If Brooks Koepka signs a new golf club deal, here's what it's worth...

Four majors within two years, but Brooks Koepka is still a free agent in the golf equipment world!

Andy Roberts's picture
Tue, 21 May 2019
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Brooks Koepka is somehow still a free agent in the equipment world as he embarks on life as a four-time major winner and newly-promoted World No.1 after breaking records galore at the US PGA Championship on Sunday.


 

Then again, he probably doesn't care much with his bank balance soaring faster than Donald Trump leaving the White House for the golf course.

Koepka, who scooped just shy of $2 million at Bethpage Black on Sunday, of course still has millions coming in from his apparel and footwear sponsor Nike Golf, but with that brand departing the hardware market in 2016, the big-hitting American has now been a free agent for the best part of three years now. 

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Going alone has hardly done him much harm though, with his game steadily improving ever since. 

Koepka currently uses a mixed bag of golf clubs including TaylorMade M5 driver, an old TaylorMade M2 fairway wood and Nike Vapor Fly Pro driving iron (now out of production), Mizuno JPX 919 Tour irons, Titleist Vokey SM7 wedges, Scotty Cameron T10 Select Newport 2 putter and Titleist Pro V1x golf ball.

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The only other two players in the world's top 20 who have followed Koepka's lead as a free agent when it comes to golf club deals are Tommy Fleetwood and Paul Casey, with the latter rumoured to be linked to HONMA Golf but as yet no deal has taken place. 

Other Nike athletes including Tiger Woods spent a year a without an equipment contract but then joined TaylorMade in 2017 alongside Rory McIlroy, while reigining Open champion Francesco Molinari signed to Callaway at the start of this year but had been a free agent when lifting the Claret Jug at Carnoustie last July. 

The Koepka situation, however, is becoming an entirely different beast for any interested golf club brand, especially after he became the first player to win his first four majors within two years. He also became the 11th player to win four majors before his 30th birthday (which falls in May 2020), and is the only player to successfully defend both the US Open and US PGA. 

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With first-time PGA Tour winners estimated to be looking at a golf club deal in the region of $500,000, you can only imagine what Koepka's team will be asking for with four majors and two other PGA Tour titles in the bank at the age of 29. 

Even before Nike Golf signed Koepka, reports claim his team was looking closer to $1 million for any brand to sign him to a golf club deal.

According to one golf equipment marketing expert, Koepka's team would likely be asking in the region of $5 million to $7 million per year for him to play a company's set of golf clubs, and that is without a hat deal that would add a load more on top.

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So will any equipment brand take the plunge on what would likely be one of the biggest yearly pay packets the game of golf has ever seen - okay, maybe excluding the whopping deals for Tiger and Rory down the years. 

But if you're Koepka right now, would you really want to move away from a set of clubs that seemingly works for you every week.

If it ain't broke, don't fix it, or so they say. 

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