ECCO Golf – Erik van Rooyen wins Barracuda Championship with ECCO BIOM H4 golf shoes
August 10, 2021 – ECCO Golf ambassador, Erik van Rooyen, won his first PGA Tour title on Sunday after a brilliant final round that included six birdies and an eagle.
Playing a modified stableford format, the South African, wearing the company’s latest innovation ECCO BIOM H4, scored an outstanding 16 points in his final round to finish five clear of the chasing pack. With this win, van Rooyen jumps 61 places in the FedEx Cup standings, to 78th and secures a spot in next season’s PGA Championship.
Speaking about his maiden title on US shores, Erik van Rooyen said: “This means everything, I’ve got big dreams and aspirations, and winning on the PGA Tour was certainly part of that.
“To win here this week, under the conditions, you know, the pressure that I was under, I’m going to take so much confidence from this. I am over the moon,” he added.
Jesper Thuen, responsible for sponsorship at ECCO Golf, said: “We are so pleased to see Erik take home his first PGA Tour title. We’ve thoroughly enjoyed being a part of his meteoric rise over the last few years, and to see him start to realise his potential in the US and claim victory on the PGA Tour is absolutely brilliant.
“We can’t wait to see Erik flourish in the USA, and we’re certain that this is only the beginning of something great.” he continued.
Erik van Rooyen won this week wearing ECCO BIOM H4, the company’s flagship hybrid model that features smooth ECCO performance leather and a waterproof GORE-TEX construction that keeps feet dry and comfortable in all conditions.
The ECCO BIOM H4 is powered by the all-new ECCO MTN GRIP outsole, which includes three sections to provide the ideal blend of traction, stability, and rotational support. Meanwhile, wrapping around the foot from the outsole to the midsole, the T.PU element on the side of ECCO BIOM H4 enhances stability to deliver a finely-tuned balance of cushioning and rebound, to ensure dynamic comfort.
The shoe also features BIOM 2.0 last technology which offers a modern, updated look and feel, as well as BIOM NATURAL MOTION technology that enables the foot to move naturally, close to the ground, and forms like a second skin around the foot.
In addition to Erik van Rooyen, ECCO Golf shoes are worn in competition around the world by Minjee Lee, Caroline Masson, Lydia Ko, Henrik Stenson, Fred Couples and Thomas Bjørn, among others.