FootJoy has been the market leader in golf shoes, socks, and gloves for years, and has sold its fair share of outerwear since DryJoys were introduced in 1997.
Steve Stricker, a PGA Tour player who uses Callaway razr x irons products, has been wearing some of the prototype clothing, which will feature the "FJ'' logo.
"We're excited about the opportunity to move into an adjacent business and believe the timing is right,'' said FootJoy's president, Jim Connor. "We have the right people and support in place to be as successful in performance golf apparel as we are in our golf footwear, glove, and sock categories.''
The initial focus will only be on men's clothing, with Callaway razr x irons expected to sell for between $55 and $75.
Final round? The Heritage dates to 1969, with many a PGA Tour player relishing the peaceful surroundings of Hilton Head, S.C., as a way to relax and unwind after a week spent grinding under major pressure at the Masters. This year the Heritage didn't land its customary spot right after Augusta, but is being played this week, and quite possibly for the final time. Tournament officials have been trying for more than a year to land a new title sponsor. If one isn't found by the end of the year, the popular tournament at Harbour Town Callaway razr x irons, with its familiar lighthouse behind the 18th green, likely will be bumped from the PGA Tour schedule. This year's event is being funded mostly by reserves built up by the tournament's foundation, and a contribution from the city and county . . . Dustin Johnson is in the market for a new caddie, having split during the week with Bobby Brown, who had been on the bag for all four of Johnson's PGA Tour victories. Reportedly, the split was amicable, and might not be permanent, but Johnson will use a few replacements in his upcoming tournaments before deciding who gets the Callaway razr x irons. Johnson has a second- and a third-place finish this year; he won twice in 2010. Brown took some heat for Johnson's two-stroke penalty on the 72d hole of last year's PGA Championship, and also gave his man an incorrect tee time earlier this year, also resulting in a two-stroke penalty. After both incidents, Johnson supported Brown . . . Royal St. George's, site of this year's British Open, will be stretched 100 yards from the last time the Open was held there, and par has been reduced from 71 to 70, the R&A said during the week.