Open champ Johnson joins Parsons Xtreme Golf staff


Parsons Xtreme Golf (PXG) – a new golf club company started last April by founder Bob Parsons – announced on Monday an expanded PGA Tour staff that will now include Open champion Zach Johnson.

Johnson joins 2014 FedEx Cup champion Billy Horschel, Chris Kirk, Charles Howell III and James Hahn on the PXG staff, which already included Ryan Moore.

Parsons, who became famous for his racy GoDaddy commercials that featured Nascar driver Danica Patrick, unveiled his high-end line of clubs last year. Former Ping engineers Brad Schweigert and Mike Nicolette were hired to design the PXG line, which cost between $300 for an iron and $700 for a driver.

“They are a new old company, that’s the best way I can explain it,” Johnson said. “You have individuals that want to grow the game and I would say even transform the game and give me resources that are essentially unlimited. That’s a pretty awesome formula.”

PXG also expanded its staff of LPGA players, adding Cristie Kerr, Gerina Piller, Beatriz Recari and Alison Lee to a lineup that already included Sadena Parks.

PXG clubs were designed to look like classic forged irons and feature 11 small tungsten screws in the club’s perimeter. It was the result of Parsons’ mandate to Schweigert and Nicolette to design the best clubs “regardless of cost.”

“What we have shown is what can be done if you think differently,” said Parsons, an avid golfer who also owns Scottsdale (Ariz.) National.