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Dufner’s hunt for the right club deal

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TSN Senior Reporter


Jason Dufner is a free agent no longer.

Last week, it was announced that Dufner, the 2013 PGA Championship winner, signed on with Cobra Golf and will carry 11 of the company’s clubs in 2020. It marked the end of a lengthy search for just the right gear and one that showed Dufner’s disciplined approach and also the changing golf club endorsement landscape.

A number of top players are forgoing deals with club makers, choosing not to get locked into an arrangement that may limit what that can put in their bags. Players such as Brooks Koepka, Tommy Fleetwood and Patrick Reed haven’t signed on with any one company.

At the start of the 2018 season, Dufner parted ways with Titleist, the company he’d been with his entire career. That began a long period of testing and searching for clubs that would fit his game and his comfort level.

“I tried a lot of stuff,” Dufner admitted. “If somebody wants to know about drivers or irons or wedges out on the PGA Tour, I can........