Lydia Ko Rallies To 2nd Win Of The Year – 4 Things To Know

Jeff Newton

17-year-old Callaway staffer Lydia Ko closed out another brilliant final round performance on Sunday in her thrilling come-from-behind win at the Marathon Classic. Here are the 4 things you need to know about her second win of the year.

1. What’s In The Bag?

Here’s the Callaway/Odyssey equipment Lydia played on the way to her victory:

X2 Hot Pro Driver (8.5°) 

X2 Hot Fairway Wood (15°)

Big Bertha Fairway Wood (18°) 

X2 Hot Pro Hybrid (20°) 

X2 Hot Pro Hybrid (23°) 

X2 Hot Pro Hybrid (25°)

Apex Pro Irons (6-PW)

Mack Daddy 2 Tour Grind Wedges (54°, 60°)

Odyssey Tank Cruiser 330 Mallet Putter

Now that’s a great looking bag. Her driver is cut to 45 3/8″ with a DI 5R Shaft, set to a Draw bias and Standard loft, and it was working for her all week. Lydia hit 80.4% of fairways for the tournament, which helped put her in great position to attack the pins. Just look at the numbers: she hit over 80% of greens during the event and rolled in 20 birdies too. Wow!

2. She’s A Closer

Lydia carded a final round 65 that included a birdie on 16 and a ridiculously clutch birdie on 18. This is becoming a trend for Ko, who also birdied the final hole to win in San Francisco earlier this year. It’s hard to fathom how a 17-year-old can look so calm and perform so well under pressure, but time and time again she comes up with the big shots when she needs them.

3. Tank Cruiser Putters Are On A Crazy Winning Streak

The new counterbalance Tank Cruiser Putters have been a monster success on Tour, from Lydia’s two wins to Colin Montgomerie’s two major victories, to victories on the and European Tours, and all the players that have put them in play on the PGA Tour. And it’s not just one model – the Tank Cruiser #1 Wide, #7, 330 Mallet, and V-Line are all going in to play, and they’re winning.

4. Mack Daddy 2 Tour Grind Wedges In The Winner’s Circle

See the two Mack Daddy 2 Tour Grind Wedges in Lydia’s bag? She loves them, and Tour players all over the world love the Mack Daddy 2 Tour Grinds, which are in stores now. You can learn more about them now on our new Tour Grind wedgeducation page.

Congratulations to Lydia on a great win! For more on all our Staff Pros, take a look at our #TeamCallaway page.

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