Interesting, I wouldn't of thought that his contract with Callaway would let him put a Taylormade club in the bag.
Slightly off, but dealing with Callaway:
Heard that Ernie is playing the Lethal and Callaway officially has no comment on it.
Ernie leaving Callaway?
He is popular but he has peaked, it seems.
Callaway does need a high profile right hander, imho.
As to Phil, who knows why he tinkers with success. He is a conundrum wrapped in an enigma.
Actually Phil's contract with Callaway is as flexible as you'll ever find for a pro golfer. I guess when you've been Callaways #1 guy and primary player who sells their clubs for them lol, you can do that. After all the fans questioning the SLDR in his bag Callaway even came out and said Phil is welcome to use any competitor club he wants under his current callaway contract. They also said they are working on a brand new driver for Phil that will give him what he wants but it isn't ready yet.
Its about winning....by doing so he protects his Brand, his brand being Phil Michelson......Another reason he may have used it or any other brand of club Its the end of the PGA season and I think his contract is up with Callaway this year ( I could be wrong though)
Phil tinkers with everything, Its my opinion if they ever get around to "mike-ing up " players, Phil will be first in line.
Pretty sure they are all different. You see a lot of players that are soup to nuts one brand, and then there are others that have a mish mash. As far as the bag goes, some people don't even have club companies. I don't think Tiger has ever really had club logos on his bag. Buick, for the longest time, pre-fire hydrant, and "Fuse" (I still don't know what that is) basically ever since. Kenny Perry has The Greenbrier as one of his big sponsors. Cristie Kerr has a Liberty National bag.
I would say, though, that your garden variety, fully-exempt PGA player is frequently going to have a bag that matches his irons, at the very least. From that point, who knows? Some of them probably have 14 club contracts, others probably only have 8. Others still choose to retain freedom and have no contract (K.J. Choi, I think??).
Callaway stated that Phil's contract is very flexible and allows him to play other manufacturers equipment when they do not have a comparable product ready. Callaway is coming out with a low spin driver to compete with the SLDR but they didn't have a prototype ready for him so he spray painted the SLDR black and put it in his bag.
The Phrankenwood was a prototype designed for Phil to bag at the Masters, I assume the test didn't go as well as hoped. Callaway never intended to offer the Phrankenwood to the retail market and instead pushed the X Hot 3Deep which Phil has also bagged for a few tournaments.