Lydia Ko Signs with Callaway Golf
Lydia Ko looks to have signed her first major sponsorship deal since turning pro, joining up with one of the giants of the game in Callaway Golf.
It is understood there was fierce competition from several major golf brands in trying to tie Ko to their companies, but now the equipment endorsement race appears to have reached its climax with Callaway Golf securing the New Zealand teenager on what is likely a highly lucrative deal.
No official announcement about the deal has been made as of yet, although there has been rumour of a Callaway 2014-season staff bag with Ko’s name neatly embroidered on the front panel – a good sign that she’s joined the company’s professional roster.
Ko recently travelled to a Callaway fitting centre in the United States where she met World Men’s No.5 and Callaway’s top star, five-time major champion Phil Mickelson.
If the deal between Lydia Ko and Callaway Golf does prove to be true then she would continue to emulate fellow New Zealander Danny Lee.
Lee, who joined Callaway Golf in April 2009, signed in a deal reportedly worth about $1.2 million after also agreeing management terms supposedly worth around $12.2m.
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