EThe year that ends tomorrow will bring with it an important change to Jon Rahm. The world number 2 will announce in the next few days the closing his time on Taylor Made, the firm with which he has played since he made the leap into the professional field to use a new ‘weapon’, the brand Callaway, the one that promoted, above all, Phil Mickelson from 2004 and in which until 2019 was also Sergio Garca. At the same time, the Barrika golfer also leave the Adidas ‘squire’ for a new sportswear firm. In principle be Travis Mathews, the clothing line that Callaway created in August 2017, although MARCA has not been able to contrast this point.
Rumors of Rahm’s goodbye from his old club firm ended up being confirmed with the Christmas that the brand that was founded in Illinois shipped 10 days ago. Dressed in an identical Christmas jumper were all their stars, Tiger Woods, McIlroy, Dustin Johnson, Colin Morikawa, but the Spanish golfer was missing, who has won 12 tournaments between the PGA Tour and the European Tour with this signature from which he received a bonus this year for the conquest of world number 1.
For contractual reasons, Rahm still has not been able to spread the news that opens a period of interrogations in the immediate response of the golfer, that to be a father in early spring.
The change of material usually entails a adaptation process. It has happened to everyone. TO McIlroy the last when he passed Nike. “It is not a question that manufacturers are able to make clubs exactly the same as the ones you played previously. It is not a question of having a ball that is a replica of the previous one. They are the sensations and how the blow sounds “, Nick Faldo told a few years ago, a player who was always loyal to Mizuno, the Japanese firm with which he won six majors.
Maybe the ball is the crudest. It was always said that when Tiger Woods made a full commitment to Nike, the ball that the swoosh firm put on the market was not the one played by the megastar, that he had a special ball. The spherical of the three hundred and thirty-odd dimples is a torment many times for golfers, who do not finish drawing the effects that they previously visualize, which leads to despair many times. Sergio, a sensitive player, was forced to play a ball at Callaway in 2018 that had just been released. Never felt comfortable. He returned to the ball of a lifetime and after not being able to please the manufacturer, they chose to separate their paths.
Jon, whose emergence despite not yet having a great has been fabulous, comes to the signature that revolutionized the market in 1991 with the Big Bertha, the stick baptized as one of the German guns of World War II because of the forcefulness of its power. It is a different bet for a firm whose main exponents are
Tiger Woods blows out 45 candles today, proudly watching his son Charlie point out enormous possibilities. But at the same time, his race to reach the Jack Nicklaus Grand 18 is increasingly uphill every day. With 15 majors, the story is getting more and more complicated. Only Julius Boros (48), Old Morris (47, in the 19th century) and Nicklaus (46) have won big at older.