Callaway Golf is bolstering its athlete roster. Today, the brand announced that it has signed former No. 1-ranked amateur golfer Ollie Schniederjans as a sponsored athlete.
The 22-year-old Texas native and Georgia Tech alum went pro last week and made his first professional appearance this past weekend at the RBC Canadian Open, where he tied for 22nd.
Schniederjans also had a strong showing recently at The Open Championship at St. Andrews, where he competed as an amateur. On the last day of the competition, he found himself a few shots away from the lead after landing seven birdies in his first 10 holes and ended up tied for 12th place.
In addition to being the top-ranked amateur in the world for 41 consecutive weeks beginning in June 2014, Schniederjans also was a three-time NCAA All-American at Georgia Tech and a two-time ACC Player of the Year.
“Ollie’s collegiate golf success speaks for itself,” said Nick Raffaele, Callaway Golf’s VP of global sports marketing. “As we began to know Ollie on a personal level and align our values, goals and objectives, we had no doubt he’d be a perfect fit with Team Callaway.”
Other athletes on the Callaway roster include Danny Lee, Patrick Reed, Tony Finau, Ryo Ishikawa, Matteo Manassero, Lydia Ko and recent signee Julien Brun. (Coincidentally, Schniederjans tied Finau at the Canadian Open.)