Haotong Li has been become the latest member of team TaylorMade after signing a long-term deal with the leading manufacturer.
Li has had TaylorMade clubs in the bag unofficially, but the two-time DP World Tour winner is now part of a team of ambassadors and tour staffers.
Li joins the likes of Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy, Dustin Johnson, Collin Morikawa, Tommy Fleetwood and fellow new recruit Thorbjorn Olesen in signing agreements with TaylorMade.
Haotong Li TaylorMade Reaction
“I’ve been using TaylorMade clubs since I turned pro, until 2019,” Haotong Li said in a statement.
“I love the way TaylorMade drivers are designed, the feel is great and the ball speed is something I like to see.
“I’m quite sensitive to how the driver looks, but as soon as I saw Stealth I loved it. I had tighter dispersion than any other driver and it was straight in my bag.”
Haotong Li Career
Haotong claimed his first DP World title winning the Volvo China Open in 2016 and then landed the 2018 Omega Dubai Desert Classic.
Li’s victory in Dubai saw him become the first male Chinese golfer to break into the Official World Golf Rankings top 50.
Prior to graduating to the world stage, Li won the 2014 Nanshan China Masters on the OneAsia Tour and the Jianye Tianzhu Henan Open, Hainan Open CTS Tycoon Championship in 2014 on the PGA Tour China.
“We are delighted to partner with Haotong Li for the long term,” said Adrian Rietveld, TaylorMade’s Senior Tour Manager in a news release.
“A big part of our strategy at TaylorMade is to identify and acquire the standout elite golfers from every region in the world, Haotong Li is certainly this.
“Having used TaylorMade equipment throughout his professional career to date and at only 26 years of age, he already has an impressive resume with multiple wins, a Presidents Cup appearance, and reached a world ranking in the top 30 when he was only 22 years old.
“We look forward to working closely with Haotong and expect many successes to follow.”
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