Graeme McDowell now with Srixon
With the turn of the new, 2010 US Open winner, Graeme McDowell has signed the deal the sports equipment company Srixon. What were rumours some time back is now reality. McDowell, ending his contract with Callaway is now with Srixon. It has been reported
that the deal between the equipment makers and the Ulsterman is about $3 million dollars.
Making a deal with Srixon, the Northern Irishman will play a Srixon ball, use the company’s clubs and Cleveland wedges and also wear their hat and glove. This is the first of the many future contracts the player with sig. Due to the amazing 2010 he has had,
many companies will happily endorse G-Mac.
These companies, including Srixon, will surely hoist McDowell in the money list and hence make him one of the richest earners in the world of golf. Graeme’s deal with Srixon is a ‘multi-year’ deal and G-Mac is happy with the change of the New Year.
Along with winning the U.S Open, McDowell was also victorious at the Celtic Manor Wales Open, Andalucía Masters and most recently, the Chevron World Challenge. McDowell also emerged as the Ryder Cup hero when he defeated the American Hunter Mahan in the
singles match and scored the winning putt for the European team. McDowell’s birdie on the sixteenth hole was definitely one of the best moments of his life.
Speaking of defeating Americans, Graeme’s performance at the Chevron World Challenge was legendary. With the host of the tournament, Tiger Woods, staying in lead for a good amount of time was actually four shots ahead prior to the final round. Not only did
Graeme overcome the deficiency but also defeated Woods in a play-off. Defeating a fourteen time major championship winner surely takes some skills, and McDowell has those.
Due to his success this year, McDowell is at number 14 in the sport’s unofficial money list. This was according to Golf Digest’s top 50 earners in 2010 that was published on Thursday. Graeme, who is ranked number seven in the world, made a total of $9.7
million on and off course in 2010.McDowell’s new deal with Srixon wasn’t counted in the estimate however.
G-Mac also shared the European Tour payer of the Year award with Martin Kaymer. He was also awarded player of the year by both the U.S and British golf writers. Change is good, but McDowell is hoping to continue with his brilliant performance in 2011.