Apparel group Perry Ellis International Inc has signed exclusive agreements with 10 leading PGA Tour golfers to wear and represent its Ping Collection apparel range.

Five new players - including Chris Riley, Ted Purdy, DJ Brigman, Ken Duke and Mark Hensby - have been signed on to represent the label this year, while past Ping endorsers Mark Calcavecchia, Jeff Maggert, Kevin Sutherland, Heath Slocum and Angel Cabrera have re-signed with Perry Ellis for 2004.

"We are very proud to have this impressive group of players wearing our products," Perry Ellis senior vice-president George Pita said.

"These players will increase awareness of Ping Collection apparel and put into action the line's motto, 'Performance Under Pressure'."

The Ping Collection encompasses shirts, pants, outerwear, socks and belts featuring such performance fabrics as Dry Fibre Dynamics, Lycra and Function 3 Dynamics.