You couldn’t have asked for a better performance with a tournament win and a PGA Tour card on the line. After putting on a clinic off the tee all week with his FT Optiforce Driver, Trevor Immelman drained a birdie putt on the 18th Sunday to win the Hotel Fitness Championship.
The Callaway staffer rallied to a 66 on Sunday for a one-shot win highlighted by his big time birdie putt on the 72nd green. Immelman used his 460cc FT Optiforce (10.5°) to average 310.4 yards per drive and hit over 78.5% of fairways during the event.
Let’s put his driving average into perspective for a minute. Immelman averaged 283.6 yards per drive on the PGA Tour this year compared to that 310.4 number last week. If you break it down, that’s 26.8 yards longer than his PGA Tour average in 2013. Boom! Throw in his distance, accuracy and clutch putting and you can see why he left with a win on Sunday.
Of course, his huge distance off the tee is hardly an anomaly. Since he first switched into FT Optiforce at the Sanderson Farms Championship, Immelman has averaged 297 yards per drive. Callaway Tour Rep Mike Sposa discussed how this driver first impacted Trevor’s game during a recent episode of Callaway Tech Talk.
Immelman also played an FT Optiforce 3-wood, X Forged Irons, a HEX Black Tour Ball and an Odyssey Putter. He’s now clinched his PGA Tour card for the 2014 season after winning the first event of the Web.com Tour finals. Congratulations, TI!
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Mickelson Uses Mack Daddy 2 On Unbelievable Pitch Shot
If you want to make the argument that Phil Mickelson has the greatest short-game of all time, look no further than his brilliant shot at the par-3 11th last Saturday.
Playing from a tough downhill lie off a hill, the five-time major winner hit a low pitch with one of his Mack Daddy 2 Wedges that spun back to a foot from the cup.
If you didn’t see the shot, which immediately became a must-watch video, it might even be better than the pitch he hit to win the Scottish Open in a playoff. When you put a Mack Daddy 2 in Mickelson’s hands, it all just becomes normal after awhile.
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