Golf Update: G-Mac is now Srixon's man

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  • Golf Update: G-Mac is now Srixon

Golf Update: G-Mac is now Srixon's man

U.S. Open winner Graeme McDowell aka G-Mac will be heading towards Hawaii for PGA Tour’s season-opener with his new clubs.

The 34-year-old professional had a superb season left behind. He won four titles, played in the Ryder Cup, and grabbed the Golf Writers Association Award (GWAA). From golf gear manufacturers to fans, everyone wants a piece of him. Similar situation is with Japanese golf gear manufacturer, Srixon, who signed a deal with the veteran.

According to the deal, the Northern Irish star will be using Srixon gears. His bag will carry hats, gloves, balls, and irons made by Srixon. A question arises: where will the Callaway clubs go? Callaway is a gear manufacturer, whose contract with the veteran expired last season. Well, Callaway Octane Driver is still lying in G-Mac's bag and will stay there because of several reasons.

G-Mac got this driver as a part of the deal with Callaway and won several titles with it. Moreover, the driver took him to Celtic Manor and remained his loyal knight until the last tee shot.

According to a report, the player has signed a $ 3 million deal with the US based company, but is not willing to give up on his most trusted weapon. Therefore, he has struck a deal that he will be promoting the ball rather than the driver in the coming tournament.

Commenting about the ball, G-Mac said, “Nowadays the golf ball is a huge part of the whole deal and it was a ball I wanted to try out.” He added that he instantly fell in love wiith the look of the object and was confident that Srixon equipments would perk him high. 

The Andalusian Valderrama winner surged to number five in world rankings and finished second in Race to Dubai 2010. Despite that, he decided to bid goodbye to the European tour and decided to stick with PGA like his Ryder Cup pal, Ian Poulter.

Speaking about the new option, the European said, “The European Tour, as a tour, is still my home and I’ll continue to support the [it] but the PGA Tour is where a lot of the world’s best players are playing. I enjoy the [U.S.] lifestyle and I enjoy the tour over here. I wanted to give it a season to see how it felt.”

Sure G-Mac, try it and discover the new Srixon ball coupled with a Callaway driver on the tees of Hawaii.

 

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