World No 2 Jon Rahm has signed a multi-year deal with Callaway and will tee off at this week’s Sentry Tournament of Champions with a brand-new set of clubs and apparel.
Rahm’s move to Callaway Golf from TaylorMade had been in the pipeline for a couple of months, with the agreement confirmed on Monday.
The 26-year-old is poised for a big year on the PGA Tour as he goes in search of a maiden Major title. He will thus start the new year with a fresh look, including a Callaway-prototype driver and irons.
Rahm will from now on wear the Travis Matthews range with a Callaway cap and the standard staff bag.
‘I’m so happy to be joining Callaway, and I can’t wait to start the year. The equipment is already performing well for me, and in my first round with the new set-up, I shot a course-record 59 at Silverleaf. I have confidence in my new Callaway clubs – and especially the golf ball, which has really impressed me during the testing process,’ the Spaniard said in a statement.
Rahm joins Xander Schauffele as the other big household name for Callaway, added to Phil Mickelson’s long-term presence with the brand.
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‘In preparation for Jon’s fitting, we diligently studied his driving performance stats and preferred launch/spin conditions,’ said Jacob Davidson, PGA Tour rep for Callaway.
‘This allowed us to build Jon a driver that immediately caught his attention after the first few swings. We then made a few minor adjustments and started to study the launch-monitor numbers. The ball speeds were impressive but, more importantly, we saw his dispersion move tighter down range.’
Rahm will be one of whole host of big names in action in Hawaii this week as the PGA Tour kickstarts the new year.