March 09, 2022
By GolfWRX, PGATOUR.COM
- Scottie Scheffler is coming off a win at the Arnold Palmer Invitational presented by Mastercard. (Patrick Smith/Getty Images)
Two-time PGA TOUR winner Scottie Scheffler, who won the 2022 WM Phoenix Open and the 2022 Arnold Palmer Invitational presented by Mastercard in a three-week span, has officially signed a multi-year deal with TaylorMade Golf.
While the exact terms of the deal are unspecified, TaylorMade says that Scheffler will continue to use a Stealth Plus driver and P-7TW irons, which he used to win both events this year, and he’ll add Stealth fairway woods. The 25-year-old will also be using a TaylorMade staff bag.
It’s important to note that prior to this announcement, Scheffler had been an equipment free agent throughout his professional career. That meant he could play with any 14 clubs of his choosing.
Since joining the PGA TOUR, however, he has been using TaylorMade irons. During his rookie campaign, he employed TaylorMade’s P730 irons. He then switched to the company’s P-7TW irons at The American Express in 2021 and has been gaming them since.
“TaylorMade equipment has been integral in my career for many years, and I couldn’t be more excited to formally be a part of their roster of elite golfers,” Scheffler said in a press release. “I’ve worked with TaylorMade’s team on Tour for multiple seasons and their commitment to getting the right equipment in my bag was a driving force in joining Team TaylorMade. Continuously working to get my game to the highest level will always be at the forefront of my approach and I am thrilled to combine my passion for success with that already established culture at TaylorMade.”
In addition to his long history with TaylorMade irons, Scheffler also switched this off-season into a TaylorMade Stealth Plus 8-degree driver. According to TrackMan feedback from Scheffler’s initial TaylorMade testing session, Scheffler picked up an average of 3.4 mph ball speed compared to his previous gamer (177.4 mph vs. 174.0), resulting in 11.1 more yards of total carry (305.8 yards vs. 294.7).
Scheffler switched into the TaylorMade Stealth Plus driver at The American Express in 2022, and he’s used the driver during both of his two PGA TOUR victories.
“We are humbled that Scottie chose to commit his equipment future to Team TaylorMade,” said David Abeles, TaylorMade’s CEO and President, in a press release. “As he has proven with his two wins in his last three starts, Scottie’s game and champions mindset have driven his ascension to No. 5 in the world. Our goal as a company has been and will always be to attract the best players in the game and Scottie’s decision to join our team has us motivated to continue to push the limits of innovation across all product categories.”
Scheffler will make his first start as a TaylorMade staffer at THE PLAYERS Championship this week.