Callaway retains Lefty with new deal
Monday, April 13, 2009
Callaway Golf Co. announced April 7 it has extended its endorsement contract with Phil Mickelson.
Mickelson, currently the No. 2 player in the world, will play a full complement of Callaway equipment. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed by company officials.
At the Masters tournament, Mickelson, 38, said he agreed to a five-year deal with the Carlsbad, Calif.-based equipment company.
“We just did it this week, actually,” he said. “I just felt like in the last five years I have won my major championships, I have come closest to No. 1 in the rankings that I’ve ever been, and I felt like Callaway’s support staff and the engineers and technicians have been a big part of that.
“And so you know, this is an important part of my career now, these next five years, and I felt like I needed to continue to be with what I perceive as the best equipment on the market.”
Mickelson currently plays the Callaway FT-9 driver, Big Bertha Diablo fairway woods, Tour Authentic X-Prototype irons and X-Forged irons, an Odyssey White Hot XG #9 putter and Tour i Series golf balls.
In a written statement, George Fellows, Callaway’s president and CEO, said: “He’s clearly one of the most talented golfers ever to play the game and we’re proud to have our equipment in his hands as he continues towards the World Golf Hall of Fame.”
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