I wasn't holding my breath, but I did have a passing thought last week that, having not heard a peep from Jamie Lovemark this summer, perhaps he might have a second thought and consider returning to USC for his senior season. Alas, Trojan fans, those hopes go out the door this week as the former NCAA champion who is recovering from a broken rib that prematurely ended his junior season last May makes his pro debut this week at the PGA Tour's RBC Canadian Open.
Additionally, Lovemark signed a equipment deal with Nike Golf that was officially announced this morning. According to Nike's release, he'll play the SQ Sumo 5000 driver, SQ2 3-wood (13-degree) Fairway Wood, the Victory Red Forged TW blades (3- PW) and the 52-degree, 56-degree and 60-degree Victory Red Forged wedges this week as well as Nike ONE Tour D ball.
NCAA folks don't like student-athletes to have endorsement deals, so Lovemark's college career is officially over.