For 15 years, professional golfer Dustin Johnson has been sponsored by Adidas. A year after he left the PGA Tour for LIV Golf, the former No. 1 golfer in the world is ending his sponsorship deal with the apparel company.
A source told ESPN that Johnson wants to focus on building the 4Aces brand a year after he led his 4Aces GC team to a title and captured LIV Golf’s first individual championship.
The split was described to ESPN as an “amicable separation.”
“We’ve mutually agreed to part ways with long-time Adidas athlete, Dustin Johnson,” Adidas Golf president Jeff Lienhart said in a statement to ESPN. “For more than 15 years, Dustin has been a great ambassador for the Adidas brand. We’ve had a front-row seat to see him win multiple major championships, ascend to the No. 1 ranking and cement himself as one of the best golfers in history — all while wearing the 3-Stripes. We wish Dustin nothing but success moving forward.”
Perhaps coincidentally, perhaps not, Adidas also confirmed that it has ended its relationship with Sergio Garcia, who also jumped to LIV Golf last year. A spokesperson told ESPN that it was Adidas’s decision not to renew the partnership.