For Pat Perez, it was a great week at Torrey Pines that rounded out his great first month as a Callaway Staff Pro. Playing with a Big Bertha Driver, an SR3 Golf Ball and a new Odyssey Versa Jailbird Putter that he used to drain clutch putts, Pat stayed in contention all weekend, came on strong late and posted a T2 finish at the Farmers Insurance Open.
Here’s the quick rundown on some of Pat’s Callaway equipment:
He was sixth in the field in strokes gained – putting and tied for fifth for total birdies, all while using a new putter that he played for the first time during the event.
Jailbird is a new edition to the Odyssey Versa line, and it made its Tour debut at the Sony Open. It’s a step up in visionary alignment that adds an additional high contrast alignment stripe.
Pat’s been on a hot streak right out of the gate and has now posted two top-10s in his first three starts for #TeamCallaway. He looks totally in control of his game, and that should lead to even more big finishes in the weeks and months to come! Great playing, Pat!
Ishikawa, Woodland Right There Too
Ryo Ishikawa and Gary Woodland were also right in it on what became a constantly changing leaderboard on Sunday. Ryo rolled a Versa #9 Black model that he used to lead the field in putts per GIR on the way to his T7 finish, just two shots off the eventual winning score. He played a Big Bertha Alpha Driver (8.5°) as well in his third top-10 of the 2013-2014 season. Three top-10s already? Yeah, that’s consistency right there!
Woodland had an 8.5° Big Bertha Driver and a Big Bertha Fairway Wood in his bag. The big hitter went on to post a T10, and he’s now in 12th place on the early FedExCup standings. Speaking of which, Chris Kirk (2nd), Harris English (3rd), Brian Stuard (8th), Patrick Reed (9th), Gary (12th), and Ryo (14th) are all in the top-15!
Tseng Wins In First Start As A Callaway Staff Pro!
A big congratulations goes out to new staffer Yani Tseng, who won the Taifong Ladies Open on the Taiwan LPGA Tour in her Callaway debut! SHe carded a final round 70 and went on two win by two shots in her 27th professional victory. Congratulations, Yani!
Ko Gets Top-10 In Callaway Debut
Lydia Ko made her Callaway debut on the LPGA Tour last week, and the World No. 4 quickly got to work with a strong T7 finish at the Pure Silk Bahamas LPGA Classic.
Here’s what was in her bag:
X2 Hot Pro Driver (8.5°)
Big Bertha 3-wood (14°)
Big Bertha 5-wood (18°)
X2 Hot Pro Hybrid (20°)
X2 Hot Pro Hybrid (23°)
X2 Hot Pro Hybrid (25°)
Apex Pro Irons (6-9)
Odyssey Versa 330 Mallet Black Putter
The 16-year-old phenom hit 85.7% of fairways (wow!) and 83.3% of greens for the week. So much for needing to get used to the new equipment, she’s already off and running!
The Kings Of Distance
We’ve got so many young long hitters who can absolutely hammer big drives, and that’s why we’ve put together a friendly competition to track all their 335+ yard drives this year. Every time one of our guys goes 335+ off the tee, they’ll get a hammer patch.
We’re keeping all the updated numbers on our new Kings of Distance page, and the hammer pitches are already adding up quickly. Check back on the page every Monday for the updated leaderboard and see who picks up the most hammers on the year. It should be fun!
For more on all our staffers, please visit the #TeamCallaway page.