Dustin Johnson has been seen carrying non-adidas golf sneakers for the primary time in his profession following his break up with the model after 15 years.
Johnson was seen carrying the FootJoy Premiere Sequence Packard sneakers in a observe spherical for this week’s LIV Golf League occasion at Orange County Nationwide in Orlando, FL. The Packards are a number of the finest FootJoy golf sneakers available on the market and have additionally been worn by Tiger Woods during the last 12 months.
The 4 Aces GC franchise posted a video clip of the workforce’s 4 gamers hitting drives, the place DJ was seen with out his standard adidas footwear.
A supply advised ESPN (opens in new tab) final month that Johnson wanted to get out of his adidas deal to try to safe a sponsor for his 4 Aces LIV Golf franchise.
“Pretty much as good as the connection with Adidas has been, it simply did not slot in his plans,” the supply mentioned. “A serious a part of beginning a workforce is establishing a model id and constructing that model. The first asset is the shirt. … They need your complete shirt. DJ wanted a clear break to begin his workforce. He is grateful to Adidas for letting him out of the deal.”
“Clearly I have been with Adidas, I used to be with them for 15 years. We had an incredible relationship. It is nonetheless actually good. We mutually agreed on parting methods,” Johnson mentioned forward of the LIV Golf League opener in Mexico final month.
“It simply wasn’t working the way it was, simply with my new – clearly taking part in for LIV and the best way issues type of go. It was higher for each of us to half methods. For me being the captain of the workforce, clearly having the ability to exit and discover a clothes sponsor is extra useful than ready one other 12 months.”
Fellow LIV Golf participant Sergio Garcia additionally break up with adidas in the beginning of the 12 months after greater than 20 years with the model.
Garcia additionally break up with TaylorMade in the beginning of 2023, with Johnson nonetheless at the moment signed up with the gear producer. DJ did not seem in TaylorMade’s Christmas promo content material, nonetheless, and does not characteristic in the primary Staff TaylorMade banner on the model’s web site. He does nonetheless put on a TaylorMade cap, use a TaylorMade workers bag and a full bag of the corporate’s merchandise.
The 2020 Masters champion is one among numerous LIV gamers within the Masters discipline for subsequent week’s season-opening Main at Augusta Nationwide.
The 2-time Main champion at the moment ranks 68th on the planet, with LIV nonetheless not providing world rating factors. Regardless of the rating slip, he received each the person and workforce titles in LIV’s debut season final 12 months and picked up over $35m in prize cash.