Imponerande spanjoren Jon Rahm har skrivit kontrakt med Callaway och ska spela en full bag av företagets driver, fairwayklubbor, järnklubbor, wedgar och bollar samt håla ut med en Odyssey-putter. I dagsläget har han ännu så länge olanserade 2021-klubbor i bagen samt en Chrome Soft X-boll. Han har redan hunnit få till en 59-runda med de nya klubborna så de passar honom sannolikt hyfsat.

Att det skulle bli Callaway för den 26-årige spanjoren var kanske mindre överraskande än att han spelade TaylorMade så länge. Redan när han gick på college "upptäcktes" han av Phil Mickelson (som ju också är Callaway-spelare och sägs vara delägare i bolaget).

Det ryktas att Phil 2016 slog vad med en tourkollega om att Jon skulle bli topp 10 i världen inom ett år. Som vanligt när Phil slår vad är det hälften geni och hälften vansinne – den här gången det förra när Jon klättrade över 700 platser på mindre än tolv månader.

Jon Rahms meritlista:

  • Varit världsetta (en kort tid som proffs, men 60 veckor som amatör)
  • Tolv segrar runt om i världen
  • Spelade i det vinnande Ryder Cup-laget 2018
  • Fick 2019 utmärkelsen European Tour Player of the Year
  • Två segrar på PGA-touren 2020

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JON RAHM JOINS CALLAWAY GOLF TOUR STAFF

(Chessington, UK – January 4, 2021) Today Callaway Golf Company (NYSE: ELY) announced that Jon Rahm, the #2 ranked player in the world, has joined its Tour professional staff in a multiyear agreement. As a Staff Pro, he will transition into a full bag of Callaway Woods, Callaway Irons, Callaway Wedges, a Callaway Chrome Soft X Golf Ball and an Odyssey Putter.

“I’m so happy to be joining Callaway, and I can’t wait to start the year,” Rahm said. “The equipment is already performing well for me, and in my first round with the new setup, I shot a course record 59 at Silverleaf. I have confidence in my new Callaway clubs – and especially the golf ball, which has really impressed me during the testing process.”

Rahm worked extensively with the Company’s Tour Department to dial in the specs for each of his new clubs. He will officially make his Callaway Staff debut this week at the Sentry Tournament of Champions, with a bag that includes Callaway Prototype Woods, Callaway Prototype Irons, and a Callaway Chrome Soft X Golf Ball.

The 26-year-old Spaniard has been one of the best players in the game since he turned professional in 2016. He’s already been #1 in the world rankings, earned 12 worldwide victories, competed for the victorious 2018 European Ryder Cup team, received the 2019 European Tour Player of the Year award, and he won two PGA Tour events in 2020.

Rahm used Callaway and Odyssey equipment at Arizona State University, where he won 11 tournaments while playing for Head Coach Tim Mickelson. Rahm has the second most wins in school history, behind fellow Callaway Staffer Phil Mickelson. He received the Ben Hogan Award as the best college player in the United States in 2015 and 2016, the first golfer to win the award twice, and he was the #1 ranked amateur in the world for a record 60 weeks.

“We’re proud to welcome Jon Rahm as the newest member of our Tour Staff,” said Callaway President & CEO, Chip Brewer. “He’s one of the very best players in the world, and he’s a proven winner on golf’s biggest global stages. We’ve admired Jon for many years, going back to his college days when he first used our equipment. We’re excited to see him playing Callaway and Odyssey again, as he looks to take his game to yet another level.”

In addition to using Callaway and Odyssey equipment, Rahm will wear apparel from TravisMathew. You can follow Jon on Instagram at @jonrahm and on Twitter at @JonRahmPGA.

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