Callaway sponsors Phil Mickelson Callaway Golf has signed PGA Tour player Phil Mickelson to play its golf clubs and balls. Mickelson, who will wear the company’s logo on his shirt sleeve and visor, and display it on his bag, will also wear Callaway footwear and golf gloves (Callaway). USA TODAY’s Tom Spousta reports the Callaway contract is “believed to be for seven years” and worth $7-10M annually (USA TODAY, 9/8). In L.A., Thomas Bonk notes the deal, which he reports at six years, was announced “just one day after Mickelson officially ended his association with Titleist, which released him from the final 16 months of his five-year contract” (L.A. TIMES, 9/8). In San Diego, Jennifer Davies notes Titleist reportedly refused to increase Mickelson’s $4M per year deal (SAN DIEGO UNION-TRIBUNE, 9/8). The AP’s Doug Ferguson noted Mickelson “took some heat from Titleist last year over a phone call to a Callaway representative who had helped his brother with some equipment.” During the call, Mickelson “praised Callaway for its golf ball and driver, and Callaway officials were said to have played the voice mail for its salesmen at a national meeting” (AP, 9/7).
KPMG partners with Phil Mickelson Published February 7, 2008 PGA Tour golfer Phil Mickelson has signed a three-year deal with auditing firm KPMG in which Mickelson will wear the company's logo on his cap or visor beginning this week with the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am. Mickelson will appear at various KPMG-sponsored events and could appear in future ads for the company (KPMG). Mickelson said, "There was a consistent fit there and it’s something we’ve worked together now the last few weeks to have it come about" ("Golf Central," Golf Channel, 2/6). Mickelson wore the Callaway logo during his first two tournaments this year after his endorsement deal with Bearing Point ended contentiously. Mickelson previously was sponsored by KPMG Consulting, which was spun off from KPMG in 2001 and later renamed Bearing Point (THE DAILY).
Amgen sponsors Phil Mickelson Amgen Inc. (Nasdaq: AMGN), Pfizer Inc. (NYSE: PFE) and world-class professional golfer Phil Mickelson, have entered into a partnership to share Phil's experience with his diagnosis of psoriatic arthritis and treatment with Enbrel(R) (etanercept), and to encourage patients with similar symptoms to visit their doctor for proper assessment and care.