- Made history by becoming the first woman to win back-to-back NCAA Individual D-1 golf titles
- Holds the all-time record for most consecutive weeks at No. 1 in the Women’s Amateur Golf Rankings
- Became the first athlete to sign a Name, Image and Likeness endorsement with adidas
Carlsbad, CA, – The most decorated athlete in amateur women’s golf history will now be wearing the 3-Stripes as she begins her professional career. Today, adidas announced the signing of Rose Zhang to a multi-year contract that will see her wearing adidas apparel, footwear and accessories while on the course.
Zhang’s accolades as an amateur are unmatched. Beyond capturing every women’s amateur major championship – U.S. Girls’ Junior (2021), U.S. Women’s Amateur (2020) and Augusta National Women’s Amateur (2023) – Zhang finished her sophomore season by becoming the first woman to ever win back-to-back NCAA individual titles. In May of last year, Zhang became the first student-athlete to sign a Name, Image and Likeness endorsement agreement with adidas.
“As I begin this next phase in my career, I can’t wait to represent the 3-Stripes as a professional,” said Zhang. “Over the past year we’ve been able to work on some amazing projects together. I love the products and can’t wait to continue this journey with the adidas team.”
As Zhang ends her amateur career, her historic run of 141 weeks at the top of the Women’s Amateur Golf Rankings is a record that may never be broken.
“Rose is an elite golf athlete who represents the future of the women’s game,” said Tim McNulty, global director of sports marketing, adidas Golf. “Her accomplishments to date are extraordinary, but we know she’s determined to be the best in the sport, and that’s something we are excited to support as she begins this next chapter of making history.”
Zhang joins a roster of adidas athletes that includes multiple major champions and athletes in the top-25 across the men’s and women’s rankings that includes Jin Young Ko (World No. 1); Minjee Lee (World No. 5); Nasa Hataoka (World No. 14); Linn Grant (World No. 22); Xander Schauffele (World No. 5); Collin Morikawa (World No. 17); and Tyrrell Hatton (World. No. 18).
Zhang will make her professional debut this week at the Mizuho Americas Open