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Team of Rivals: Callaway's long-drive competitors

By E. Michael Johnson

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Crushing it: Former world long-drive champion Jamie Sadlowski. Photo: Andrew Schlotterlein

Callaway recently added 10 heavy hitters to its long-drive team, including Jamie Sadlowski, a two-time RE/MAX World Long Drive champion. Sadlowski, who's expected to use a 6.5-degree Callaway X Hot driver, clinched his first world title as a 20-year-old in 2008 with a drive of 418 yards in the final. His teammates include former world champs Carl Wolter and Mike Dobbyn. Callaway also signed on as the exclusive club sponsor of the RE/MAX World Long Drive Championship and Long Drivers of America.

"Since we think our drivers are the longest out there, this was a natural partnership," says Harry Arnett, senior vice president of marketing. Qualifying for the world championship is from March through August.