Dustin Johnson Seen Wearing FootJoy Shoes After Adidas Split

The former World No.1 was seen wearing FootJoy Premiere Series Packard shoes ahead of this week's LIV event in Orlando

Two screenshots of Dustin Johnson hitting a drive
A video on the 4 Aces GC Instagram page showed DJ wearing FootJoy shoes
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Dustin Johnson has been seen wearing non-adidas golf shoes for the first time in his career following his split with the brand after 15 years.

Johnson was seen wearing the FootJoy Premiere Series Packard shoes in a practice round for this week's LIV Golf League event at Orange County National in Orlando, FL. The Packards are some of the best FootJoy golf shoes on the market and have also been worn by Tiger Woods over the last year.

The 4 Aces GC franchise posted a video clip of the team's four players hitting drives, where DJ was seen without his usual adidas footwear.

A source told ESPN last month that Johnson needed to get out of his adidas deal to try and secure a sponsor for his 4 Aces LIV Golf franchise.

"As good as the relationship with Adidas has been, it just didn't fit in his plans," the source said. "A major part of starting a team is establishing a brand identity and building that brand. The primary asset is the shirt. ... They want the entire shirt. DJ needed a clean break to start his team. He's grateful to Adidas for letting him out of the deal."

“Obviously I've been with Adidas, I was with them for 15 years. We had a great relationship. It's still really good. We mutually agreed on parting ways,” Johnson said ahead of the LIV Golf League opener in Mexico last month.

“It just wasn't working how it was, just with my new - obviously playing for LIV and the way things kind of go. It was better for both of us to part ways. For me being the captain of the team, obviously being able to go out and find a clothing sponsor is more beneficial than waiting another year."

Dustin Johnson

Johnson won the Masters in 2020, his second Major title

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Fellow LIV Golf player Sergio Garcia also split with adidas at the start of the year after more than 20 years with the brand.

Garcia also split with TaylorMade at the start of 2023, with Johnson still currently signed up with the equipment manufacturer. DJ didn't appear in TaylorMade's Christmas promo content, however, and doesn't feature in the main Team TaylorMade banner on the brand's website. He does still wear a TaylorMade cap, use a TaylorMade staff bag and a full bag of the company's products.

The 2020 Masters champion is one of a number of LIV players in the Masters field for next week's season-opening Major at Augusta National.

The two-time Major champion currently ranks 68th in the world, with LIV still not offering world ranking points. Despite the ranking slip, he won both the individual and team titles in LIV's debut season last year and picked up over $35m in prize money.

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. He covered the 2022 Masters from Augusta National as well as four Open Championships on-site including the 150th at St Andrews. His first Open was in 2017 at Royal Birkdale, when he walked inside the ropes with Jordan Spieth during the Texan's memorable Claret Jug triumph. He has played 35 of our Top 100 golf courses, with his favourites being both Sunningdales, Woodhall Spa, Western Gailes, 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 2-5. 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: TaylorMade TP5x