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All of the 2018 sponsor switches and speculation in one place (updated 1/12)

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When the ball drops in Times Square marking a new year, that means one thing in the golf world: sponsor switches. Every year there are a number of players who enter into new contracts, switch equipment sponsors and wear different apparel/footwear. So far in 2018, it seems there is even more shuffling than usual.

To make it easier on everyone, we’re collecting all of the sponsor switches in one article, which we will continue to update as announcements get made and speculation swirls.

Here are the sponsor switches that we’ve confirmed, and the ones that the rumor mill are churning out.

Confirmed

Updated: 1/12/18 at 10:45 a.m.

Via Twitter, JJ Henry has signed an endorsement deal with Ben Hogan Golf and will play their irons, and Stewart Cink will be wearing Ben Hogan Performance Apparel.

Updated: 1/10/18 at 8 p.m.

Updated 1/8/18 at 3:30 p.m.

Anirban Lahiri has officially signed with Callaway, and he will play Callaway metalwoods, irons, wedges, an Odyssey putter and a Callaway Chrome Soft golf ball.

Updated 1/5/18 at 2:00 p.m.

Brian Harman is officially on staff with Titleist. He will play a a bag full of Titleist equipment and use a Pro V1 golf ball.

Sergio Garcia signs a deal with Callaway after being with TaylorMade for 15 years, and he signs an apparel/footwear contract with adidas Golf.

Xander Schauffele signs with Callaway after being with TaylorMade throughout his short professional career, and he also signs an apparel/footwear deal with adidas Golf.

Jason Dufner is no longer in a golf-club contract with Titleist. We spotted him using a TaylorMade M4 driver in Hawaii, but he will continue using a Titleist Pro V1x golf ball.

LAHAINA, HI – JANUARY 03: Hudosn Swafford of the United States plays a shot during the pro-am tournament prior to the Sentry Tournament of Champions at Plantation Course at Kapalua Golf Club on January 3, 2018 in Lahaina, Hawaii. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Hudson Swafford signs an equipment deal with Callaway after being with Bridgestone.

Si Woo Kim signs an equipment contract with Callaway, and a footwear-only deal with Nike Golf.

Former long-drive Champion and Web.com Tour player Jamie Sadlowski signs with Cleveland. Here are his driver specs…

Patrick Reed inks an apparel/footwear deal with Nike Golf. Callaway has also confirmed that he is “no longer officially with Callaway.”

Other new Nike apparel/footwear players include Chris Wood, Cameron Champ and Jimmy Stanger. Alex Noren will now be a head-to-toe Nike staffer, while Lee Westwood will be footwear only.

Speculation

LAHAINA, HI – JANUARY 03: Grayson Murray of the United States plays a shot during the pro-am tournament prior to the Sentry Tournament of Champions at Plantation Course at Kapalua Golf Club on January 3, 2018 in Lahaina, Hawaii. (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)

Grayson Murray to Cleveland-Srixon? Based on his Srixon hat and Cleveland wedge in the photo above, it’s a distinct possibility.

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GolfWRX is live from the 2018 CareerBuilder Challenge at the TPC Stadium Course at PGA West (7,113 yards, par 72) in La Quinta, California.

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