The talent on Callaway’s Tour staff continues to get stronger, and younger, with the latest addition of 24-year-old Patrick Rodgers.
Rogers put together who had one of the most successful collegiate careers of all time and ascended all the way to No. 1 in the world amateur rankings while at Stanford. Now he’s quickly become one of the most exciting young players on the PGA Tour.
In addition to being ranked the No. 1 in 2014, Rodgers took home the 2014 Ben Hogan Award (best collegiate golfer) and won 11 times during his college career. In 2015, he earned his PGA Tour card through the Web.com Tour money list and last year he had a strong rookie campaign where he contended in a number of events and earned nearly $1.3 million. He also drew attention for being one of the longest hitters on Tour, averaging over 300 yards per drive on the season.
“I’ve been amazed in testing and playing Callaway equipment, and I know these are the best clubs to help me compete and take my game to the next level on Tour,” Rodgers said. “I can’t wait to get this season going and off to a great start.”
Rodgers will add to Callaway’s loaded roster of talented young players, a list that includes Patrick Reed, 2016 Masters Champion Danny Willett, Wes Bryan, Ollie Schniederjans, Ryo Ishikawa, Branden Grace, Thomas Pieters, and Daniel Berger, who officially joined the company as a Tour Staffer this week.
“If you’ve followed the game at the amateur and professional level, then you know that Patrick is one of the best young talents in our sport,” Callaway SVP of Global Sports Marketing Tim Reed said. “He knows how to win, and we’re excited to help him make that leap in becoming an elite player on Tour.”
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