Las Vegas, Nevada (November 19, 2010)–From the outside, it looks like as shocking a development as can happen in the ever-changing world of PGA Tour golfers changing club affiliation. Ryan Moore, who lived in the Las Vegas Golf Region for several years during and after his tremendous career at UNLV, has ended his ownership in Scratch Golf to sign with Adams Golf. It was only a year ago that the future looked bright for Moore and Scratch, with Moore, who routinely played and practiced at Las Vegas golf courses during his time here, not only playing the clubs but taking an ownership position. Moore was noted for his 'no sponsorship' philosophy at nearly every level, and hailed as a revolutionary for not taking big dollars just for the sake of playing a certain brand. –By Brian Hurlburt.
But things have quickly changed with the recent announcement of Moore jumping to Adams Golf, and joining fellow UNLV golf alumnus Chad Campbell. "I've been playing an Adams Golf driver and hybrid for the past several seasons and they have remained in my bag because they clearly perform," said Moore in a statement released by Adams Golf. "The quality and level of technology Adams Golf puts into each and every club was evident from the first time I tried them. I'm excited about joining a company that is committed to developing world-class golf clubs and where I can make an impact."
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"We are excited to expand our relationship with Ryan, especially since he has carried some of our clubs in his bag for several seasons now," said Chip Brewer, Adams Golf president and CEO, in the same release. "He is an exceptional talent and brings an already impressive record of achievement to our staff. He will be a great ambassador for our brand for years to come." Moore is coming off another very solid season in which he finished 32nd on the 2010 PGA Tour Money List with earnings of more than $2.3 million, due in part to six Top 10 and 10 Top 25 finishes in 24 events played. He ranked tied for eighth in Total Driving statistics, which is a combination of driving distance and driving accuracy. Moore's career achievements include winning the 2009 Wyndham Championship and several impressive victories as an amateur, including the U.S. Amateur Public Links (2002, 2004), the U.S. Amateur Championship (2004), the Western Amateur (2004) and the NCAA Division 1 Championship (2004).
"The nature of our agreement dictates that Ryan will no longer hold any ownership interest in Scratch Golf," Ari Techner, Scratch Golf president and CEO, told Golf Digest in a statement. "This decision will allow both Ryan and Scratch Golf to pursue other opportunities in the golf industry and on Tour. We hope that Ryan will continue to play our clubs and we wish Ryan all the best in his future endeavors." Moore is the latest champion to represent the Adams Golf brand, joining the likes of Tom Watson, Bernhard Langer, Aaron Baddeley, Chad Campbell and Yani Tseng. He was born and raised in Washington State and now splits his time between there and the Dallas area, where he recently purchased a home. Moore turned pro in 2005 after graduating from the University of Nevada-Las Vegas and has played on the PGA Tour ever since.