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January 07, 2021

Dustin Johnson re-ups with TaylorMade, signs multiyear deal

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Gregory Shamus

Shortly after seeing Jon Rahm, the No. 2 player in the world, exit its tour staff, TaylorMade retained the No. 1 player in the world, signing Dustin Johnson to a multiyear extension to play its clubs and ball. Johnson, who is in his 14th full season on the PGA Tour, has been with TaylorMade since turning pro.

Johnson has 24 PGA Tour wins, including two major championships, and has amassed more than $70 million in on-course earnings. In November Johnson won the Masters with a record-breaking performance. That win came shortly after a stellar performance in capturing the FedEx Cup title with a 30-under-par score at The Northern Trust and another win at the Tour Championship.

“With all the challenges of 2020, it was one of my best years on the golf course,” Johnson said in a statement. “TaylorMade was right there with me each step of the way, just like they’ve been for my whole career. There isn’t a better equipment company in the game, especially the guys out on tour. I’m looking forward to being part of Team TaylorMade for a long time to come.”

As Johnson prepares for the new year at the Sentry Tournament of Champions at Kapalua’s Plantation Course, it is expected he will put the company’s new SIM2 driver and SIM2 Max fairway wood into play. Fittingly, the number on his ball is the No. 1. Johnson has spent 111 weeks in the top spot on the world ranking, exceeded only by Tiger Woods and Greg Norman.

Now armed with an endorsement extension, Johnson will try to extend that streak.