Breitling has appointed professional golfer Gary Woodland as a new"Friend of the Brand" in the United States.

Woodland has competed on thePGA Tour since 2009, has four wins, most recently winning the U.S. Open in 2019, his first major championship and sixth professional victory.

In honor of his recent U.S. Open victory, the 119thU.S. Open in history, Breitling USA President Thierry Prissert presented Mr. Woodland with a special Breitling Superocean Heritage II Chronograph 46 USA Limited Edition, the #119 of only 200 made. The Breitling Superocean Heritage II Chronograph 46 USA limited Edition features a steel case, black bezel and green dial on a steel Ocean Classic bracelet Dedicated to all modern-day explorers, this pioneer of wide-open spaces— heir to a legendary 1957 model — combines an original, pure and dynamic dial with a high-tech bezel and cutting-edge performance. The sturdy steel case, water-resistant to 200 meters (660 feet) houses a self-winding chronograph movement officially chronometer-certified by the COSC.

“We are excited to welcome Gary to the Breitling Squad. He embodies the vibrant values of Breitling including action, purpose, style and performance,” says Breitling USA President Thierry Prissert. Mr. Woodland adds, “I have been a huge fan of the brand for many years now and it is a dream to now be part of the Breitling family. To receive such a special watch in celebration of my recent victory at the U.S. Open was such an honor.”

Known for his prodigious length off the tee and widely recognized as one of the most athletic players on the PGA TOUR, 2019 US Open Winner Gary Woodland has cemented himself among golfs elite competitors. Woodland’s multiple PGA TOUR wins demonstrate a consistent ability to compete on the biggest stage in professional golf. Woodland has had a dominant 2018-2019 season highlighted by his first major victory at the U.S. Open at Pebble Beach. With an incredible performance, he became the fourth champion in the tournament’s history to be double-digits under-par. His nine top-10 finishes this season has secured Woodland has help him move to 12th in the Official World Golf Ranking.

Over the last two years, Woodland has secured 20 top-25 finishes, including a win at the 2018 Waste Management Phoenix Open and runner-up finishes at both the 2019 Sentry Tournament of Champions and the 2018 CJ Cup at Nine Bridges. Most notably, in addition to his win in Phoenix, Woodland has also captured wins at the 2013 Reno-Tahoe Open, the 2011 Valspar Championship, and teamed up with Matt Kuchar in the 2011 World Cup to become the first U.S. team to win the event since Tiger Woods and David Duval in 2000.

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