Jan 15th, 2020
Garcia and Callaway part company
Lucrative endorsement deal ends
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GolfPunk Hall of Shame inductee Sergio Garcia has been chucking clubs again. This time he has jettisoned all his Callaway clubs and replaced them with a selection of PINGs along with TaylorMade fairway woods. Garcia announced ahead of this week's Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship that he has ended his two-year relationship with Callaway golf clubs and ball.
The 2017 Masters champion signed a lucrative deal when he moved from TaylorMade to Callaway in January 2018. Despite two wins on the European Tour and one in Asia, the Spaniard has failed to add to his PGA Tour win tally with Callaway equipment.
Garcia, speaking at the Abu Dhabi event stated that the deal with Callaway "wasn't the fit that we thought it would be for me."
Callaway confirmed that they did not renew their agreement with Garcia insisting that they parted on great terms. Given the manner of the announcement and reading the body language we question whether this is the case.
Garcia hardly covered himself in glory with his antics in 2019, including his disqualification from the Saudi International for "serious misconduct" by the European Tour, and one might think that other brands might not be rushing to sign the Spaniard up in the January transfer window!
Garcia announced that he was now a free agent adding that he will play what feels best to him and despite having a bag full of PING clubs it has been confirmed that there is no PING deal in place.
According to Garcia, he will be looking to base his next deal around finding a ball he liked – so it has been the ball’s fault!
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