Tiger Woods joins TaylorMade
TaylorMade has signed Tiger Woods in a sensational nine-year deal, bringing to an end the 14-time major winners equipment deal with Nike Golf.
Tiger will play TaylorMade's driver, fairway woods, irons and wedges. The signing also reinforces TaylorMade’s promise of creating the strongest roster of athletes ever seen under in one stable.
Tiger will also get to co-create with TaylorMade’s club engineers, and have an integral role in the design and development of a new, personalised iron model that will make its debut in Tiger’s bag at a future date to be determined.
“Throughout my career, I’ve always been meticulous about my equipment. Over the past few months, I’ve had clubs from every brand sent to me to test. When it came to making a final decision, the choice was easy—it all came down to performance, which is why I chose TaylorMade," Tiger said in a statement.
Tiger played TaylorMade metalwoods in his victories at both the 1994 &’95 U.S. Amateur Championships in addition to multiple other junior and professional tournaments on Tour. Since then, however, he’s been largely a Nike player.
"Our product teams at TaylorMade have a singular focus - to create the best performing golf equipment in the world. We are thrilled that Tiger has chosen to play TaylorMade. His impact on the game of golf is undeniable and we are honoured to have him part of our team,” a TaylorMade statement read.