Mastercard has officially paused its endorsement deal with Ian Poulter and Graeme McDowell. Both golfers are currently playing on the LIV Golf series and not the PGA Tour.
“We have paused the activation of our relationship with Ian and Graeme, recognizing the uncertainties around their standing with the PGA Tour” – Seth Eisen, Mastercard vice president of communications
Ian Poulter has been in business with Mastercard since 2009 while Graeme McDowell has been with the company since 2011. The affiliation with the LIV Golf series has essentially tarnished both golfer’s endorsement with the multinational financial services, Mastercard.