Callaway signs deal with 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).
Rolex sponsors Phil Mickelson Rolex’s relationship with the American Junior Golf Association (AJGA) began in 1983 and led to a first encounter with Phil Mickelson. From 1985 – 1989 he played his way to the most impressive AJGA record to date – among 12 career victories for the three-time Rolex Junior Player of the Year were three Rolex Tournament of Champions titles. And a gentleman at all times.
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).