Ernie Els signs equipment deal with Adams Golf after few years with Callaway
Ernie Els has signed an equipment agreement with Adams Golf, meaning the Big Easy is making yet another big change.
The four-time major champion will use a variety of Adams gear and wear the Adams logo on his bag and on his headwear, company officials have announced. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Els has won three majors with different equipment companies: Lynx (1994 U.S. Open), TaylorMade (1997 U.S. Open and 2002 British Open) and Callaway (2012 British Open).
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Adams Golf was acquired in 2012 by TaylorMade-adidas Golf, so the 44-year-old South African is in a sense returning to a company that sponsored him earlier in his career. Els, who last month signed a footwear deal with Ecco to wear its street shoes, could wind up using a variety of clubs throughout his bag as the specific clubs he'll use have yet to be finalized.
Els was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame in 2011. He is No. 27 in the world going into the 2014 season, which he is scheduled to begin on the European Tour's Middle East Swing in late January.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.