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Norman to TaylorMade — What Happened To MacGregor?

TaylorMade announced today that Greg Norman was switching to their equipment, just in time for his appearance at the Masters. Of course Norman doesn’t really play golf anymore – with the exception of the British Open and a hanfdful of Senior Tour Champions Tour events.

TaylorMade Golf Company announced today that global golf icon Greg Norman has joined its Tour Staff. Norman, 54, will play TaylorMade clubs, a TaylorMade TP golf ball, use a TaylorMade staff bag and display the TaylorMade logo on the side of his headwear.
Norman chose on his own accord to play TaylorMade’s TP Red golf ball with Low Drag Performance (LDP) Technology during his remarkable run at last year’s Open Championship at Royal Birkdale, where he held a two-stroke lead going into the final round and finished tied for third. It was his 30th career top-10 finish in a major. Soon after a conversation began between Norman and TaylorMade that resulted in the relationship announced today.
“It started with the TP ball, which I played at the Open Championship last year,” said Norman. “I’m pleased that the discussions have evolved to the extent that I am now a member of the TaylorMade Staff. TaylorMade’s approach to the game and equipment design is very similar to my own. In my opinion TaylorMade is at the very forefront of golf equipment and ball technology.”

Which is interesting for the fact that Norman is still splashed all over the main MacGregor Golf page. In 2006 it was reported Norman had bought a controlling interest in MacGregor. What happened there?

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A bestselling author and award-winning columnist, Robert Thompson has been writing about business and sports, and particularly golf, for almost two decades. His reporting and commentary on golf has appeared in Golf Magazine, the Globe and Mail, T&L Golf and many other media outlets. Currently Robert is a columnist with Global Golf Post, golf analyst for Global News and Shaw Communications, and Senior Writer to ScoreGolf. The Going for the Green blog was launched in 2004.

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