The 2017 Masters Champion rejoins TaylorMade following 15 years of success with the brand earlier in his career.
TaylorMade has one of the most well known roster of players on the PGA TOUR. Back in January they added equipment free agent Tommy Fleetwood to its staff and have continued to bolster its roster with the homecoming of Sergio Garcia. Garcia is a Ryder Cup hero and winner of 36 professional events worldwide.
This is a homecoming for the Spaniard as he previously spent 15 years as a member of Team TaylorMade from 2003-2018 before leaving for Callaway in January 2018. He spent two seasons with Callaway before becoming an equipment free agent in January 2020.
Garcia rejoins 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 is currently ranked 46th in the World and remains one of the game’s most recognizable figures.
“The opportunity to reunite with Sergio is one we couldn’t let pass by,” says David Abeles, CEO, TaylorMade Golf. “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 and we truly welcome his return to Team TaylorMade.”
The bond between Garcia and TaylorMade goes well beyond a logo on a hat. He helped the brand develop a premium-performance golf ball, as his feedback helped shape the Tour Preferred franchise. 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,” said Sergio Garcia. 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 rejoin 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.