Sunday, December 4, 2011

Golf Silly Season

Well, it's that time of the year where players start to change bags and companies try to snag the next big thing.  So who are the golfers who are gonna change bags this year? My predictions:

Rickie Fowler: Titleist to Puma/Cobra.  
This one is almost assuredly a done deal by most accounts out there.  And is pretty obvious.  Cobra is trying to go all-in with their new club line-up and who better to advertise their line than the poster-boy of Puma Golf himself.  Look for this deal to be a 10-13 club deal with a possibility of going all-Cobra.  There is a rumor out there that Cobra will be coming out with a new line of putters as well.

Keegan Bradley: Cleveland to Callaway
Callaway is probably looking for someone in the younger generation to start playing their clubs.  And Keegan Bradley fits the bill nicely.  Who else is there out there who is a young major champion?  And he has the game to continue to play at major-championship level.

Charl Schwartzel: Nike to Callaway
This one may be a stretch, but Callaway seems to like to give club deals to South African major champions (see: Ernie Els, Gary Player, Trevor Immelmann, etc).  Schwartzel is one of the young guns on tour, and unlike Immelmann, looks to have the game to continue to compete at the highest of levels.

Ian Poulter: Cobra to Titleist
Another stretch here, but with Rickie Fowler moving to Cobra and becoming "the man", Ian Poulter may want to move to a different company.  Cobra would be putting their money towards someone who is lower in the rankings and has fewer worldwide wins than Poulter.  I could see him making the move to Titleist.

Any others that you can think of? Post and leave comments.  I will be updating this list as more information and rumors come out. 

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