Are we getting déjà vu all over again? Didn’t we do this whole 3-win thing last weekend? Yeah, we did, and we just did it again. For the second week in a row, White Hot Pro won on the European Tour and Odyssey closed out three wins across the major worldwide Tours.
At the Volvo China Open, a White Hot Pro CSM Mallet Belly Putter earned its second straight European Tour win with a convincing four-shot victory. This was Odyssey’s seventh European Tour win this year; no other putter brand has more than two EPGA wins in 2013.
Our putters also picked up a playoff win on the LPGA Tour (White Hot XG Marxman) and a 1-shot win on the Japanese Tour (White Hot 2-Ball Blade). After adding these three wins on Sunday, The #1 Putter in Golf now leads all putter brands with 22 worldwide Tour wins in 2013.
Mickelson, Ishikawa and List Tied For Lead On Drain Tracker
Speaking of Odyssey Month, did you know we’re giving Drain patches to our PGA Tour staffers for every 10+ foot putt they drain on Tour? The Wells Fargo Championship was our first event with the patches, and a trio of staffers took control of the early Drain leaderboard.
Phil Mickelson (Versa #9 Black/White/Black), Luke List (White Hot XG #7 Mid) and Ryo Ishikawa (PT iX #9) all rolled in 11 putts of over 10 feet at Quail Hollow and earned 11 patches to tie for the overall lead. Gary Woodland and Trevor Immelman both picked up 10 Drain patches to move within one of the lead. Great work, guys! Now let’s see what you can do this week at THE PLAYERS! And for all you fans, check back every Monday for updated stats on our Drain Tracker page.
Mickelson Rides Hot Putter, Finishes T3 At Quail Hollow
Mickelson was at his absolute best on the greens and nearly pulled off his second win of the year at The Wells Fargo Championship. Playing with his Phrankenwood, Versa #9 B/W/B Putter, an X Hot 3Deep Fairway Wood and a new version of the HEX Chrome+ Golf Ball, Lefty finished T3, one shot out of a playoff.
Mickelson led the field in putts per GIR, strokes-gained putting, putts per round, total GIR Putts, and he was incredible all week from inside 10 feet. With the high finish, he moved up to 6th place in the FedExCup standings. Now he heads to TPC Sawgrass as one of the favorites for THE PLAYERS Championship. Go get ‘em, Phil!
Gainey Moves Into HEX Chrome+
Tommy Gainey became the latest Callaway staffer to use the HEX Chrome+ Golf Ball when he put it in play last week at Quail Hollow. After successful course testing in practice rounds, Tommy “Two Gloves” said he specifically liked the ball’s distance control and its feel around the green. Gainey, Mickelson and Woodland all played HEX Chrome+, which was Callaway’s #1 Golf Ball at the Wells Fargo Championship.
Our Tour Fitting Manager Talks Custom Fitting
In last week’s Callaway Talks episode, our Tour Fitting Manager John Degen came by to discuss what it’s like to work with our Tour staffers and why a custom fitting is so beneficial for golfers. John’s got a lot of great stories and he’s one of the best in the business when it comes to fittings. You can check out this Callaway Talks here.
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