Report: "Only matter of time" before equipment tour vans head to LIV Golf

According to a report, it won't be long until an original equipment manufacture starts to have a presence at a LIV Golf Tour event.

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Wed, 31 Aug 2022
Report: "Only matter of time" before equipment tour vans head to LIV Golf

It is only a "matter of time" before an original equipment manufacturer starts to have a presence at LIV Golf Invitational Series events. 

According to Jonathan Wall of Golf, several equipment reps believe we are edging closer to this becoming a reality after the latest round of defections from the PGA Tour to the mega money series. 

It is of course a sticky situation because of the PGA Tour's longstanding ties with brands such as Callaway and TaylorMade amongst others.  

Callaway memorably paused their relationship with Phil Mickelson, the de facto face of LIV Golf, after his controversial remarks about using the Saudis as leverage against the PGA Tour were published. 

Since Mickelson, 52, has returned to professional golf he has been tinkering with different equipment and using his own branding with the iconic image of him leaping up into the air as he claimed The Masters for the first time in his career way back in 2004.  

Lefty also turned heads when he decided to wear a blackened out Masters logo on his vest during the opening round of the first LIV Golf event at Centurion Club way back in June. 

This is what Wall had to say:

There is no doubt that the field for the forthcoming LIV Golf event in Boston is considerably stronger than the curtain raising event at Centurion Club. 

Now, as many as 12 of the last 26 major winners are teeing it up at The International. As many as 19 players have been axed from the first field to make way for the new LIV signings. 

Those players are:

  • Cameron Smith
  • Cameron Tringale
  • Marc Leishman
  • Harold Varner III 
  • Joaquin Niemann
  • Anirban Lahiri

Related: Lahiri says "loneliness" contributed in decision to leave PGA Tour

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