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Equipment Report
  • EQUIPMENT

    Running list of all the 2019 confirmed equipment deals and developments

  • Troy Merritt was spotted wearing a Titleist hat instead of a Wilson hat during a practice round at the Sentry Tournament of Champions. (Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)Troy Merritt was spotted wearing a Titleist hat instead of a Wilson hat during a practice round at the Sentry Tournament of Champions. (Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)

PGA TOUR players inking new equipment deals for the New Year is nothing new, but 2019 is rumored to have a lot of movement among some big name players.

In 2018, equipment free agents prospered. Will some of those free agents sign staff deals this year? Or, will those formerly with staff deals become free agents in 2019?  In this story, we keep track of all of the equipment rumors and the official deals that are confirmed.

Confirmed signings

Justin Rose signs multi-year deal with Honma

After 20 years with TaylorMade, world No. 2 Justin Rose has signed an equipment deal with Honma. Will he be the only player making the move to Honma? Industry developments suggest otherwise.

Click here for the full report on Rose's new deal.

Kevin Na, previously an equipment free agent, signs with Callaway

Na, formerly a Titleist staffer but spent 2018 as an equipment free agent, confirmed that he signed with Callaway. This should come as no surprise, since Na was playing mostly Callaway equipment by the end of 2018.

Gary Woodland to Wilson

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Gary Woodland was spotted with a Wilson hat at the Sentry Tournament of Champions. (Ali Kerns/PGA TOUR)

Stewart Cink to Ping

Woodland put Wilson Staff prototype blades in play in 2018 and has now officially signed a multi-year, 10-club deal with the equipment company. According to Wilson, he has incentives to play more clubs, including the “Driver vs. Driver 2” Cortex driver. 

Click here for more on Woodland's new irons.

Developments

A staff hat or a company’s golf clubs in the bag do not mean that player has inked a deal with a company. On the flip side, it could foreshadow a player’s intentions. A few developments to be aware of:

Paul Casey

Justin Rose’s confirmation on Jan. 1 adds to the chatter that Honma may sign a number of big-name players. Since Nike exited the hard goods industry, Paul Casey has been using Mizuno irons. But during a practice round at this week’s Sentry Tournament of Champions, Casey was spotted using a Honma Tour World TW-U iron.

Brandt Snedeker

The long-time Bridgestone staff player is no longer listed on the “Tour Team” section of a company’s website. No official word on his potential free-agency status.

Troy Merritt

Merritt was spotted wearing a Titleist hat instead of a Wilson hat this week at Kapalua.

Francesco Molinari to Callaway

Francesco Molinari -- an equipment free agent in 2018 who used TaylorMade irons and a Bettinardi BBZero putter -- was spotted with Callaway Apex MB irons and an Odyssey Toulon putter at the 2019 Sentry TOC. As a reminder, the Toulon company exists under the Callaway umbrella.