Koepka was among the many Nike staff players when the company exited the club manufacturing business, and like a number of other players at the time choose to play the equipment he liked instead of taking a paid contract.

The period that followed delivered the former World No.1 significant success, including four major championship titles and his ascension to the top of the world rankings. All achieved with a mixture of brands throughout his bag.

However, the American put Srixon’s ZX7 irons in play at the start of this year and word spread throughout the golf equipment world that a full deal might eventuate, even more so after his win in Phoenix with the model in play. Koepka and Sumitomo Rubber Industries – Srixon and Cleveland’s parent company – announcing the deal this morning via a media release.

“I am very excited to join my good friends Shane Lowry, Graeme McDowell and Hideki Matsuyama as a Srixon and Cleveland Golf Tour Staff member,” Koepka said. “I’ve been an equipment free agent for the past few years, so it will be fun to be involved with a company on a daily basis and be able to contribute to the development of their future equipment. I put the ZX7 Irons in play in January and it is the best iron I have played on Tour.”

RIGHT: Koepka will play a driver, irons, wedges and a ball from his new sponsor this week. PHOTO: Supplied.

The partnership will officially get underway this week when Koepka takes on his Tour and social media sparring partner Bryson DeChambeau in a head-to-head match in Las Vegas.

The release did not detail specifics of the equipment Koepka will use beyond a “Srixon Driver, Srixon Irons, Cleveland Golf Wedges, Srixon Golf Ball, and carry a Srixon Staff Bag”. However, it has been reported that he will have a ZX5 driver in play alongside his ZX7 irons, with Cleveland’s RTX ZipCore wedges and a prototype Z-STAR ball.

The brand has enjoyed success at the top level of the game in recent years, with Hideki Matsuyama’s historic Masters win coming as a Srixon player, so too Shane Lowry’s Open Championship victory in Northern Ireland in 2019. Our own Hannah Green and Minjee Lee are also members of brand’s Tour staff and won their respective major titles with mostly Srixon/Cleveland equipment in the bag.

“We’re extremely proud to have Brooks come on board as our newest Staff member,” Vice President of Tour Operations at Srixon Rodney McDonald said. “He’s one of the best players in the world and brings his major championship pedigree and validation to our brands. We’re excited for Brooks to join the Srixon and Cleveland Golf family and look forward to supporting him out on Tour.”