Dustin Johnson Among LIV Golfers Left Out Of TaylorMade Christmas Advert

The two-time Major champion was a notable absence from this year's TaylorMade Christmas advert

Dustin Johnson hits a drive
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TaylorMade's annual Christmas video and card has been unveiled, and there's a notable absence of LIV Golf players.

Team TaylorMade - the brand's star players - includes the likes of Rory McIlroy, Scottie Scheffler, Collin Morikawa, Charley Hull, Tommy Fleetwood and LIV Golf players Dustin Johnson, Sergio Garcia and Matthew Wolff.

In this year's advert, there was notably no DJ, Wolff or Garcia, with all three appearing in last year's Christmas card.

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Dustin Johnson, Matthew Wolff and Sergio Garcia all appeared in last year's TaylorMade Christmas advert

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TaylorMade also does a big content shoot with its athletes, with this year's shoot reportedly taking place towards the end of October in Florida, where an entire year's worth of videos are shot with their big-name athletes using the new products. Following the release of the LIV Golfer-less Christmas advert, it might also be that the content shoot was without the LIV players too.

A number of LIV Golfers have lost sponsorship deals since moving over to the Greg Norman-fronted tour this year, although very few, if any, have lost deals with golf's equipment manufacturers. It will be very interesting to see whether Johnson, Wolff, Garcia and Kaymer are still with TaylorMade come January.

Johnson has been with TaylorMade for his entire career, having been associated with the brand since turning pro in 2007. He moved over to LIV Golf prior to the inaugural event, where he was reportedly offered around $125m to leave the PGA Tour. He won the LIV individual title and the $18m that came with it, and took home over $35m in on-course earnings this year despite seeing his world ranking slip to 41st, his lowest since February 2010.

This year's hilarious video features the addition of 15-time Major winner Tiger Woods, who acts as conductor to Team TaylorMade doing some carol singing.

While there's no DJ, Wolff or Garcia, the trio of Woods, Masters champion Scottie Scheffler and two-time LPGA Tour winner Charley Hull have been added in.

Watch the TaylorMade Christmas video:

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Elliott Heath
Senior Staff Writer

Elliott Heath is our Senior Staff Writer and has been with Golf Monthly since early 2016 after graduating with a degree in Sports Journalism. He manages the Golf Monthly news, features, 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 covered the 2022 Masters from Augusta National as well as four Open Championships on-site including the 150th at St Andrews. He has played 35 of our Top 100 golf courses, with his favourites being both Sunningdales, Woodhall Spa, Old Head and Turnberry. He has been obsessed with the sport since the age of 8 and currently plays at West Byfleet Golf Club in Surrey, where his handicap index floats anywhere between 2-6. His golfing highlights are making albatross on the 9th hole on the Hotchkin Course at Woodhall Spa, shooting an under-par round, playing in the Aramco Team Series on the Ladies European Tour and making his one and only hole-in-one at the age of 15 - a long time ago now!

Elliott is currently playing:

Driver: Titleist TSR4

3 wood: TaylorMade SIM2 Max

Hybrid: TaylorMade SIM Max

Irons: Mizuno MP5 4-PW

Wedges: Cleveland RTX ZipCore 50, 54, 58

Putter: Odyssey White Hot OG #5

Ball: Titleist Pro V1x