Golf News – January 21, 2022

Brooke Henderson Chooses to Join Team TaylorMade With Multi-Year Agreement; Set to Play TP5x Golf Ball and Wear Tour Preferred Glove in Competition

CARLSBAD, CA – TaylorMade Golf Company adds to its impressive roster of talent with the addition of Brooke Henderson, the winningest Canadian golfer on major professional tours with 10 LPGA TOUR wins, including the 2016 KPMG Women’s PGA Championship and 2018 CP Women’s Open.

The 24-year-old Henderson, currently ranked No. 11 in the Rolex Women’s World Golf Rankings, signs a multi-year contract with TaylorMade Golf to play TaylorMade’s flagship golf ball franchise, TP5x, as well as wear the Tour Preferred Glove.

After extensive testing in the off-season, Henderson decided the best performing golf ball for her style of play is the new TP5x. With sister Brittany on the bag for a seventh year, Brooke will play No. 7 on her TP5x.

In addition to the golf ball, Henderson will also wear TaylorMade’s premium glove offering – the Tour Preferred Glove, the glove of choice for TaylorMade Tour players constructed from premium materials for optimal comfort, fit and feel.

Brooke Henderson Career Notes

  • Winningest Canadian golfer (men or women) on major professional tours – won 10th career tournament in 2021 at the Hugel-Air Premia LA Open.
  • Won 2016 KPMG Women’s PGA Championship to be second youngest women’s major winner ever at 18 years and 10 months old – with the win she rose to No. 2 in the World Golf Rankings, the highest ever by a Canadian (male or female).
  • Became third youngest champion in LPGA Tour history by winning the 2015 Cambia Portland Classic as a non-tour member at 17 years and 11 months old.
  • Henderson is a two-time Olympic participant competing in 2016 at Rio and 2020 at Tokyo.
  • First Canadian ever to be ranked No. one in the Women’s World Amateur Rankings (2014).

Henderson started playing golf at the age of three to join her father and sister on the course. She is also an avid hockey fan and grew up playing goalie, which she credits for helping grow the mental toughness that has transferred to her professional golf career.

About TP5x | The Path To Distance

The path to distance has evolved with the all-new TP5x. In 2017, a movement began with the optimal spin and launch conditions provided by our 5-layer construction. Then, we increased ball speed with the HFM Speed Layer and now added advanced aerodynamics with the new Tour Flight Dimple Pattern.

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David Duval Joins Callaway Staff

CARLSBAD, CA – Today, Callaway Golf (NYSE: ELY), an unrivaled tech-enabled golf company delivering leading golf equipment, apparel, and entertainment, officially announced that David Duval has joined their Professional Staff. He will play Callaway Woods, Irons, a Callaway Chrome Soft Golf Ball, and an Odyssey Putter on the Champions Tour.

“I’ve been working hard on my game for almost a year now, I feel confident about where I’m at, and I’m looking forward to getting back out and competing. In the past I’ve never really been affiliated with one golf brand, and more recently I’ve been looking for a relationship with a company that feels like a family. That’s exactly what I’ve found with the Callaway Team, and I believe that they make the best, most consistent equipment in the game,” Duval said.

“I’ve always admired the quality of their products, and with the new golf ball alone I’ve picked up 3 mph ball speed, which has really made a difference for me. They have had so much success especially in recent years across the professional Tours, including the Champions Tour where they’re the most played brand. Joining Callaway is a natural fit for me, and I’m excited for what’s ahead.” Duval will make his Champions Tour debut this week in Hawaii, and this summer he will compete in the 150th Open at St. Andrew and at the British Senior Open in Gleneagles.

“We’re proud to welcome David to Callaway, and to add another major champion to our Professional Staff,” said Tim Reed, Sr. Vice President of Sports Marketing for Callaway Golf. “It’s such a pleasure to work with him, and to see how his game is progressing with our equipment in his bag. We’re excited to have him on our Tour Team, and to see how he performs with a full tournament schedule this year.”

Duval is a 13-time winner on the PGA TOUR, highlighted by his major championship triumph at The Open in 2001, his victory at the 1999 PLAYERS Championship, and his win at the 1997 TOUR Championship. He was also the #1 Ranked Player in the Official World Golf Rankings and carded an unforgettable final round 59 to win the 1999 Desert Classic in Palm Springs.

Duval adds to Callaway’s impressive momentum on Tours around the world. Among their highlights last year, World #1 Jon Rahm won the U.S. Open, Phil Mickelson made major history in his PGA Championship victory, Annika Sorenstam won the U.S. Senior Women’s Open, Xander Schauffele captured the Men’s Gold Medal in Tokyo, and 11 different Staff Professionals won on the PGA TOUR. Callaway continues to to be the #1 Driver Brand on major Tours worldwide. They’re the #1 Driver, Fairway Wood, Iron and Putter Brand on the Champions Tour and the LPGA Tour as well.

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