When Brad Fritsch takes the field as a PGA Tour golfer in 2013, the Canadian will sport the colors of the NHL’s Ottawa Senators.
Fritsch, who took to Twitter on Sunday to exclaim his glee at qualifying for the big leagues next year, entered into a partnership with his favorite hockey team during the summer. That relationship is paying off big time for the Edmonton, Alberta, native, who will receive financial support from the hockey team and will participate in several community events with the Senators.
“We want to congratulate Brad on achieving his goal and earning his PGA tour card,” Jeff Kyle, the Senators’ vice-president of marketing, said in a statement on Monday. “We entered into this partnership with Brad because we believe that many of his best qualities, including his dedication and perseverance, reflect much of what the Ottawa Senators organization is all about. In sports, one of the most important ingredients to success is belief in achieving the ultimate goal and we were glad to be able to demonstrate to Brad that we are here to support him during the most important time of his career.”
Fritsch, who captured his PGA Tour card by finishing in a share of ninth place in Sunday’s Web.com Tour Championship finale at TPC Craig Ranch near Dallas, closed out his year at No. 18 on the money list. The top 25 played their way into The Show for next year.
“I am overjoyed to partner with and represent the NHL team that I've grown up with the last 20 years,” said Fritsch. “It is an honor and a pleasure to be associated with the Senators and my hope is that this is a partnership that will last for many, many years.”
The 34-year-old Fritsch has been a professional golfer since 2000 and has played on the Canadian Tour. For those of you who missed it, Fritsch’s Twitter post pretty much said it all.
Holy shit. I'm on the PGA Tour in 2013!!!!— Brad Fritsch (@BradFritsch) October 28, 2012