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Reed Plays Big Bertha Alpha and an SR 3 To Win At Doral, 2nd Win In 2014

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By:
Jeff Newton

If you wanted to know if Patrick Reed was the real deal, you got your answer on Sunday at Doral. For the 2nd time this year, Reed won with a full bag of Callaway equipment highlighted by his Big Bertha Alpha Driver (9°), an SR 3 Golf Ball and a red hot Odyssey Metal-X Milled #6 Putter.

The 23-year-old Callaway staffer became the youngest winner in WGC history with his one-shot victory at the WGC-Cadillac Championship, and picked up his 3rd win in the last 8 months. Unreal!

Here’s the Callaway/Odyssey equipment Reed used to win at Doral:

Big Bertha Alpha Driver (9°) – Fuel 75x Shaft
Big Bertha Fairway Wood (16°) – DGX 100 Shaft
X Forged Irons (3-4) – Dynamic Gold Shafts
RAZR X Muscleback Irons (5-PW) – Dynamic Gold Shafts
Mack Daddy 2 Wedges (50°, 56°, 60°)
Odyssey Metal-X Milled #6 Putter
An SR 3 Golf Ball

Now here’s a great stat for you: Reed averaged 310.8 yards per drive during the event. His Big Bertha Alpha has the Gravity Core set with the weight down (towards the sole). In our latest edition of Tour Talk, Callaway Tour Rep, Mike Sposa discussed why some players set the Gravity Core up and why others move it to the down position.

When he talked about Reed’s setup (at the 1:56 mark), Sposa said, “Now with Alpha, we can flip the (Gravity) Core and put the CG down…And (Reed) is driving it the best of his career.”

Patrick’s driver is 43 inches and in an interview earlier this year he said, “I’ve stuck with 43 inches, just because I stay a little bit better in pattern in my swing. And working with Callaway since Byron Nelson last year, they were really able to fit me into the right kind of equipment, right kind of shafts and a combination that really keeps me going and allows me to feel confident in everything I’m doing.”

Reed used all of the equipment mentioned above to win earlier this year at the Humana Challenge, including an SR 3. The SR 1, SR 2 and SR 3 are all Tour Balls that are specifically engineered to provide the best aerodynamic performance for your swing speed.

If you’re swing speed is 90 mph or below, we recommend SR 1, if you’re 90 mph – 105 mph play SR 2, and if you’re over 105 mph like Patrick, play SR 3. Our SR Dr. of Golf Ball R&D, Dave Bartels breaks down how they perform in this Callaway video.

In addition to his 2 wins this year and 3 in 8 months, Reed is now up to 3rd in the FedExCup standings, joining fellow Callaway staffers Harris English (5th) and Chris Kirk (6th) in the top 6. Congratulations to Patrick on a great win! He’s going to be one of the best players on Tour for a LONG time.

You can get to know more on Patrick Reed in this Callaway Talks sit down with @HarryArnettCG.

Hadwin Finishes Birdie-Birdie To Win In Chile

Adam Hadwin closed out his first career Web.com Tour win in style, going birdie-birdie over his last two holes for a one-shot victory at the Chile Classic. Here’s a look at some of the Callaway equipment in his bag:

FT Optiforce Driver (440cc, 9.5° loft)
Apex Pro Irons (4-9)
Odyssey Versa 2-Ball Putter
An SR 3 Golf Ball

With the victory, he moved into 1st place on the Web.com money list. Congrats on a great win, Adam!

Get to know Adam in this episode of Callaway Talks and check out his tip to add distance to your drives.

And for more on all of our Callaway staffers, please visit our #TeamCallaway home page.