Callaway Line-Up of European Staff Professionals For 2015
Story published at 13:18, Friday, January 16th, 2015
Callaway has announced its full 2015 European Staff Professional line-up, including 24 players across the European and Challenge Tours, who, between them, have more than 50 European Tour wins.
Eleven players have re-signed for Callaway following a stellar season on the 2014 European Tour, which saw the company’s Staff Professionals notch up eight wins in total, including those by Europe-based players: Thomas Bjørn, Pablo Larrazábal, Fabrizio Zanotti, David Horsey, Marc Warren and Oliver Wilson; each of whom remain committed to Callaway in 2015 with Horsey, Larrazábal, Wilson and Zanotti among those extending their contract.
Callaway Staff Professionals also dominated the last three European Tour events of 2014, with ‘Iceman’, Henrik Stenson, closing out the season in style with a second consecutive victory in the DP World Tour Championship in Dubai, followed by Danny Willett and Branden Grace becoming the first two winners out of the block on The European Tour’s 2015 schedule, in South Africa.
In addition to the well-established European Tour players and winners, rising Challenge Tour star, Toby Tree, a 20-year-old from Chichester, UK, who set the amateur circuit ablaze before turning professional in 2014, is also named among Callaway’s 2015 European Staff Professional line-up, highlighting the company’s continued commitment to supporting up-and-coming talent.
Peter Harrison, Callaway Director of Tour Relations, said: “The strength of the 2014 product was highlighted by a number of Staff Professional wins occurring immediately after putting new equipment in the bag.
“Six out of our eight wins on The European Tour last season were made by players using a new Big Bertha Driver, while Nicolas Colsaerts topped the long drive statistics with an average of 312.6 yards – not to mention recording the longest ever drive on The European Tour – all 447 yards . On the back of two staffer wins already this season, including Branden Grace who used the recently launched Big Bertha Alpha 815 Double Black Diamond Driver, 2015 stands to be another exciting year for Callaway in the winners’ circle.”