Rumors that have been swirling on golf equipment message boards and chat sites can now be put to rest—Camilo Villegas is leaving Cobra Golf and has agreed to become a TaylorMade staff player starting in 2011.
Currently ranked No. 24 in the world, the Colombian has won three PGA Tour events in five years, the most-recent coming in March at the 2010 Honda Classic.
Plenty of equipment junkies noticed that Villegas used a TaylorMade Burner SuperFast 3-wood at the British Open. (Click the image for a better look.) That touched off speculation that Villegas was considering a major equipment change.
Villegas will use TaylorMade golf clubs, and as part of his agreement, he will carry them in a TaylorMade bag and use a TaylorMade ball next season too. He will also begin wearing Adidas golf shoes.
Here is a complete list of the clubs that Villegas used to win the Honda Classic: DRIVER: Cobra S9-1 (10.5°) with a Matrix TP7 shaftFAIRWAY WOODS: Cobra Speed LD (15.5°, 18°) with Grafalloy Prolite X shaftsHYBRID: Titleist 909H (24°) with True Temper Project X HC1 shaftIRONS: Cobra Pro CB (5-PW) with Project X 7.0 shaftsWEDGES: Titleist Vokey Design Spin Milled (54°, 58°, 60°) Project X 7.0 shaftsPUTTER: Scotty Cameron for Titleist Circa 62 No. 6 prototypeBALL: Titleist Pro V1