BRANDT iHammer Golfer Ethan Tracy to Compete on PGA Tour for 2018 Season
Columbus Golfer will Showcase BRANDT iHammer Brand in PGA Events
Springfield, Illinois (19 January 2018) – After a successful partnership in 2017 on the Web.com Tour, golfer Ethan Tracy will represent BRANDT iHammer on the PGA tour in 2018. Tracy is competing in his second event of the 2018 season at the CareerBuilder Challenge in La Quinta, CA.
The BRANDT iHammer logo will adorn Tracy’s shirt and his bag for all events in 2018. Tracy is also supported by the iconic golf-industry brands of Titleist and Foot Joy.
“We are excited to continue working with Ethan, as he’s a great spokesman for our brand,” said Mike McBride, President of BRANDT iHammer. “The young man won last year in the Club Colombia Championship while sporting the BRANDT iHammer brand, so we are expecting big things from him this year.”
Tracy earned his PGA Tour card after a break-out 2017 Web.com Tour season that included a dramatic playoff victory at the Club Colombia Championship and an impressive T8 finish at the season ending Web.com Tour Championship. Due to the PGA Tour's wrap around schedule, his rookie campaign began in the fall of 2017 with five tournaments before the holiday break.
“I’m thrilled to continue to work with BRANDT iHammer,” said Tracy. “They are an innovative company that represents the best technology in turf and agriculture inputs. I’m looking forward to literally taking our partnership to the next level as we make the leap from the Web.com tour to the PGA tour.”
Tracy has found success amongst some of the best in his sport at all levels. His journey started at Hilliard Darby High School (Ohio) and led to his All-SEC/American career at the University of Arkansas. While playing at Arkansas, Ethan won the prestigious Western Amateur, defeating PGA Tour regulars Derek Ernst, Jordan Spieth and Patrick Cantlay. The win not only made him more known, but also placed his name alongside golf legends such as Jack Nicklaus, Tiger Woods, and Phil Mickelson as a Western Amateur winner. The highlight of Tracy’s 2017 campaign was his win at the Club Colombia Championship in Bogota, Columbia.
BRANDT, a leading agriculture company headquartered in Springfield, Illinois, formed BRANDT iHammer three years ago as a joint venture with Innovation Hammer, LLC. BRANDT iHammer operates as a part of BRANDT’s Discovery & Innovation team.
About BRANDT iHammer
IHammer Technologies, LLC was founded in 2004 after evaluating the benefits of using unique C7 sugar molecules, methylglucosides, on Turf, Ornamentals, and Agricultural Crops. BRANDT iHammer is dedicated to optimizing photosynthesis, helping plants turn carbon into plant growth.
A leading agricultural company, BRANDT consists of three divisions—Specialty Formulations, Retail Agronomy and Dealer Support—serving growers around the globe. Founded in 1953 by Glen Brandt and his sister Evelyn Brandt Thomas to help Illinois farmers adopt new and profitable technologies, the company has experienced aggressive growth under the leadership of President and CEO Rick Brandt. Innovation, technology and strong customer service are a few of the core beliefs that drive BRANDT today. BRANDT’s focus is providing the products and services that give growers the best opportunity for maximum return while building a stronger, healthier and more abundant food supply.