LAS VEGAS (December 15, 2015) – MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM) today announced a partnership with PGA TOUR star Graham DeLaet. Joining the company’s roster of PGA and LPGA TOUR professionals, DeLaet will serve as an ambassador for MGM Resorts’ portfolio of destination resorts and wear an MGM Resorts’ logo hat while competing in PGA TOUR events.
DeLaet, known for his phenomenal ball striking, on-course fashion sense and dedicated fan following, is a must-watch on the PGA TOUR each week. Coming off of an incredible breakthrough season in 2013-2014, with an unofficial MVP shout out by his peers during the Presidents Cup, DeLaet has continued to thrive during the 2014-2015 PGA TOUR season. DeLaet made three Top 10 finishes, including T4 at the Travelers Championship, and a T7 at the Waste Management Phoenix Open.
“I’ve had the luxury of playing golf and staying at MGM Resorts International’s properties throughout my time on TOUR, and I am excited to partner with the company and join their team of ambassadors,” Graham DeLaet said. “I am proud to be sporting the MGM Resorts’ logo on my hat to promote the partnership while competing on the PGA TOUR.”
DeLaet joins other PGA and LPGA TOUR players as part of MGM Resorts’ brand ambassadors: Jimmy Walker, Natalie Gulbis, Ryan Moore and Pat Perez, to name a few.
Lance Evans, vice president of Marketing Partnerships for MGM Resorts International, said, “As one of the top golfers from Canada, Graham is a tremendous athlete who is respected on and off the course, making him a terrific fit to represent MGM Resorts.”
Tune into the PGA TOUR’s Sony Open in Hawaii in January to see DeLaet’s debut as an MGM Resorts’ ambassador along with fellow company ambassadors sporting either their one-of-a-kind MGM Grand / M life golf bag or branded apparel of MGM Resorts destinations including Bellagio, ARIA, MGM Grand and The Mirage.