World No.2 Jon Rahm has joined Callaway Golf‘s tour professional staff in a multi-year agreement that will see the 26-year-old Spaniard play with a full bag of Callaway woods, irons and wedges, a Callaway Chrome Soft X golf ball and use 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 ball, which has really impressed me during the testing process.”
Rahm worked extensively with the Callaway’s tour team to dial in the specs for each of his new clubs. He will officially make his debut as a Callaway player this at this week’s Sentry Tournament of Champions, with a bag that includes a prototype set of new Callaway woods and irons and a Chrome Soft X ball.
Rahm has been one of the best players in the game since he turned professional in 2016. He’s already been no.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 tour 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 top-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, which is also owned by Callaway Golf.
“I’m really pleased to begin the next chapter of my career as a part of this team with TravisMathew, ”said Rahm. “Everything TravisMathew makes is lightweight with stretch, providing a lot of comfort. I really feel confident playing in TravisMathew apparel and can’t wait to wear it off the course as well.”
Rahm’s motivation to make the move to TravisMathew apparel can be attributed primarily to the signature blend of performance, comfort, and style that each product offers. Early in the discussion, he was impressed with TravisMathew’s commitment to sourcing fabrics that deliver the performance benefits he looks for in his golf apparel, but also the casual, lifestyle look he enjoys when not playing. A few of Rahm’s favourite items include TravisMathew’s Wanderlust jacket, Heater polo, and Open to Close pant.
Speaking about the new signing, TravisMathew CEO Ryan Ellis said: “We couldn’t be happier to add an athlete of Jon’s quality to our ranks. He plays golf with such confidence and is an all-around great guy to be around. He finished 2020 strong and we can’t wait to see what the future holds for him.”