Pro Hogs:

Stephens to sponsor 2 former Hogs on PGA Tour

By: WholeHogSports
Published: Monday, October 1, 2018
Austin Cook hits out of the bunker on the 18th hole during the third round of the CareerBuilder Challenge golf tournament at La Quinta Country Club Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018 in La Quinta, Calif. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)
Austin Cook hits out of the bunker on the 18th hole during the third round of the CareerBuilder Challenge golf tournament at La Quinta Country Club Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018 in La Quinta, Calif. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

Little Rock-based financial firm Stephens Inc. announced Monday it will sponsor two former Arkansas Razorbacks on the PGA Tour.

Austin Cook and Andrew Landry join former Razorback golfer David Lingmerth as Stephens representatives on the PGA Tour. As part of their multi-year sponsorships, the men will wear the Stephens logo during tournament events and participate in Stephens corporate events, advertisements and social media.

“Throughout my life, I have steadfastly believed that the game of golf instills a code of honor that directly translates to every aspect of life, whether in business or elsewhere,” said Warren Stephens, President and CEO of Stephens. “Therefore, I have found it increasingly important to support the game as much as possible as I have seen the positive impact it can have on young people, especially in the state of Arkansas. I am thrilled to have Andrew Landry and Austin Cook join David Lingmerth as brand ambassadors. They are not only fine players, but fine men and all of us at Stephens look forward to being a part of their successes.”

Landry finished 37th and Cook 38th in the FedEx Cup Standings this year. Cook earned his tour card last year and won his first PGA event at the RSM Classic last November.

Landry won his first PGA event in April at the Valero Texas Open.

“I am thrilled to begin this marketing partnership with Stephens,” Landry said. “I am truly honored and proud to represent the brand and look forward to the future as a member of the larger Stephens family.”

“I am proud to represent Stephens, a company in which I share mutual values and a deep appreciation for our hometown of Little Rock," Cook said. "I feel honored to have their support and look forward to representing them on the tour."

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