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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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Photos from the Web.com 2018 North Mississippi Classic

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GolfWRX is live today from the Web.com Tour’s 2018 North Mississippi Classic at the Country Club of Oxford.

Notables in the field this week include Stuart Appleby, Charlie Beljan, Zac Blair, Sam Burns, Roberto Castro, Erik Compton, Ken Duke, Tommy Gainey, Jason Gore, Ben Kohles, Dru Love, Daniel Summerhays, Willy Wilcox and more.

Check out all of the photos below from today at the North Miss. Classic!

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10 interesting photos from Wednesday at the Valero Texas Open

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Welcome to 10 Interesting Photos (10IP? No? OK). It’s the final day of tune up ahead of the Valero Texas Open, which is, fun fact, the third longest-running (non major) tournament on the PGA Tour.

We got an in-hand look at The Tank, K.J. Choi’s weaponry, as well a four general galleries and some of the coolest custom stamped wedges you’ll see, c/o JT Poston.

Let’s take a look at the photos!

First up, some more love-em-or-hate-em Jordans from Keegan Bradley

Amid a pretty standard bag, an impressive Pingman putter cover

JT Poston, AKA, The Postman’s, 60 degree, ladies and gentlemen

Vintage X Hot sighting!

Kevin Chappell with the coveted Miura and Fourteen combo

K.J. Choi’s putter shaft! (AMI Stability?)

Scott Piercy remains the king of lead tape on Tour

K>J. Choi is gaming Ping G400 irons

And look at the face on (one of) his Ping putter(s)

Keith Mitchell’s Mizuno “MIZ” pom-pom headcover, though

 

Check out all our photos from Wednesday the 2018 Valero Texas Open below!

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Wednesday’s Photos from the 2018 Valero Texas Open

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GolfWRX is live this week from the 2018 Valero Texas Open at TPC San Antonio (AT&T Oaks Course), which plays as a par-72 measuring 7,435 yards for the event.

Sergio Garcia acted as a consultant to Greg Norman for the course’s 2010 design, and he’ll play in the event for the first time in seven years. Joining Garcia in the field are a number of the game’s top players, including Wesley Bryan, Keegan Bradley, Kevin Chappell, Luke Donald, Harris English, Ernie Els, Jim Furyk, Retief Goosen, J.B. Holmes, Billy Horschel, Charley Hoffman, Beau Hossler, Zach Johnson, Martin Kaymer, Matt Kuchar, Pat Perez, Adam Scott, Brandt Snedeker, Jimmy Walker and more.

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Last year, Chappell holed an 8-foot birdie putt on the par-5 18th to win by one stroke over Brooks Koepka to capture his first ever PGA Tour victory.

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