Tiger Woods Signs With TaylorMade
TaylorMade Golf Company announced that a multi-year contract has been reached with 14-time Major Winner, Tiger Woods.|
Tiger will play TaylorMade’s driver, fairway woods, irons and wedges. Tiger’s accolades are well documented since first turning professional in 1996 at the age of 20. The 14-time major championship winner holds countless amateur and professional records on the PGA Tour that place him among the game’s all-time greats and have cemented his legacy as one of the greatest athletes of all time in any sport.
The 11-time PGA Tour Player of the Year will play TaylorMade metalwoods, irons and wedges as part of his club contract, with specific product models to be determined at the conclusion of Woods’ and TaylorMade’s testing process.
Further, Tiger will co-create with TaylorMade’s club engineers and have an integral role in the design and development of a new, personalised iron model that will make its debut in Tiger’s bag soon.
Tiger’s history with the brand goes back to his days as the world’s top amateur, when he played TaylorMade metalwoods in his victories at both the 1994 &’95 U.S. Amateur Championships in addition to multiple other junior and professional tournaments on Tour.
Other terms of the TaylorMade deal were not disclosed. However, during his first appearance at the Hero World Challenge in the Bahamas last December, he played a TaylorMade M2 driver with a Mitsubishi Tensei CK Pro White 70TX shaft at 9.5 degrees.
Rumours are that Tiger will be playing at Torrey Pines, with the new 2017 version of the company`s M2 3-wood (13 degrees) in the bag as well as the company`s 2017 M1 5-wood (19 degrees).
The signing bolsters a TaylorMade tour staff already rich in big names, with Dustin Johnson, Jason Day, Justin Rose and Sergio Garcia among its players. Woods, however, brings the company something it has not had in a long time—one of the game’s true icons, which could possibly make the company more attractive as it continues to look for a buyer.