Danny Lee Gets First Nationwide Tour Win
21-year-old Odyssey Staff Pro Danny Lee picked up his first win on the Nationwide Tour on Sunday with a birdie on the first playoff hole of the WNB Golf Classic in Midland/Odessa, Texas. He came from six shots back to start the day, carding a final-round 66. The win goes a long way toward securing Lee a spot on the PGA Tour in 2012. He used an Odyssey Black Series i 2-Ball Putter during the event.
“It feels great to win again,” Lee said. “I haven’t won a tournament since I won the 2009 Johnnie Walker Classic and it’s a great feeling. It’s not easy to win and I worked really hard with my uncle and my coach for this. I’m really happy it worked.”
Bae wins in Japan
Odyssey staff pro Sang Moon Bae won the Tokai Classic on Sunday, his second victory of the season on the JGTO. The win moved Bae to #1 on the JGTO money list. He used an Odyssey Tour Milled 1 Putter during his win. Keep an eye out for Sang Moon in the near future. Word on the street is that he is a player.
Five Odyssey putter users cracked the top-10 at the PGA Tour’s Justin Timberlake Shiners Hospital for Children Open. Here’s what that looked like:
- T3 – Backstryke Blade
- T3 – White Hot XG #7
- T3 – White hot 2-Ball
- T5 – White Hot XG #7 Long
Major championships and gold putters, for all my men!
Odyssey (and Callaway) staffer Olin Browne received his gold Odyssey Black Series i #1 putter (with a White Hot insert) for winning the Senior U.S. Open this summer. Here is Olin with his caddie, Buck Moore, and the new putter. Buck looks super excited to be having his picture taken, doesn’t he? (Did you know that Buck’s son, Ricky Moore, was a standout hoops player for the University of Connecticut, co-captaining the team to the national title in 1999? True story. Buck told me himself. And then I looked it up again on Sunday night to make sure I wasn’t imaging it all. I wasn’t.)
Investing in gold…
A second gold putter was handed out this week to the winner of the Senior Open Championship. As you can see, he won using a Backstryke Marxman. If you looked at the picture, that would be clear to you at this moment. Crystal clear, in fact.