PXG sign PGA Tour stars including 2015 Open champion Zach Johnson and 2014 FedEx Cup winner Billy Horschel, among many more
PXG sign PGA Tour stars
Parsons Xtreme Golf has unveiled a host of PGA Tour signings ahead of the 2016 season, including last year’s Open champion Zach Johnson.
The exciting new company, for the many of you who don’t know, is the brainchild of billionaire GoDaddy founder Bob Parsons, who hired a pair of ex-PING engineers and gave them the task to build golf clubs under no limitations and with no deadlines, with money as no object.
PXG’s presence on tour was first spotted at the Hyundai Tournament of Champions last year, when Ryan Moore used the PXG 03x prototypes.
Johnson, Billy Horschel and Chris Kirk are among eight of the latest professionals since Moore to join PXG, with Rocco Mediate, Sadena Parks and Beatriz Recari also already signed.
“The decision to put PXG clubs in play was not one I took lightly,” said Johnson, who clinched his first Open Championship at St Andrews in 2015.
He added: “My entire team, from caddie to coach, was part of the process. We all agree that PXG is undeniably the best equipment to help me achieve my goals on the course.”
James Hahn, Charles Howell III, Alison Lee, Gerina Piller and Cristie Kerr will also use PXG clubs in 2016.
Johnson joins from Titleist, with whom he won two majors and 12 PGA Tour titles, while Horschel, who won the 2014 FedEx Cup, was previously signed with PING.
Kirk, winner of the Crowne Plaza Invitational on the PGA Tour last year, signs from Callaway, while fellow PGA Tour winner Hahn used TaylorMade and Titleist clubs last year as he won the Northern Trust Open.
Howell III, a two-time winner on the PGA Tour, had PING, Titleist, Mizuno and TaylorMade in his bag last year.
Kerr, Piller and Lee were all on the American team involved in the controversial 2015 Solheim Cup in Germany, won by Juli Inkster’s visiting team.
Piller, who won her singles match against Caroline Masson, had TaylorMade clubs in her bag in 2015.
Lee, who part of the high-profile incident involving Suzann Pettersen, used a PING driver on tour last year.
Kerr beat England’s Charley Hull 3&2 in the singles at the St. Leon-Rot GC and also used PING in 2015.