ASU grad Chez Reavie to sport D-backs logo during FBR Open

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PHOENIX - The following is a release from the Arizona Diamondbacks:

The Arizona Diamondbacks announced today that they will again sponsor PGA Tour golfer Chez Reavie during this week's FBR Open at TPC Scottsdale in Scottsdale, Ariz. and for most of the remaining PGA Tour events in 2009. Reavie will wear the D-backs' "A" logo on his Quagmire Golf shirts and feature the team's "D" snake logo on his Titleist golf bag during the tournament this week and throughout the 2009 season.

"We are again thrilled to have Chez wear the D-backs logo on his shirt and bag during play in the FBR Open this week and for most of the PGA Tour events in 2009," said D-backs' President and CEO Derrick Hall. "We hope that attaching our brand to one of the up-and-coming golfers on tour will be beneficial again after Chez was one of the few rookies to win a PGA Tour event in 2008. It makes even more special to know that Chez is an enthusiastic D-backs fan."

Reavie, who made the cut in 21 of his 30 tournaments played last season, is in 26th place this season with 108 FedExCup points. He made the cut in all three of the tournaments he has played in this year, including tying for 12th place at the Mercedes-Benz Championship and tying for 23rd place at the Sony Open in Hawaii. Overall, he currently ranks 25th on the PGA Tour money list with $185,835 in earnings.

"I talked to my agent at Gaylord Sports, Peter Webb, at the end of last season and told him I really wanted to continue my relationship with the D-backs in 2009," Reavie said. "After a few conversations with Derrick, Peter told me the D-backs were thinking the same thing and they would be thrilled to have me wear the team logo during the 2009 PGA Tour season."

Reavie earned his first career PGA Tour win in 2008 while sporting the D-backs' "A" logo after shooting a final-round 70 to win the RBC Canadian Open at Glen Abbey Golf Club in Oakville, Ontario. He led the tournament wire to wire and finished 17-under to beat Billy Mayfair by three strokes. Reavie became one of 12 first-time winners on the PGA Tour in 2008, including four rookie winners. He ranked 71st on the PGA Tour money list with $1,444,102 in earnings last year.

The Scottsdale resident won the 2001 U.S. Public Links during his three-time All-America career at ASU. He joined the Nationwide Tour in 2006, made the cut in his first 15 starts and finished in the Top 25 on eight occasions. After five placements of 13th or better in his first 12 events in 2007, Reavie won the Knoxville Open and assured himself of joining the PGA Tour in 2008.