Jim Furyk almost took home the win with an awesome final round 65 at the Wells Fargo Championship, Tank Cruiser added to its growing popularity and Lefty charged up the leaderboard on Saturday. Here are our 4 big takeaways from the weekend.
1. Furyk’s Performance Made For Great TV
We’ve never seen Jim Furyk look this excited inside the ropes. There he was on Sunday, talking to his golf ball, pumping his fist, walking around with a little extra energy in his step. And who could blame him?
After carding a final round 65 to finish solo second, just one shot off the winning score, he’s ready to break out at one of the big tournaments this summer – maybe even this week at TPC Sawgrass.
Here are two pieces of equipment that he relied on at Quail Hollow:
His driver is cut to 44 3/8” with 1” total tipping, and a Fujikura Motore SPD 6.2x Shaft. It’s set to a Neutral directional bias and a Standard Loft Adjustability, and the APW slide weight is set to 1/Fade.
Furyk first put it into play at the Pebble Beach event, and at the Wells Fargo Championship he was 2nd in the field in driving accuracy. You can watch Jim use his driver and offer up one of his best driving tips in this Callaway Get #BerthaLong video.
He’s also been a vocal supporter of SR 3, our new Tour Ball built to deliver the best aerodynamic performance for swing speeds of 105 mph and above. Jim explains why he’s such a big fan in this Callaway SR video.
2. Tank Cruiser Is On A Roll
It’s been a wild couple of weeks for the new Odyssey Tank Cruiser Putters. Lydia Ko used a V-Line model to win the Swinging Skirts LPGA Classic, and last week there were 6 Tank Cruisers in play on the PGA Tour and 8 were in play on the LPGA Tour.
These new counterbalance putters feature adjustable weighting at the counterbalance level (5g, 15g and 30g) and in the head weights (10g, 15g, 20g) to create the putter balance players want. This design especially stands out on making short putts.
3. Phil Puts In An X2 Hot Pro Hybrid
Our man Phil Mickelson took over the spotlight on Saturday with a brilliant 63 to move into contention. Here’s a look at what was in his bag:
Big Bertha Alpha Driver (8.5°) – MRC Kuro Kage Black 60X Shaft
X2 Hot 2Deep Fairway Wood (12°) – Kuro Kage Prototype 80 Shaft
X2 Hot Pro Hybrid (18°)
X Forged ’13 Irons (4-PW) – KBS V Tour 125 Shafts
Mack Daddy 2 SW (56°, S-Grind, 14° of bounce)
Mack Daddy 2 LW (60°, U-Grind, 12° of bounce)
An SR 3 Golf Ball
Odyssey Versa #9 White/Black/White Putter
– He put in an X2 Hot Pro Hybrid (18°) for the event. It’s 41” long with a Kuro Kage Black 90X Hybrid shaft. You can learn more about Callaway X2 Hot and X2 Hot Pro Hybrids in this Callaway episode of Inside The Chev.
And look out for Phil this week at THE PLAYERS Championship.
4. Lydia Ko and Mark Crossfield on Solid 35
Our head of Pro Tour, @NickRaffaeleCG (rocking the big glasses in the above photo) and @HarryArnettCG knocked out a new Solid 35 show last week – we were lucky to get Lydia Ko on after her win, as well as YouTube golf sensation Mark Crossfield (@4golfonline).
Lydia recapped her crazy week, and Mark shared some great insights on the game and how golf content is changing. You can listen to this new Solid 35 episode here.
Have a great week! We’ll talk to you next Monday after THE PLAYERS!