Dustin Johnson takes a leaf out of Tiger Woods' book after adidas Golf split

Dustin Johnson was spotted wearing the FootJoy Premiere Series Packard golf shoe in a practice round ahead of the third LIV Golf League event of 2023.

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Thu, 30 Mar 2023
Dustin Johnson takes a leaf out of Tiger Woods' book after adidas Golf split

Tiger Woods turned heads at the 86th Masters when he arrived at Augusta National rocking a pair of FootJoy golf shoes - and it appears Dustin Johnson is a fan too. 

Johnson was spotted wearing the all-white FootJoy Premiere Series Packard shoe during a practice round ahead of the third 2023 LIV Golf event in Orlando. 

The 2020 Masters champion split with adidas Golf in February, bringing to an end a 15-year association with the brand. 

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Johnson explained the split was amicable. As did the brand's president Jeff Lienhart who paid tribute to his efforts wearing the three stripes. 

The chief reason they parted was for the 37-year-old to free up space for new sponsors with his 4 Aces clothing.

ESPN were first to break the news of Johnson's split with adidas Golf.

At the time, a source said: 

"As good as the relationship with Adidas has been, it just didn't fit in his plans," the source said. "A major part of starting a team is establishing a brand identity and building that brand. The primary asset is the shirt. ... They want the entire shirt. DJ needed a clean break to start his team. He's grateful to Adidas for letting him out of the deal."

Johnson's LIV Golf team are still without their first major sponsor.

Reportedly, Sergio Garcia's Fireballs have found a sponsor in Akron, a Mexican-based oil company. 

That news was from an SI report in which LIV Golf officials allegedly complained to teams they weren't generating enough revenue. 

You can see the video of Johnson here:

As for Woods, he continues to wear FootJoy. Even his son Charlie Woods has taken to wearing the same pair. 

Johnson and Woods will soon be turning their attention to the 2023 Masters.

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