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Zoeller Recovering From Backlash Over Racial Comment About Woods

Sun., Jan. 11, 1998

Fuzzy Zoeller, who lost his endorsement deal with Kmart after making racial jokes about Tiger Woods, has signed a one-year clothing deal with Sport-Haley apparel and is close to a contract with a club company, according to a representative for Zoeller.

“We finalized the deal with SportHaley a couple of days ago,” Dave Lobeck, president of Fuzzy Zoeller Productions, said Saturday from his office in New Albany, Ind. “We have several other deals pending, including one with a club company.

“We are meeting with the club people this week. It’s just a question of finding out if we like the equipment and like the people.”

Sport-Haley is a Denver-based company that makes headwear, men’s wear, outerwear and women’s wear.

Kmart canceled its endorsement deal with Zoeller and Dunlop dropped him because it distributes its clubs through Kmart. Zoeller still has a deal to play the Maxfli ball and continues to do corporate outings.


 
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