“Be An Original”
(Miami, FL, March 15, 2022) — Original Penguin Golf, a division of Perry Ellis International, Inc., congratulates brand ambassador Cameron Smith for winning the PLAYERS Championship for his fifth PGA Tour victory.
“We congratulate Cameron for winning the 40th anniversary of the PGA TOUR’s flagship event and for his second victory of the 2022 season,” said Oscar Feldenkreis, President and CEO of Perry Ellis International. “With difficult playing conditions throughout the week, and the deepest field in golf, Cameron showed his mental toughness and gift for performing the best when the lights are the brightest. We are proud to have Cameron as an Original Penguin brand ambassador.”
“It was so good to have the fans support out here on Monday and they give it their all as they were really rooting for me today,” added Smith. “I also have not seen my family in over two and half years so it is really cool to have them here. My main priority was to hang out with them with golf taking a back seat the past couple of weeks. It was great to get a win for them.”
With the win, Smith jumps up to second in the FedExCup standings and a personal best sixth in the Official World Golf Rankings. “I feel as though one of these big events was the next step for me. I’ve knocked on the door a few times and just felt like it was now my time. I didn’t back down and never gave up. The games best players have won here so it’s pretty cool to have my name on the same trophy as them.”
For the week, Cameron wore Original Penguin’s golf collection featuring its new Re- Originals sustainable fabrication. These eco-friendly polos are crafted with 30% recycled polyester and use a double-knit high-gauge fabrication for superior performance and aesthetics. Pairing these elevated materials with Original Penguin’s modern tailored fit, Cameron delivered a winning look on and off the course.
For over 60 years Original Penguin, and its namesake icon Pete, the Penguin, has been adorned and adored by the masters of leisure and sport to define itself as an American classic.
Today, the Penguin icon still stands as a signal for those who know how to be an original and what you wear for the good times.
About An Original Penguin® by Munsingwear®
In 1955, Minneapolis-based Munsingwear – an underwear and military supply company – ironically became the touchstone of suburban sport with the introduction of the first iconic golf shirt to America – an ORIGINAL PENGUIN®. Known for its unique, humorous and detail-oriented clothing, Original Penguin offers a full range of men’s and children’s clothing, accessories and fragrances. The brand continues to evolve into the sports arena with the addition of tennis and pickleball apparel. Original Penguin is a global brand with retail stores worldwide as well as two dedicated e-commerce websites: http://www.originalpenguin.com and http://www.originalpenguin.co.uk.
About Perry Ellis International
Perry Ellis International, Inc. is a leading designer, distributor, and licensor of a broad line of high quality men’s and women’s apparel, accessories, and fragrances. The company’s collection of dress and casual shirts, golf sportswear, sweaters, dress pants, casual pants and shorts, jeans wear, active wear, dresses, and men’s and women’s swimwear is available through all major levels of retail distribution. The company, through its wholly owned subsidiaries, owns a portfolio of nationally and internationally recognized brands, including: Perry Ellis®, An Original Penguin by Munsingwear®, Laundry by Shelli Segal®, Rafaella®, Cubavera®, Ben Hogan®, Savane®, Grand Slam®, John Henry®, Manhattan®, Axist® and Farah®. The company enhances its roster of brands by licensing trademarks from third parties, including: Nike® for swimwear, and Callaway®, PGA TOUR®, and Jack Nicklaus® for golf apparel. Additional information on the company is available at http://www.pery.com