Houston -OCTOBER 14, 2015. With the start of the 2015-2016 PGA TOUR season, Shell Oil Company has announced three-time PGA TOUR winner Johnson Wagner as the latest addition to its esteemed list of sports ambassadors. In his role as golf ambassador, Wagner will represent Shell throughout the season during a variety of community, business and golf events. Since his win at the Shell Houston Open in 2008, Wagner has also celebrated victories at the Mayakoba Golf Classic and the Sony Open.
"Shell has always had a special place in my heart, and I'm proud to represent the organization this season," Wagner said. "I've been working on my game and am ready to compete at the highest level. I'm also looking forward to next spring and the 2016 Shell Houston Open, a tournament that does so much to give back to the community, something I admire and respect."
Wagner, a husband and father of two, is a graduate of Virginia Tech. He is actively involved in his local community, supporting The First Tee® of Charlotte and the Junior Golf program.
"Shell's relationship with Johnson has strengthened over the years," said Marvin Odum, president of Shell Oil Company. "Johnson's values of integrity, respect and courage align with those of Shell, and we are excited as a company to welcome him to our family, where he'll be supported by thousands of Shell employees around the globe."
Shell realizes the importance of golf in building communities and strengthening relationships, and because of that, Shell has invested in golf since the 1960s, when it sponsored Shell's Wonderful World of Golf - one of the first nationally televised golf programs.
In 2016, Shell will celebrate its 25th anniversary as title sponsor of the Shell Houston Open, to be played March 28-April 3, 2016, at Golf Club of Houston - Tournament Course. Since 1992, the tournament has raised more than $58 million for local charitable organizations. Next month, leadership from Shell and Houston Golf Association will announce the community impact dollars raised in 2015.
About Shell Oil Company
Shell Oil Company is an affiliate of the Royal Dutch Shell plc, a global group of energy and petrochemical companies with operations in more than 70 countries. In the U.S., Shell operates in 50 states and employs more than 20,000 people working to help tackle the challenges of the new energy future. Shell Oil Company is a leading oil and gas producer in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico, a recognized pioneer in oil and gas exploration and production technology and one of America's leading oil and natural gas producers, gasoline and natural gas marketers and petrochemical manufacturers.
About the Shell Houston Open
The Shell Houston Open is the 10th oldest tournament on the PGA TOUR and is run by Houston Golf Association, which has administered professional golf events since 1946. Funds raised benefit local youth programs such as The First Tee® of Greater Houston, reaching more than 130,000 young people annually. Through the Shell Houston Open, Shell continues to support children and students by demonstrating a commitment to education at all ages. In 2015, the tournament earned a gold level certification by the Council for Responsible Sport - an organization that celebrates responsible and eco-friendly practices in sport management. Visit www.Shell.com and www.ShellHoustonOpen.com for details on how Shell impacts the global community.
MEDIA CONTACT: Ray Fisher, Shell Oil Company
Email: Ray.Fisher@shell.com PH: 713-241-4544
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Source: Shell via Globenewswire