Furyk to sign endorsement deal with TaylorMade

Jim Furyk
Jim Furyk ( Associated Press )

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Jim Furyk picked a good time to have a good year. In sports business parlance, it was his “contract year,” and now Furyk is set to reap the rewards.

His agent, Andrew Witlieb, confirmed to Golfweek that Furyk will sign a deal to endorse equipment with TaylorMade next season and be featured in the company’s 2011 print and TV advertising campaigns. Furyk’s contract with Srixon expires Dec. 31.

Furyk will be required to use only the TaylorMade driver, which he already has been playing this season, and golf ball. Furyk, the 2010 Player of the Year, didn’t want to make significant changes and will stick with Srixon irons and Callaway wedges.

Witlieb said that Furyk is close to cashing in on his three-win season with sponsors for his bag, front of hat, side of hat and shirt collar.