Just days after learning that Srixon staff member Jim Furyk will be leaving Srixon and heading to TaylorMade, THP has confirmed with multiple sources that 2010 European Tour Co-Player of the Year Graeme McDowell has signed a deal with Srixon for 2011. G-Mac, as he is known, had a monster 2010 finish as he won the Chevron and beat Tiger Woods on Sunday for another championship. Already in possession of the 2010 US Open trophy, he is poised to make a huge run in 2011.
Recently THP learned that McDowell would be leaving his Callaway sponsorship in search of a different deal and that has landed him with Srixon Golf. The buzz we are hearing is that he will carry the Srixon staff bag, wear a Srixon hat, and have a bag of clubs consisting of Srixon irons, Cleveland wedges, and of course the Srixon Z-Star golf ball that so many have been gravitating towards this year. The full count of his clubs is unknown at this point. THP reached out to Cleveland/Srixon Golf and they had no comment.
THP likes the move quite a bit for both sides. McDowell is a larger personality than that of Furyk, who many feel he is replacing as the PGA Tour face of the brand. With his image fitting rather well and the new 2011 equipment from Srixon looking as good as it does early on, we expect quite a year. You should expect to see a lot of G-Mac in 2011 both on the course and in promotions.
Lots of shuffling going on in the world of tour golf in the 2010 offseason and THP has all of your inside information each day.