As a lot as Jon Rahm has dominated headlines along with his dominant shows on the PGA Tour over the past month, this week we divert a few of our consideration the return of the LIV Golf League at El Cameleon, Mayakoba, Mexico, the place we get to see its spectacular roster of gamers tee it up for the primary time this 12 months.
It looks as if through the prolonged 4 month hiatus for the reason that final LIV occasion, a couple of gamers have made some main gear modifications, right here’s what we all know to date…
The captain of Crushers GC is rarely removed from the headlines in relation to gear information and that continues to be the case this week, as he competes in his first begin of the LIV Golf season. After a reasonably public cut up with Cobra earlier this 12 months, we noticed the previous US Open winner swap to the TaylorMade Stealth 2 Plus driver in Saudi Arabia a couple of weeks in the past. It seems his cope with Puma can be over.
On the vary earlier this week, DeChambeau sporting Cuater The Ringer sneakers, utilizing a Ping i230 iron and sporting a FootJoy glove. All three manufacturers are ones we’ve not seen DeChambeau use beforehand in his skilled profession. A swing video additionally confirmed that he’s nonetheless gaming the Stealth 2 Plus driver.
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With the current information that Dustin Johnson ended his partnership with Adidas, the 2 time Main champion will possible be sporting clothes representing the emblem of the staff he captains – the 4 Aces, for the 2023 LIV Golf season.
Whereas now not obliged to put on the Adidas shoe, it’s understood DJ will proceed to put on the footwear out of alternative. He continues to play TaylorMade golf equipment in the intervening time regardless of now not being a ‘poster boy’ for one of many business giants – he is nonetheless a TaylorMade staffer however is now not in the principle line-up picture on the model’s web site and was additionally not within the annual Christmas card/video.
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Since we noticed the Spaniard certain up the green on the 1999 PGA Championship, Sergio Garcia has been synonymous with the Adidas model. This week marks the tip of the 24-year relationship between the 2, and the Fireballs captain will now put on his staff’s uniform. Garcia additionally seems to be to be utilizing a Ping G430 driver with a Fujikura Ventus Pink TR shaft and a set of Ping Blueprint irons.
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The staff facet of LIV Golf final 12 months was one thing that was simple to neglect about because of the reality gamers all had their very own attire contracts they needed to abide by and subsequently the gamers weren’t in the identical equipment when taking part in.
Mito Pereira who has been sporting Below Armour on the PGA Tour over the previous 12 months is now sporting his Torque GC outfit, as seen pictured under along with his staff mates, though it seems staff captain Joaquin Niemann continues to be below contract with Adidas, as is recommended by the three striped on his shirt as an alternative.
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The 37 12 months previous joined LIV below contract from PXG and used the gear for the LIV golf season final 12 months, though now not seems on the PXG web site as a tour workers participant.
Kokrak was seen utilizing a TaylorMade Stealth 2 Plus driver on the Saudi Invitational, regardless of nonetheless rocking a PXG cap, so the jury continues to be out on the state of his contract. He additionally nonetheless has loads of PXG gear within the bag after posting a video taking a look at his present gear setup.
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Ian Poulter begins the 2023 LIV Golf season with a Ping G430 driver in play after his Titleist contract ended final month. The Ryder Cup legend has been seen sporting his personal IJP model once more just lately, nevertheless he might be sporting a Majesticks GC outfit when strolling the fairways this week in Mayakoba alongside teammates Henrik Stenson, Sam Horsfield and Lee Westwood.
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The Stinger GC duo each look to be nonetheless below contract with Ping and Callaway respectively, as demonstrated by showcasing every manufacturers’ bag covers. They posed alongside teammates Charl Schwartzel and Dean Burmester for a staff picture exhibiting custom-made staff baggage, clothes and accessories.
The staff baggage from what we’ve seen to date on social media all appear to be Vessel Golf baggage, though an official deal between the bag firm and the league is but to be confirmed.