Tommy Fleetwood, TaylorMade announce multi-year equipment deal

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Tommy Fleetwood will play TaylorMade's new SIM2 driver in Abu Dhabi.

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It’s officially official: Tommy Fleetwood is a TaylorMade staffer. One of the most coveted equipment free agents on the market was all but guaranteed to be a member of TaylorMade’s Tour staff after he made an appearance in the yearly Christmas card, but the deal wasn’t formally announced until this week.

“Tommy Fleetwood is a premier golfer, but he’s an even better person,” said David Abeles, TaylorMade’s Chief Executive Officer. “Statements like that get thrown around a lot, but if you ever have the chance to spend time with him, you’ll immediately know it’s true. There’s a warmth, sincerity and wit about Tommy that stands out. He’s the ideal fit for Team TaylorMade as we embark on a journey to become the most people-centric golf brand in the world. We couldn’t be more excited to welcome him to the team.”

As part of the multi-year deal, Fleetwood, who’s making his 2021 debut in Abu Dhabi, will employ TaylorMade’s clubs and golf ball. He’s currently using SIM2 woods, P7TF Proto irons and a 2021 TP5X ball. (Fleetwood is also testing TaylorMade wedges and putters.)

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Fleetwood’s signing comes on the heels of two notable changes to TaylorMade’s Tour staff, with Jon Rahm departing for Callaway and Jason Day opting for a brand agnostic setup.

Prior to this year, Fleetwood had embraced equipment free agency going back to Nike’s departure from the hard-goods business at the end of 2016. The world No. 19 used a decidedly mixed setup for the past four years, but TaylorMade always had a presence. Fleetwood started playing the Tiger Woods-designed P7TW before the 15-time major winner, and then switched to a set of TaylorMade blades bearing his initials last season.

“This could be the start of something special,” Fleetwood said. “I have a feeling there are some exciting times ahead, I couldn’t be happier to join Team TaylorMade.”

Fleetwood’s TaylorMade equipment:

Driver: TaylorMade SIM2 (Mitsubishi Diamana DF 70TX shaft), 10.5 degrees

3-wood: TaylorMade SIM2 Rocket (Mitsubishi Diamana DF 70TX shaft), 13.5 degrees

5-wood: TaylorMade SIM2 (Mitsubishi Diamana DF 80TX shaft), 18.5 degrees

Irons: TaylorMade P7TF (3-PW; Project X 6.5 shafts)

Ball: TaylorMade TP5X (2021)

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Jonathan Wall

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Jonathan Wall is GOLF Magazine and GOLF.com’s Managing Editor for Equipment. Prior to joining the staff at the end of 2018, he spent 6 years covering equipment for the PGA Tour.