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Jamie Donaldson signs with TaylorMade
Jamie Donaldson might now have been the man on everyone’s lips heading into the 40th Ryder Cup at Gleneagles, but the Welshman did plenty in the event to distinguish himself in 2014 and later this month will being a new endorsement contract with TaylorMade Golf.
Donaldson finished runner-up at the WGC-Cadillac Championship in March, and then went 3-1-0 in his Ryder Cup debut last week – scoring the winning point in singles play against the highly-rated Keegan Bradley.
Now it seems Donaldson has attracted one of the world’s largest golf brands, TaylorMade, which has offered him a new equipment deal beginning at the Volvo World Match Play on October 16-19, in which the 38-year-old is set to use TaylorMade woods in addition to also using a staff golf bag and hat.
Donaldson was somewhat of a late bloomer in the game, turning pro in 2000, although he didn’t record his first European Tour victory until 2012. This has been his standout year to date, playing part-time on the PGA Tour and making nine cuts in 12 starts with top-25 results at both the Masters (T-14) and PGA Championship (T-24).
For Donaldson, this could a career upturn as he makes a fresh start with TaylorMade.
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