Srixon Golf announced Wednesday that K.J. Choi would be joining its staff, agreeing to terms on a multi-year deal that will see him play a Srixon ball, wear the company's glove and sport the logo on his golf bag. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.
"I am very excited to be part of the Srixon team," Choi said. "The Srixon ball is a top quality ball and I feel very comfortable playing it." Srixon made the official announcement on Twitter and confirmed that Choi would start using the new Z-Star ball this week at the Sony Open in Hawaii.
Choi represented Korea with his fellow countryman Sang Moon Bae at the 2013 ISPS Handa World Cup, held at the Royal Melbourne. He shot 3-under-par in the first round, but took himself out of contention in the following rounds to finish the tournament at 2-over-par, tied for 15th.
While most staff deals usually include clubs, Choi decided to keep his options open and just sign a ball, bag and glove deal.
The eight-time PGA TOUR winner is known as one of the biggest equipment tinkerers in golf and currently employs a bag that has multiple equipment brands. Choi was in the news last season for his equipment, after he walked into a local Golf Galaxy in Dublin, Ohio -- Choi was in town for the Memorial Tournament presented by Nationwide Insurance -- and bought a set of off-the-rack Mizuno MP-64 irons with the company's stock grip and True Temper Dynamic Gold S300 shafts.