ORLANDO, FLA., - Chad Campbell, 29, a Sharpie sponsored golfer, came from a four-shot deficit in the final round at the Bay Hill Invitational to take his second PGA tour win in his young career. After playing with legend Arnold Palmer for the first two days of the event, Campbell went on a tear putting for birdie on every hole in the final 18.
"I have a great team around me and I appreciate their support," said Campbell. "I am excited to bring home the victory for the team and for my sponsors like Sharpie."
Campbell, who finished with an 18-under - 270 stroke showing, is currently in the Masters and adds Bay Hill to his season-ending win at the Tour Championship last year.
"Chad showed that he is bold in his play at Bay Hill, just like the brand he represents every weekend on the tour," said Greg Stoner, president of Sanford, makers of Sharpie markers. "We're proud to be associated with such a fine golfer and, more importantly, an exceptional person."
Sharpie has been sponsoring the rising star since 2002, along with another PGA stand-out David Toms since 2001.
From professional to novice golfers, the 17 different colors of Sharpie markers are widely used on golf balls for personal identification.
Sanford, maker of Sharpie permanent markers since 1964, is a division of Newell Rubbermaid Inc. (NYSE: NWL). The Company is a worldwide leader in the manufacturing and marketing of writing instruments, including such well known brands as Paper Mate®, Sharpie®, Parker®, Waterman®, EXPO® and uni-ball®, among others. Sanford makes more than 6,000 products ranging from markers, pens, pencils and professional art products, to correction, fine writing instruments and office organization. Headquartered in Bellwood, Ill., the Company has approximately 10,000 employees worldwide. For more information on Sanford and its family of brands, please visit www.sanfordcorp.com or call 800.323.0749.