Big Bertha Alpha added to its win count on Sunday as Fabrizio Zanotti used his 9-degree gamer in a wild playoff victory at the BMW International Open. He carded a final round 65 to reach 19-under, good enough to get into a 4-man playoff that included Callaway staffer and World No. 2 Henrik Stenson, and ultimately closed out his first European Tour win on the fifth playoff hole.
It was another big victory for the Big Bertha Family, which continues to win on the PGA Tour, European Tour and all over the world. The Pros have especially taken to the Gravity Core technology in Big Bertha Alpha, along with the adjustable weights and Hyper Speed Face. Congratulations, Fabrizio on a great performance!
Stenson Putting It All Together
First year Callaway staffer Henrik Stenson has been on a run over the past few months, and on Sunday he was part of the 4-man playoff at the BMW International Open. Stenson had an X2 Hot Pro Driver (9-degree) and an Odyssey Putter in the bag as he shot 68-68-66-67 to post 19-under for the week.
Following his T2 finish, the 2013 FedExCup winner has now finished T7 or better in his last five European Tour starts (including 4 top-5s, one of them a T4 at Pinehurst). He’s up to fifth in the Race to Dubai standings, and with the way his game is shaping up, he’ll be one of the favorites at both of the upcoming majors.
Ko Keeps Foot On The Gas In Arkansas
Lydia Ko needed to go really low on Sunday and that’s exactly what she did with a final round 65 at the Walmart NW Arkansas Championship. The women’s World No. 2 made things VERY interesting as she birdied three of her last four holes to put pressure on the leaders, and she went on to finish T2, just one shot off the winning score.
Here’s what was in her bag:
X2 Hot Pro Driver (8.5-degree)
X2 Hot Fairway Wood (15-degree)
Big Bertha 5-wood (18-degree)
X2 Hot Pro Hybrid (20-degree)
X2 Hot Pro Hybrid (23-degree)
X2 Hot Pro Hybrid (25-degree)
Apex Pro Irons (6-9)
Mack Daddy 2 Wedges (52-degree, 60-degree)
She was dialed in from tee-to-green all week, hitting 87.2% of fairways and 85.2% of greens for the week. Keep it up, Lydia!
Rollins Puts In Big Bertha 7-Wood
Here’s a little equipment knowledge for you: Callaway staffer John Rollins played a new Big Bertha 7-wood last week for the Quicken Loans National at Congressional. He likes that this club helps him achieve a 240 yard carry gap, and that it’s a versatile club, particularly out of tough lies.
“(Rollins) said that it was much easier to hit the Big Bertha 7-wood from the rough,” said Callaway Tour Rep, Mike Sposa. “And (he) is now able to hit a high soft shot from 230-240 (yards) that lands as soft as a short iron.” Great stuff as always from our Tour Trailer Team.
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