Report: Lydia Ko signs with Callaway Golf
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Report: Lydia Ko signs with Callaway Golf

Lydia Ko has reportedly found her club company.

According to, the Kiwi teen has signed with Callaway Golf. The company has made no formal announcement of a deal, neither Ko, whose signing with representation giant IMG (sold to William Morris this week for more than $2 billion) was shared this week.

There have been indications Ko planned to sign with Callaway, including sharing a picture of her first meeting with reigning Open champion Phil Mickelson when she went to the company's headquarters in Carlsbad, Calif., in November.

Ko also had Callaway equipment -- as well equipment from Titleist, TaylorMade and Adams -- in the bag for her debut as a professional in the LPGA Tour's CME Group Titleholders. At that time, however, Ko denied she had made up her mind on a manufacturer whose equipment she'd play now that she's part of the paid set.

"I've had a couple changes in my bag at the moment, but I guess right now it's where I get to test and see which clubs do suit me," she said. "And if I have to change, something that is quite close to what I have right now."

Earlier in the week, IMG announced Ko's first endorsement deal with ANZ Bank.

The teen, who is No. 4 in the Rolex Rankings, turned pro after winning back-to-back Canadian Women's Opens as an amateur. She also won her national open earlier in the year as an amateur and took her first title as a pro in her second start at the Swinging Skirts Ladies World Masters two weeks ago in Taiwan.

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