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2013 PGA Tour equipment and apparel changes. Watney, Webb, Bubba


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#1 coloradosprout

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Posted 29 October 2012 - 11:19 AM

Nick Watney- Leaving Hugo Boss and Titleist for Nike
Webb Simpson- Leaving Polo for Izod apparel
Bubba- Leaving Travis Mathew. No confirmation about what he will be wearing.  



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Posted 29 October 2012 - 11:33 AM

Bubba leaving TM. Wonder if TM has a backup plan as he was their poster boy.

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Posted 29 October 2012 - 12:17 PM

source?

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Posted 29 October 2012 - 03:47 PM

heard from a little birdie this weekend that bubba is going to be wearing OAKLEY next year.  hunter mahan on the move to the swoosh as well!

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Posted 29 October 2012 - 04:12 PM

Definitely noticing that Nike is on the rise for grabbing some big names right now. Definitely need a fresh group of guys in after AK and Paul Casey have fallen off a bit.


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Posted 29 October 2012 - 04:46 PM

Wow... Tiger, Rory and Mahan all on Nike staff now?
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Posted 29 October 2012 - 04:59 PM

View Postmdb0103, on 29 October 2012 - 04:46 PM, said:

Wow... Tiger, Rory and Mahan all on Nike staff now?

and Watney?

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Posted 29 October 2012 - 05:15 PM

View Postricecracker46, on 29 October 2012 - 03:47 PM, said:

heard from a little birdie this weekend that bubba is going to be wearing OAKLEY next year.  hunter mahan on the move to the swoosh as well!
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Posted 29 October 2012 - 05:25 PM

I love Travis Matthew but it is becoming too popular. Too many people wearing it. Very selfishly I am glad Bubba is leaving. He was helping them sell too much product for my liking!

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Posted 29 October 2012 - 05:47 PM

Love Nick Watney. Hate Nike. Guess it doesn't really matter. How much did he sign for?  Anybody know?

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Posted 29 October 2012 - 05:49 PM

View Postibradley, on 29 October 2012 - 05:25 PM, said:

I love Travis Matthew but it is becoming too popular. Too many people wearing it. Very selfishly I am glad Bubba is leaving. He was helping them sell too much product for my liking!

hahaha i totally agree. i enjoyed being one of the few guys on the course wearing TM gear, then they were everywhere.

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Posted 29 October 2012 - 07:27 PM

Nike seems to be learning that people might not notice what clubs a guy is hitting, but they will see that swoosh on the shirt when they are walking up the fairway!

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Posted 29 October 2012 - 08:33 PM

3 goobs. Can't see how they'll help sell any apparel for anybody.

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Posted 29 October 2012 - 08:59 PM

View Postzerofade, on 29 October 2012 - 04:59 PM, said:

View Postmdb0103, on 29 October 2012 - 04:46 PM, said:

Wow... Tiger, Rory and Mahan all on Nike staff now?

and Watney?

Good call, brain fart by me on that one.
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Posted 29 October 2012 - 09:00 PM

View Postibradley, on 29 October 2012 - 05:25 PM, said:

I love Travis Matthew but it is becoming too popular. Too many people wearing it. Very selfishly I am glad Bubba is leaving. He was helping them sell too much product for my liking!

It was understanding from WRX that what pros use affect anyone's buying habits.

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Posted 29 October 2012 - 09:04 PM

Seriously....Hunter going to the Swoosh? Man, that seems like a big loss for Ping if true.
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Posted 29 October 2012 - 09:10 PM

I'm a huge fan of nike, and it would be nice to get all of these guys. BUT, I can't see Hunter leaving Ping. He's been with them since '03(contract wise) and I believe he played them in college. Seems really far fetched.

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Posted 29 October 2012 - 09:15 PM

Plus if he leaves for Nike he's leaving Under Armour behind as well, and he's pretty much the face of that company's golf line.

I can't see it happening, although, someone posted a few months back that Ping renewed Bubba and Louis' contract but not Hunters.
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Posted 29 October 2012 - 09:41 PM

Hunter posted on Twitter today that he was in Phoenix at Ping testing new clubs for 2013

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Posted 29 October 2012 - 09:42 PM

I can't wait to see 2013 PGA. I guess I had bought too much gear this  year. Need clear the closet for the coming new ones.


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Posted 29 October 2012 - 10:02 PM

View Postjoeclothing, on 29 October 2012 - 09:04 PM, said:

Seriously....Hunter going to the Swoosh? Man, that seems like a big loss for Ping if true.

I doubt their sales would be affected at all.
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Posted 29 October 2012 - 10:20 PM

View PostMNNikeGuy, on 29 October 2012 - 05:15 PM, said:

View Postricecracker46, on 29 October 2012 - 03:47 PM, said:

heard from a little birdie this weekend that bubba is going to be wearing OAKLEY next year.  hunter mahan on the move to the swoosh as well!
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Posted 30 October 2012 - 01:14 AM

Isn't Webb already on Izod. Him and Kevin Na
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Posted 30 October 2012 - 02:19 AM

What happened to Webb and Polo? He dropped them like an 8 fingered baby after the US Open win. Did they not pay certain performance bonuses?

It's always weird to see a guy change sponsorships before November.

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Posted 30 October 2012 - 10:56 AM

I hear Calc is leaving PING for Adams. Ha! Ha!


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Posted 30 October 2012 - 11:06 AM

Tis the season for wild rumors and speculation.  I for one can guarantee that I will not be signing with Nike.  Turned down a free sleeve of 20XI balls in the signing bonus. :scare2:
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Posted 30 October 2012 - 11:10 AM

I find the one about Bubba very hard to believe, as he is part owner of Travis Mathew.
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Posted 30 October 2012 - 11:12 AM

So titleist is losing mcilroy watney and woodland?  Wow

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Posted 30 October 2012 - 11:18 AM

View PostHambone1, on 30 October 2012 - 11:10 AM, said:

I find the one about Bubba very hard to believe, as he is part owner of Travis Mathew.

It's more of a royalty deal, not true ownership.

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Posted 30 October 2012 - 04:59 PM

View Postzonacats23, on 29 October 2012 - 09:10 PM, said:

I'm a huge fan of nike, and it would be nice to get all of these guys. BUT, I can't see Hunter leaving Ping. He's been with them since '03(contract wise) and I believe he played them in college. Seems really far fetched.

Can't see it either. Huge blow for Ping if true. Maybe it's just an apparel deal and not a club deal.


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