TaylorMade Golf Company adds to its impressive roster of talent with the addition of Sergio Garcia, a Ryder Cup hero and winner of 36 professional events worldwide.
After spending 15 years as a member of Team TaylorMade (2003-18), Garcia re-joins the company that helped propel him to many of his most significant on-course accomplishments, including the 2008 Players Championship and 2017 Masters. At the age of 41, Garcia remains one of the game’s premier ball strikers and most recognizable figures.
“The opportunity to reunite with Sergio is one we couldn’t let pass by,” TaylorMade CEO David Abeles said. “Over the course of nearly two decades, we’ve built a deep connection and familiarity. He understands the history of our brand, the performance of our products and who we are as a people. We truly welcome his return to Team TaylorMade.”
The bond between Garcia and TaylorMade goes well beyond a logo on a hat. He was integral to the brand’s development of a premium-performance golf ball, as his feedback helped shape the Tour Preferred franchise.
RIGHT: A look inside Sergio's bag for this week's PGA Championship at Kiawah Island. PHOTO: Supplied.
At the 2006 Masters, Garcia became the first Tour professional to play the TP Red in competition. Coming full circle, he was also one of the first players to tee up the all-new 2021 TP5x golf ball at the professional level – choosing to do so as an un-contracted player.
“Some of my fondest on-course memories have come with a TaylorMade club in my hands and a TaylorMade golf ball on the tee,” Garcia said. “I am excited about the future, especially with the Olympics and Ryder Cup on the horizon, and I know that TaylorMade will help me achieve the absolute best possible results.
“I’ve always been comfortable with their team, their approach to the game and their equipment, especially their golf ball. I couldn’t be more excited to re-join a group I consider family.”
Within the new partnership, Garcia will play TaylorMade clubs, the TP5X golf ball, wear a TaylorMade glove and carry a TaylorMade golf bag starting this week at the PGA Championship.