Joining Jon Rahm and Jordan Niebrugge, Langasque and Garrick Further Fortify TaylorMade’s Position as the Strongest Global Staff in Golf
(Carlsbad, Calif.) – TaylorMade Golf Company, maker of the most-played driver on the PGA TOUR for 16 years and counting, announced the next two players to officially join its expanding roster of athletes in 2016, Romain Langasque and Jonathan Garrick. Their additions, along with previously signed Jon Rahm and Jordan Niebrugge, strengthen a Tour staff that already includes already includes four players in the top 15 in the world (OWGR): Dustin Johnson, Justin Rose, Sergio Garcia, and world #1, Jason Day.
An accomplished amateur, the 21-year-old Frenchman won the 2016 Spanish Amateur and was the 2015 British Amateur champion, also making the cut at the 2015 Open Championship. Prior to the season’s first major, Langasque soundly defeated the U.S. Amateur champion 4&3 in the Georgia Cup, an annual match between the Amateur and U.S. Amateur champions.
Langasque is currently fourth in the Challenge Tour standings and will focus his attention there for the majority of 2016, having already secured a full schedule via invites through the French federation, including a spot in next week’s French Open. In addition to the accomplishments listed above, Langasque has five amateur victories to his name:
- 2011 Tournoi Federal Jeunes
- 2013 Grand Prix de la Ligue Messieurs
- 2014 Grand Prix de Bordeaux, Trophee des Regions
- 2015 Southern Cross Invitational, Coupe Frayssineau Mouchy, The Amateur Championship
- 2016 Spanish International Amateur Golf Championship
Having already turned professional, Langasque is currently playing TaylorMade metalwoods and golf ball while wearing adidas Golf footwear. Here's what's in his bag at this week's French Open:
- M2 Driver / 8.5* / Aldila Rogue Silver 60X
- M2 Fairway / 15* / Aldila Alpha 70X
- M1 Rescue / 21* / Project X HZRDUS 85g
- Spider Mallet Putter
- Tour Preferred X Golf Ball
- adidas Golf adicross Gripmore
In October of 2015, Garrick picked up a win at the Erin Hills Intercollegiate and finished the year with five additional top-10 performances, including T-7 at the Pac-12 Championships. The previous season, he was named GCAA Second Team All-America and First Team All-Pac-12 after leading the UCLA Bruins with a 71.2 scoring average. His play helped him to rank 21st in Golfweek’s national amateur rankings.
Additional awards and accomplishments earned by Garrick include:
- 2014 GCAA All-America Honorable Mention
- 2014 Second Team All-Pac-12
- 2014 All-America Honorable Mention by Golfweek
- 2013 GCAA All-America Honorable Mention
- 2011 AJGA First Team All-American
- 2009-2012 San Jose Mercury News Golfer of the Year
His professional career began last month on the Mackenzie Tour - PGA TOUR Canada where he has already seen some early returns; including a recent T-5 (-14) finish in the GolfBC Championship. Garrick plays a complete bag of TaylorMade clubs, including an M1 driver, M2 fairway, PSi Tour 2-PW, Tour Preferred EF Wedges, and a #62 Tour Preferred X golf ball; he has carded multiple 63s but keeps #62 on his ball as a reminder to go out and break that barrier. He will also be wearing adidas Golf apparel and footwear (Tour 360 Boost).
“We’re delighted to bring Romain and Jonathan onboard as the newest members of Team TaylorMade,” said Chuck Presto, Senior Vice President, Global Sports Marketing. “It’s no secret the level of talent each of these young men possesses and we’re excited they’ll be putting the highest performing golf products in the world in their hands as they take the next steps in their professional careers.”