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By Stephanie Wei under Equipment

...and Adams Golf combine forces...

Since the Honda Classic about a month ago — at least that’s when I first heard — there have been rumblings on the PGA Tour, particularly among the club manufacturers, that TaylorMade-adidas Golf was planning to acquire Adams.

Earlier this month, Oliver “Chip” Brewer resigned as the CEO and President of Adams Golf to assume those duties at Callaway Golf (which has been reporting losses in its profit margins and drops in sales). While the company was searching for a successor, Adams named founder and Chairman, Barney Adams, as the interim chief.

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By Stephanie Wei under Equipment

On Wednesday TaylorMade-adidas Golf officially declared it was signing Camilo Villegas to a club, ball, headwear, footwear, glove and bag deal. Villegas is under contract with Cobra and Titleist through 2010. It appears that reps across the board are rather confused by the timing of TMaG’s announcement.

No one seems to recall any brand issuing a press release about a player signing the following year while the current season is still in progress. Does TMaG perceive the much smaller Cobra, which merged with apparel company PUMA earlier this year, as a threat?

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