and likeness deal, will make his pro debut this week on the PGA Tour at the Memorial Tournament.

Bennett shot to fame at Augusta National, where he played alongside Jon Rahm and Brooks Koepka on the final day of the Masters. That week he took home the Silver Cup Trophy, as his finish in a tie for 16th earned him the low amateur crown.

“We’re excited to have Sam transition to our professional tour staff,” said John K. Solheim, Chairman and CEO of Ping.

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“His performance in winning last year’s U.S. Amateur received a lot of attention but it was his remarkable play at the Masters that skyrocketed his popularity and made him one of the biggest stories of that week.

“He’s an amazing talent who plays with a lot of confidence and passion, which should serve him well as he begins his professional career. We’re looking forward to having Sam represent the Ping brand.”

The Texan’s list of collegiate and amateur tournament success is impressive, including being named SEC Golfer of the Year in 2022 and winning multiple events during his time at Texas A&M.

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Speaking on the announcement, Bennett, who is also exempt into the US Open, had this to say:

“I’ve been playing Ping equipment since my junior golf days and my relationship with their team during that time has been a big reason for my success.

“Besides making great equipment, they provide amazing service, making sure to properly fit me and custom-build the best clubs for my game.

“I’m very confident in my equipment, which allows me to go out and focus on winning tournaments. I’m excited to begin my journey as a professional knowing Ping will be with me every step of the way.”

Sam Bennett – what’s in the bag?

Driver: Ping G430 LST

3 Wood: Ping G430 MAX

Hybrid: Ping G425

Irons: Ping iBlade

Wedges: Ping Glide Forged Pro

Putter: Ping PLD Oslo 4


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James Tait is bunkered’s Gear Editor. Want to know how the latest Callaway driver, Vokey wedge or Scotty Cameron putter performs? He’s the guy to ask. Better yet, just watch his videos on the bunkered YouTube channel. One of the biggest hitters in the UK, James also competes on the World Long Drive circuit and is a descendent of former Amateur champion Freddie Tait.

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