Callaway signs US Amateur champion


Reigning U.S. Amateur champion Danny Lee will be making two debuts this week at the Zurich Classic of New Orleans – one as a professional, and the other as a Callaway Golf Staff Pro. The equipment manufacturer, which recently extended its deal with Phil Mickelson through 2014, announced the signing of the 18-year-old phenom on Tuesday. The Korean-born Lee will endorse all Callaway Golf equipment and golf balls, and wear the company’s logo.
The youngest winner in the history of the U.S. Amateur at 18 years and one month, unseating Tiger Woods, Lee is currently using the FT-9 Tour driver, a Big Bertha Diablo 3-wood, X-Prototype irons, X-Forged wedges, an Odyssey Tour Milled 2 putter and Tour ix golf ball.
“I am happy to have Callaway Golf’s support as I begin this exciting new phase of my life,” said Lee in a statement released by Callaway Golf. “I’ve been playing with Callaway’s equipment and golf balls during this important time in my career because I feel they put me in the best position to win. Now the stakes have been raised and I’m glad Callaway is with me as I meet the challenges ahead.”
Lee finished tied for 20th in his PGA Tour debut last August at the Wyndham Championship in Greensboro, N.C., but missed the cut in his first Masters appearance earlier this month, shooting 74-81.