Odyssey Claims Two More Wins On Sunday
The #1 Putter in Golf did what it does best on Sundays with two more Tour victories across two continents. On the LPGA Tour, a White Hot 2-Ball Putter earned a one-shot win at the Lorena Ochoa Invitational in Mexico. On the Japanese Tour, a ProType ix Putter also pulled out a one-shot victory at the Mitsui Sumitomo VISA Taiheiyou Masters. And three of the top-4 had an Odyssey Putter at the Mitsui Sui….oh, come on, I’m not typing that again. That’s a lot of words for one tournament.
Odyssey has now won 12 of the 22 events played on the Japanese Tour this year (spoiler alert: that’s over 50%). The #1 Putter in Golf leads all putter brands with 53 wins across the six major worldwide Tours in 2012. With only a few weeks of tournaments left, Odyssey should end the year on top of the putter win count. To learn more about all of their wins, please visit their wins archive page.
Bjorn Contends On European Tour
Callaway veteran staffer Thomas Bjorn was in the mix from Thursday to Sunday at the Barclays Singapore Open, where he finished alone in fourth for his seventh top-10 of the year. Bjorn used a HEX Black Tour Ball, RAZR Fit 3-wood and an Odyssey Putter to shoot 68 or better in three of his four rounds. The 13-time European Tour winner now sits in 23rd place on the Race to Dubai standings.
By the way, did you know that this is Bjorn’s 20th year as a professional? You probably didn’t, that’s why we ask leading questions so we can draw you into a quick story. After grinding it out on the Challenge Tour in the mid-90s, where he picked up three wins along the way, Bjorn captured his first European Tour win in 1996. The dude’s been top-30 on the money list in 12 of his 16 European Tour seasons, and it’s likely going to be 13 out of 17 at the end of this month. Keep doing your thing, Mr. Bjorn!
Gainey Hitting More Fairways Than Ever…His Words, Not Ours
If it were up to Tommy Gainey, this PGA Tour season would probably keep on going for another month, at least. The Callaway staffer has been on fire lately, highlighted of course by a final round 60 that led to his first career win at the McGladrey Classic. Gainey has been quick to credit Callaway and their equipment for his dominant stretch, and he dropped a great quote about his RAZR Fit Driver.
“I’ve never hit this many fairways in my life,” said Gainey, who plays RAZR Fit and a HEX Black Tour Ball. “It’s a lot easier when you’re playing in the fairways than this rough.” Gainey has shot 70 or better in seven of his last nine PGA Tour rounds. We like to see the good guys win, and there’s no better guy out there than Mr. Two Gloves.
Programming Note: Tour Season Winding Down
Now that the PGA Tour season’s schedule is over, the PGA, Champions and Web.com Tours are all on hiatus until 2013. The LPGA Tour will finish up this week, but there are still three tournaments left on both the Japanese and European Tours. We can never get enough golf here at the Callaway Tour Blog, so we say keep on playing. Do these guys really need an offseason, anyway? This year has been too much fun, we want it to keep going as long as possible.
Callaway Launches Tweet To Unleash Campaign
On Monday morning, Callaway introduced its Tweet To Unleash Campaign as part of the unique launch for one of its biggest 2013 products. We’d say more but this club is the Company’s greatest engineering achievement to date, so we have a hunch that you’ll just want to see it for yourself. You can learn more on our Callaway home page, Facebook page, and Twitter handle. Here’s a hint, the hashtag #LongestDriverInGolf will come in handy. Give it a look and join the fun.