After 15 years, Sergio Garcia is no longer a TaylorMade Golf staffer.
The company announced Monday it has come to terms with the reigning Masters champion to prematurely end their existing endorsement contract, including the outyears remaining on the deal. Garcia is now an equipment free agent.
"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," a 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 for the future."
— Flagstick Golf (@Flagstick) October 9, 2017
Garcia won the Masters with a full bag of TaylorMade gear, including a red Spider putter that had become ubiquitous among staffers. However, at the 2017 Dell Technologies Championship, Garcia was seen using a Toulon Design putter, which is under the Callaway umbrella. Garcia did not have a 14-club deal in place, so the Spaniard wasn't required to use a TaylorMade flat stick.
Of course, that has led to talk the 37-year-old Garcia could sign with Callaway in what could perhaps be his final big equipment contract of his career.
Garcia has been a joint staffer with the previously joined TaylorMade-adidas partnership. With the companies separating after adidas' sale of TaylorMade to the private-equity firm, KPS Capital Partners , the Spaniard could now continue to wear adidas clothing and play other clubs.