(Miami, FL, March 6, 2023) — Original Penguin Golf, a division of Perry Ellis International, Inc., congratulates brand ambassador Nico Echavarria for winning the Puerto Rico Open and his first PGA TOUR title.
“We congratulate Nico on his first PGA TOUR win,” said Oscar Feldenkreis, President and CEO of Perry Ellis International. “Nico showed, that despite being a rookie, he has the grit and fortitude of a tour veteran. We are proud to have Nico as an Original Penguin brand ambassador and am confident that his win will propel Nico to greater things ahead.”
“I’m happy with life right now,” said Echavarria. “After missing four cuts in a row, only making two cuts, you just doubt yourself. Winning out here is very hard and I’m very grateful I kept pushing and got it done.”
With the win, Nico gets into THE PLAYERS Championship in his hometown, a spot in the PGA Championship as well as a two-year exemption on the PGA TOUR. “I hate that week not playing in the PLAYERS at home but I’m now glad I got my spot there and playing in Jacksonville-my home,” added Echavarria.
For the week, Nico, who became the third Colombian to win on tour, wore Original Penguin’s Spring 2023 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, Nico delivered a winning look on and off the course.
Original Penguin and Pete the Penguin have left their mark on a league of legends. For over 60 years, our namesake bird 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.
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. Original Penguin is present in North, Central and South Americas, Europe as well as India and the Philippines. There are over 1,250 points of sale, more than 99 Original Penguin stores worldwide and two dedicated e-commerce websites: http://www.originalpenguin.com and http://www.originalpenguin.co.uk. See a full preview of the Spring 2021 Golf collection here.
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