Appleby joins Callaway club

Golfer Stuart Appleby, who has used Bridgestone clubs for his entire professional career, has signed a new deal with rival brand Callaway. The 37-year-old Australian turned professional in 1992, joining the PGA Tour in 1996.

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Length of contract: 3 years | Annualised value: US$100,000 | Overall value: US$300,000

Golfer Stuart Appleby, who has used Bridgestone clubs for his entire professional career, has signed a new deal with rival brand Callaway.

The 37-year-old Australian turned professional in 1992, joining the PGA Tour in 1996.

He has won eight PGA Tour tournaments in 12 years, and featured in the top ten of the official world rankings in 2004.

Appleby missed only two cuts in 23 events last season while earning more than US$2 million in prize money.

"Stuart is a quality person and embodies everything Callaway Golf looks for in a partner," said Callaway's Nick Raffaele.

"He's a proven winner and we're excited to assist with his equipment needs as he pursues more success on the PGA Tour and ultimately a major championship."

Appleby will use Callaway's clubs, balls and a Callaway golf bag, and feature the company's logo on his hat.