Dustin Johnson, the world’s second-ranked player, has re-upped with Adidas Golf and will continue wearing its apparel and shoes, the company said Thursday. Terms of the multi-year deal were not immediately available.
Johnson has been under contract with Adidas Golf for the past decade. (Last week, it was announced that DJ re-signed with the company’s sister brand, TaylorMade, to continue playing its clubs and balls.) Today’s announcement puts to rest the rumors that DJ might find a new sponsor at the end of his current contract. Rumors surfaced originally when the Adidas Group put TaylorMade up for sale earlier this year. Yet, in an interview with GOLF.com earlier this month, David Abeles, TaylorMade-Adidas Golf president and CEO, said, “Our commitment right now is we are TaylorMade-Adidas Golf,” Abeles said. “So we execute against a strategy on behalf of TaylorMade-Adidas Golf. [To read the entire interview, click here.]
Johnson won his first major title in June at the U.S. Open and narrowly missed out on capturing the season long FedEx Cup title. The 32-year old, who’s known for his prodigious drives and pinpoint iron play, currently wears Adidas’ Tour360 Boost shoes. “Adidas Golf is more than a sponsor,” Johnson said in a statement released by the company. “They’ve been with me since the start of my career; we’ve collaborated, created and celebrated together. I’m grateful for the support adidas Golf has given me and look forward to seeing what we can do together moving forward.”
With DJ back in the mix, it’ll be interesting to see if world number one Jason Day extends his contract with Adidas Golf or chooses to sign with another company. Recently, a report surfaced that Day would sign with Nike Golf.