Odyssey Reaches 50 Wins This Year…Is That Good?
With a victory on the Japanese Tour last weekend, Odyssey became the first putter brand this year to earn 50 wins across the six major worldwide Tours. The #1 Putter in Golf has dominated on golf’s biggest stages in 2012 with marquee wins at events like the Open Championship, BMW PGA Championship and the Hyundai Tournament of Champions. These gaudy numbers are certainly impressive, and they’re the type of eye-catching statistics that we’ve come to expect from Odyssey on a yearly basis.
As if the 50 win total wasn’t impressive enough, Odyssey also leads the total putter count across the six major worldwide Tours this year. So to recap, #1 in wins and #1 in usage; it doesn’t get any better than that. To learn more about all of Odyssey’s Tour victories, please visit their wins archive page.
List Clinches PGA Tour Card For 2013
The Web.com Tour Championship served as more of a coronation, or a victory lap if you will, for Callaway staffer Luke List. He had hovered around the Web.com money list lead for most of 2012, and he’d all but locked up a spot in the top-25 by early July. List finished in fourth place on the final money list to automatically earn his PGA Tour card for next season. With his incredible performance off the tee and a well-rounded game, he should make an immediate impact in 2013.
List’s stat sheet reads like a “how to” guide on becoming a Player of the Year candidate. He won the South Georgia Classic in August, finished second at three events and posted six top-10s on the year. List led the Web.com Tour in driving distance at 324 yards per drive, was fifth in birdie average, sixth in scoring average and third in par breakers. If you’d like to congratulate Luke on his big achievement, you can post a message on his Twitter page: @SirDoubleL
Hadwin Finishes T3 At Web.com Tour Championship
Adam Hadwin closed out his year on a high note with a T3 finish at the Web.com Tour Championship. He shot 69-69-68-65 to post 13-under for the week and used a RAZR Fit Driver (9.5°), RAZR X Muscleback Irons and an Odyssey Putter. The Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan native (sorry, had to throw that in there) played bogey-free golf over his final 21 holes, ranked T7 in the field in putts per round, and was T9 in putts per GIR. Hadwin will now try to qualify for the PGA Tour through Q School. We certainly like his chances.
Noren Posts Yet Another Top-10…Shocker
At the BMW Masters, Alexander Noren shot four rounds in the 60s to post a T6 finish and earn his seventh top-10 of the year. The Callaway staffer played a RAZR Fit Driver (8.5°), RAZR Fit 3-wood, RAZR X Forged Irons, a HEX Black Tour Ball and an Odyssey Putter. Noren is now in the top-55 on the official World Golf Rankings and 18th on the current Race to Dubai standings. He’s a strong dark horse candidate to win the season-ending Dubai World Championship next month.
Immelman Makes Small Tweaks To His 60° Wedge
At the CIMB Classic, Callaway Tour Reps made a small lie adjustment to Trevor Immelman’s 60° JAWS Wedge. With the turf conditions at the course, he felt he needed it a little flatter, and our Reps quickly made the alteration. Here are a few other fun facts and trivia: Trevor’s wedge has a Dynamic Gold X100 shaft and a Tour Velvet 60 Round Grip. Now whenever anyone wants to quiz you on Immelman’s wedge, you’ll be good to go. No need to thank us, it’s our pleasure.
Mickelson Praises New Products At 30th Anniversary Celebration
Phil Mickelson has been busy lately while shooting commercials for Callaway and testing out some of the Company’s 2013 products. Lefty was quick to praise the new X Forged Irons when he tried them for the first time last week, and he shared his excitement on Thursday during Callaway’s 30th Anniversary Celebration. The four-time major winner said, “I’m moving my normal schedule up next year because I’m more excited than I’ve ever been to play the new stuff as soon as possible.”
It was a privilege to listen to Mickelson at the Celebration, where he spoke passionately about his affiliation with Callaway and his expectations for next year. Although he’s one of the most decorated champions in golf history, Phil explained that he still has big goals and expectations going forward. To see pictures from Mickelson’s visit, please visit the Callaway Facebook and Twitter pages.