Reed explains decision not to sign equipment deal

"It’s hard to believe that there is one company that makes 14 perfect clubs and a perfect golf ball for every player."

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Reed explains decision not to sign equipment deal

Taking a look inside Patrick Reed’s golf bag from the Masters is like taking a peek in an amateur's bag at your local club - albeit, a wealthy amateur. 

There are six different brands in there - unlike most pros who stick to one manufacturer, as their contract demands.

The 27-year-old Texan is Niked up on the apparel front, but chose not to sign a new hardwear deal since leaving Callaway in 2017.

While this may be losing the Masters Champion a fortune in revenue, he believes being forced to play one brand through the bag is hampering other players.

“I wanted to try something different this year," Reed  told CBS. "There's so many great companies out there. When you go on these big deals like this, you kind of get stuck on, you have to use all of the same equipment. It’s hard to believe that there is one company that makes 14 perfect clubs and a perfect golf ball for every player.

"So what I did this year, with partnering up with Nike and going kind of more on the clothing side, it has freed me up to use whatever equipment I want. I'm able to put 14 clubs and a golf ball in the golf bag that I feel are the perfect fit for me."

Fair point. But let’s see how long he remains a free agent...

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