Wolff turns pro, joins Team Taylormade
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Collegiate standout Matthew Wolff, who’s fresh off winning the 2019 NCAA men’s individual title by five shots, announced that he’s making his professional PGA TOUR debut at the 2019 Travelers Championship, and that he’ll be joining Team TaylorMade.
After his six-win sophomore season at Oklahoma State University, 20-year-old Wolff’s decision to turn pro was a matter of when, not if. While he has what some would call an unorthodox golf swing, Wolff has proven he can compete on the PGA TOUR. He made the cut at the 2019 Waste Management Phoenix Open as an amateur, finishing T50.
His decision to sign with an equipment sponsor, however, was less certain.
In today’s age of equipment, it’s no guarantee anymore that a player – even as highly touted as Wolff -- will sign an equipment deal. Look at Brooks Koepka; after four major championship victories, he still remains an equipment free agent, certainly leaving huge sponsorship money on the table.
Wolff, however, already played a bag full of TaylorMade golf clubs while at Oklahoma State University, so his decision to sign with that particular company is less surprising.
TaylorMade has yet to comment on the signing, but based on the video posted to Wolff’s Twitter, it does seem that Wolff has signed a full equipment deal with TaylorMade. In addition to using TaylorMade clubs, Wolff is wearing a TaylorMade hat, he has a TaylorMade staff bag, and he’s hitting TaylorMade TP5x golf balls.
It will be interesting to see if Wolff makes any changes to his NCAA-winning club setup when he makes his pro debut at the Travelers Championship later this month.