Dustin Johnson signs new adidas deal

2016 09 Adidas

• New multi-year deal for Dustin Johnson and adidas Golf
• Some believed Johnson would sign a deal with Nike

• 32-year-old says adidas Golf are 'more than just a sponsor'

Dustin Johnson | adidas Golf

Rumours that reigning US Open champion Dustin Johnson could be signing with Nike can now officially put to bed after the world No.2 agreed a new multi-year apparel and footwear deal with adidas Golf.

Stories had circulated in recent months suggesting Johnson could join fellow TaylorMade staffer Jason Day in wearing Nike apparel next season after adidas Group announced in May it was selling 'most of its golf division' including TaylorMade, Ashworth and Adams.

However, today's announcement means the 32-year-old has decided to continue his long association with adidas Golf that first started in December 2007.

The deal will see Johnson continue to wear adidas Golf apparel and footwear on the PGA Tour in 2017 and beyond with the exact length of the agreement not fully disclosed.

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Dustin Johnson, who also agreed a new TaylorMade contract last week, says adidas Golf is 'more than just a sponsor to him'.

“They have been with me since the start of my career; we’ve collaborated, created and celebrated together,” he explained. “I’m grateful for the support adidas Golf has given me and I look forward to seeing what we can do together moving forward.”

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Jeff Lienhart, executive vice president of adidas Golf, is delighted Johnson has agreed a new deal.

He said: “DJ’s scoring and legendary ball striking draw huge galleries and substantial television exposure, which are critical to the promotion of our apparel and footwear.

“We believe his US Open Championship is the first of many majors to come, which will make him an even bigger star. He is the perfect athlete for our team to test innovative product solutions and his feedback will continue to influence our design decisions."

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