Masters champ Sergio Garcia and TaylorMade have "mutually agreed" on a contract release that ends a 15-year relationship and makes the Spaniard a hot commodity on the equipment free agent market.
Garcia signed with TaylorMade as a 22-year-old back in 2002, and he had their clubs in the bag this spring when he beat Justin Rose in a playoff at the Masters for his first major title. But the relationship will not extend any further according to a release from TaylorMade on Monday.
"Today, after a memorable 15-year partnership with Sergio Garcia, we have mutually agreed on a release from the remaining years of his TaylorMade contract," the statement read. "It has been an honor to play a role in his performance throughout his career, including The Players Championship, 19 worldwide wins, Ryder Cup heroics and his 2017 Masters win. We congratulate Sergio on a career year and wish him all the best in the future."
The announcement comes five days after parent company Adidas announced that it had completed its divestiture of TaylorMade, Adams Golf and Ashworth brands to KPS Capital Partners.
Where Garcia goes from here remains to be seen, but Callaway may be the front-runner to land his services. Garcia was photographed experimenting with Callaway wedges at the British Masters in his most recent start, and he used a Callaway-owned Toulon putter during the Dell Technologies Championship last month.
TaylorMade's remaining player stable includes world No. 1 Dustin Johnson, world No. 5 Jon Rahm as well as former world No. 1s Rory McIlroy, Jason Day and Tiger Woods.