Wilson adds Kevin Kisner, Trey Mullinax to its tour staff
As the hat on his head at the Sentry Tournament of Champions signaled, Trey Mullinax is starting 2023 as one of the new additions to the Wilson Golf tour staff. The company made it official on Wednesday, announcing the signing of Mullinax, winner of the Barbasol Championship last July, along with tour veteran Kevin Kisner, a longtime Callaway staff player who is expected to make his 2023 debut next week at the Sony Open.
The duo join a staff that features Padraig Harrington, Kevin Streelman and Brendan Steele, among others. Interestingly, the company press release does not mention 2019 U.S. Open champion Gary Woodland, who it appears is headed elsewhere.
According to the release, Kisner will play 12 Wilson clubs, including the company’s new Dynapower driver and 3-wood along with Staff Model CB irons and Staff Model wedges. A pair of the company’s Staff Model utility irons rounds out his bag. Mullinax will have a Staff Model utility irons, Staff Model Blade irons and three Staff Model wedges in play. Both will wear a Wilson-branded hat and use a Wilson Staff bag. Each of the pacts are for multiple years.
“As Wilson continues to grow in golf, we are excited to have Kevin and Trey join the Wilson team,” says Tim Clarke, president of Wilson Golf, in a statement. “More players are putting Wilson golf equipment into play on worldwide professional tours every week, and we are excited to support their efforts in achieving their goals.”
The 30-year-old Mullinax captured his first PGA Tour victory at the Barbasol last summer. Kisner, who turns 39 in February, is a four-time PGA Tour winner and is coming off a solid season with five top-10 finishes including second- and third-place finishes at the WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play and the Sony Open, respectively. He was also a member of the victorious U.S. Presidents Cup team at Quail Hollow Club last September.
“I am excited to be partnering with Wilson Golf,” Kisner said in a statement released by the company. “Wilson is a brand I’ve always respected, rooted in heritage but always looking for new ways to evolve. I’m quite particular about my equipment, and the clubs that I’ll be putting into play after extensive testing are second to none.”