Reigning Masters champion Sergio Garcia has signed a multi-year personal endorsement deal with American golf equipment manufacturer Callaway.
The agreement, which was made official on 1st January, will see the Spaniard, 37, use 14 Callaway clubs, a Chrome Soft golf ball and display the company’s logo on both sides of his hat.
Garcia, who has won 31 international tournaments as a professional and competed in eight Ryder Cups, began testing new equipment last year after ending his 15-year partnership with TaylorMade.
The deal sees Callaway add to its impressive roster of golf stars, which already includes five-time major champion Phil Mickelson and Sweden’s Henrik Stenson. The precise length and financial terms of the company’s arrangement with Garcia have not been made public.
“I'm really excited to switch to Callaway,” said Garcia. “After testing different brands I realised Callaway’s technology and innovation will help me maximise my game and perform to the best of my ability.”
“Sergio has been one of the world's most talented and charismatic players for almost 20 years,” added Chip Brewer, Callaway’s president and chief executive. “It will be fun to see what he can do using Callaway equipment.”
Meanwhile, Garcia has extended his longstanding apparel and footwear deal with German sportswear giant Adidas, which has also confirmed new tie-ups with PGA Tour Rookie of the Year Xander Schauffele and three-time European Tour winner Tyrrell Hatton.
“The Adidas brand is as much a part of my life off the golf course as it is on,” said Garcia. “I’m just as excited today to extend our relationship as I was when I first signed with Adidas when I turned pro in 1999.”