On Monday Sergio Garcia and TaylorMade announced that after a 15 year partnership, the two parties were parting ways. The “mutually agreed” split means the reigning Masters champion is now a free agent in the equipment world.
Sergio signed on with TaylorMade back in 2002 when he was just 22. Before that, Garcia was with Titleist.
“Today, after a memorable 15-year partnership with Sergio Garcia, we have mutually agreed on a release from the remaining years of his TaylorMade contract,” the statement from TaylorMade read. “It has been an honor to play a role in his performance throughout his career, including The Players Championship, 19 worldwide wins, Ryder Cup heroics and his 2017 Masters win. We congratulate Sergio on a career year and wish him all the best in the future.”
The announcement comes just five days after parent company Adidas announced the completion of the sale of TaylorMade, Adams Golf, and Ashworth to KPS Capital Partners.
While Garcia will likely have his pick when it comes to which equipment company he will go with next, it seems that Callaway might be the front-runner. Sergio was photographed trying out some Callaway wedges at the British Masters and last month was seen using a Callaway putter at the Dell Technologies Championship.
With Sergio gone, TaylorMade will push forward with its staple of top golfers including Justin Rose, Dustin Johnson, Jason Day, Jon Rahm, Rory Mcllroy, and Tiger Woods.