World No.2 and Ryder Cup star Jon Rahm joins Callaway Golf... and shoots a course record 59 in his opening round with his new equipment.
Jon Rahm has signed a multi-year agreement to join Callaway's roster of tour players and will transition into a full bag of Callaway woods, irons and wedges, as well as playing a Callaway Chrome Soft X Golf Ball and an Odyssey Putter.
“I’m so happy to be joining Callaway, and I can’t wait to start the year,” the Spaniard said.
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“The equipment is already performing well for me, and in my first round with the new setup, 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."
Rahm worked extensively with Callaway's Tour Department to dial in the specs for each of his new clubs. He will officially make his Callaway staff debut this week at the Sentry Tournament of Champions, with a bag that includes Callaway prototype woods, Callaway prototype Irons and a Callaway Chrome Soft X Golf Ball. He'll also wear TravisMathew apparel.
The 26-year-old has been one of the best players in the game since he turned professional in 2016. He’s already been No.1 in the world rankings, earned 12 worldwide victories, competed for the victorious 2018 European Ryder Cup team, received the 2019 European Tour Player of the Year award and won two PGA Tour events in 2020.
Rahm used Callaway and Odyssey equipment at Arizona State University, where he won 11 tournaments while playing for Head Coach Tim Mickelson. Rahm has the second most wins in school history, behind fellow Callaway Staffer Phil Mickelson.
He received the Ben Hogan Award as the best college player in the United States in 2015 and 2016, the first golfer to win the award twice, and he was the No.1 ranked amateur in the world for a record 60 weeks.
Rahm had used TaylorMade equipment and worn adidas apparel since turning professional.
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“We’re proud to welcome Jon Rahm as the newest member of our Tour staff,” said Chip Brewer, Callaway President & CEO.
“He’s one of the very best players in the world, and he’s a proven winner on golf’s biggest global stages.
"We’ve admired Jon for many years, going back to his college days when he first used our equipment. We’re excited to see him playing Callaway and Odyssey again, as he looks to take his game to yet another level.”