Chips & Putts: Nike Golf Signs Patrick Reed, Alex Noren To Head-To-Tie Apparel Deals
PGATour.com's Jonathan Wall notes Nike Golf today announced Patrick Reed, Chris Wood, Cameron Champ and Jimmy Stanger "will be joining the staff in '18." Alex Noren also "signed a head-to-toe deal," while Si Woo Kim and Lee Westwood "will be footwear only." From a gear standpoint, it is "curious to see" where Reed lands. He has played Callaway clubs in the past but is "no longer listed under the Tour staff tab on Callaway's website" (TWITTER.com, 1/3).
Schauffele was said to fit Callaway's desired profile for an endorser
SAY ALOHA: GOLFWEEK's Brentley Romine noted Rickie Fowler is promoting Puma's new Aloha Collection as he competes in this week's PGA Tour Sentry Tournament of Champions at Kapalua. The collection, which "will be available" starting today, consists of apparel, accessories and footwear "inspired by the relaxed vibe and tranquil beauty of the Hawaiian Islands." The collection also "pays homage to Fowler's Japanese heritage, taking traditional Japanese designs and combining them with a fresh take on classic Hawaiian style" (GOLFWEEK.com, 1/3).