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Odyssey By Far The #1 Putter At WGC Match Play

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By:
Jeff Newton

Odyssey Leads WGC Putter Count…Just Look At These Numbers

When the world’s best players come together, more pros choose Odyssey, as we learned once again at the WGC Accenture Match Play Championship. The #1 Putter in Golf took command of the putter count lead with 24 putters in play, twice as many as the next closest putter brand, in another impressive display at an elite Tour event. Here’s a quick breakdown to drive our point home:

WGC Match Play Putter Count
1. Odyssey – 24 putters
2. Next Closest Brand – 12 putters
3 . 3rd place – 8 putters

This insane putter turnout is yet another great highlight for Odyssey as the PGA Tour closes out its West Coast Swing. Already this year, Odyssey has won at Scottsdale (Phil Mickelson) and Pebble Beach, and Versa has become the fastest growing putter brand on Tour. We assume the upcoming schedule in Florida will produce even more wins and we’ve got our eye on that little major down in Georgia as well.

Jacobson Posts Third Straight Top-10

When Fredrik Jacobson sat down to do a Callaway Talks shoot last month at the PGA Show, he looked relaxed and ready to go for 2013. He had every right to be confident and that quiet swagger has helped him earn three top-10s in as many weeks. Jacobson used a HEX Black Tour Ball and a Versa #7 B/W/B Putter to finish T9 at the Match Play just one week after his T3 in L.A., and two weeks after a T7 at Pebble Beach. Now Freddy is headed into the point of the year where he tends to play his best. We call that peaking at the right time!

Meanwhile, Nicolas Colsaerts bombed huge drives, breezed through his early matches and went on to finish T9. The first-year Callaway staffer won his opening round match 5&4 and then posted a decisive 4&2 victory his second round. Oh, and did we mention the guy hits it deep off the tee? We did? Okay, well it’s worth pointing out again. Colsaerts ranks second on Tour in driving distance with a nice little 307.2 yard average per drive. That’ll work.

Odyssey Earns Second Straight LPGA Tour Win

Odyssey backed up a win at the LPGA Tour’s season-opening Handa Women’s Australian Open with a victory on Sunday at the Honda LPGA Thailand. A White Ice Sabertooth Putter sparked a dramatic one-shot win and added another clutch victory for Odyssey. The #1 Putter in golf leads all putter brands with 8 wins across the major worldwide Tours this season. We love taking home those trophies!

NOTES

Kirk Tweets Image Of New Putter (#GoDawgs!)

Check out my new @odysseygolf prototype. Pretty sick. #godawgs

Callaway staffer Chris Kirk played on the University of Georgia’s 2005 national championship team and our Tour reps tell us he’s as big a Bulldogs fan as they come. So when Odyssey Principal Designer Austie Rollinson got wind of this, he came up with the custom artwork and “GO DAWGS” inscription you see on the bottom of Kirk’s new putter.

This model is a custom milled version of Odyssey’s ProType 10 head with adjustable weights so that Chris can personally adjust the weight from 340 grams to 350 or 360 grams. The putter also has the same deep mill on the face as Odyssey’s current ProType Tour Series Putters. However, ProType Tour Series Putters do not come standard with awesome Bulldogs graphics. You’ll have to get a hold of Austie for those.

Furyk Leads PGA Tour In Driving Accuracy

Here’s a fun fact for you: Jim Furyk is using his X Hot Driver and HEX Black Tour Ball to lead the PGA Tour in driving accuracy this season. Furyk has hit 75.68% of fairways in 2013 and he ranks sixth in the scoring average category as well. Hey, when a player of Jim’s caliber hits three out of every four fairways, he’s going to make some birdies.

ANECDOTES

Lindley Leads Another Successful Prader-Willi Classic

We’d like to congratulate our good friend and retired former Callaway staffer Leta Lindley, who helped raise over $250,000 at the Prader-Willi Classic. Leta served as Tournament Director for the first time at this LPGA pro-am, which featured 25 LPGA pros. Proceeds from the event will fund the Prader-Willi Research Fellowship at Scripps Research Institute in Florida.

Lindley has long been associated with this event and in creating awareness for Prader-Willi Syndrome, the most common known genetic cause of life threatening obesity in children. You can learn more about Prader-Willi Syndrome or make a donation at www.PWClassic.com.

It’s an honor to watch Leta make a difference and we’re so proud to see what she’s done for such an incredible cause! Congratulations on a wonderful event!

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