Sergio Garcia Splits With Callaway - "It Wasn't The Fit That We Thought"

The Spaniard is now a free agent after parting ways with Callaway

Sergio Garcia Splits With Callaway
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Garcia was pictured using Ping irons and wedges at this week's Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship

Sergio Garcia Splits With Callaway - "It Wasn't The Fit That We Thought"

Sergio Garcia has split with Callaway after two years with the company.

The Spaniard signed with the company in January 2018 after 15 years with TaylorMade.

However, he now appears to moving on to free agency and was spotted at an Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship promotional event with a new setup.

Sergio was pictured, minus the Callaway logo on his cap, with TaylorMade SIM fairway wood headcovers, Ping Blueprint irons and Ping Glide 3.0 wedges.

We've also seen him pictured using the Ping Blueprint irons during a practice round.

He is using a Ping G410 driver and is reportedly using a Ping Anser putter as well.

Garcia seen hitting the Ping G410 driver

"Unfortunately our relationship with Callaway didn't go any farther," Garcia said in his pre-tournament press conference at this week's Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship.

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"So at the moment, I'm a free agent. So I'm playing whatever I feel that -- feels best for me or fits me best. That's where we are and that's what I've been working on this Christmas break.

"I wouldn't particularly say that [it is a scenario he wanted heading into the new year], but you know, there's things happen, and obviously many of the things that Callaway wanted me to do, I couldn't agree to them.

"Unfortunately we thought the best thing to do was to go our separate ways.

"It's all good. There's no hard feelings by any side, and these things happen.

"You know, at the end of the day, what I want to do is go out there and enjoy what I do, try to do it to the best of my ability, and they are also trying to get the best equipment they can get.

"Unfortunately just it wasn't the fit that we thought it would be for me, and you know, we just move on from there."

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Elliott Heath
Elliott Heath

Elliott Heath is our Senior Staff Writer and has been with Golf Monthly since early 2016. He graduated in Sports Journalism in 2016 and currently manages the Golf Monthly news, courses and travel sections as well as our large Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages. Elliott has interviewed some huge names in the golf world including Sergio Garcia, Thomas Bjorn, Bernd Wiesberger and Scotty Cameron as well as a number of professionals on the DP World and PGA Tours. He has also covered the 2022 Masters from Augusta National as well as three Open Championships including at Carnoustie in 2018 when he was inside the ropes with Tiger Woods. He has played 31 of our Top 100 golf courses, with his favourites being both Sunningdales, Woodhall Spa, Old Head and Alwoodley. He currently plays at West Byfleet Golf Club in Surrey, where his handicap index floats anywhere between 4-6. His golfing highlight is making albatross on the 9th hole on the Hotchkin Course at Woodhall Spa, and he has made one hole-in-one.

Elliott is currently playing:

Driver: Honma TR20

3 wood: TaylorMade SIM2 Max

2 iron: Mizuno MP-18 MMC Fli-Hi

Irons: Mizuno MP5 4-PW

Wedges: Cleveland RTX ZipCore 50, 54, 58

Putter: Odyssey White Hot OG #5

Ball: Titleist Pro V1x