Odyssey Owns The Weekend
Odyssey Earns Three Wins On Sunday
The #1 Putter in Golf dominated the winner’s circle on Sunday with three wins across the major worldwide tours. Highlighted by a dramatic victory at the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational, Odyssey won both PGA Tour events and added a Champions Tour win at the 3M Championship.
At the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational, a White Hot XG Sabertooth Long Putter rallied late to beat a White Hot XG #7 model. The event featured a number of clutch putts down the stretch, including a big putt on the 72nd hole. The top 3 finishers all used an Odyssey model during the event.
A few hours later, Odyssey captured another PGA Tour win at the Reno-Tahoe Open, where a White Hot XG #1 Belly Putter rolled to a one-point victory in the modified stableford format. With these two victories and Ernie Els‘ thrilling come-from-behind win at the Open Championship, Odyssey has now recorded three PGA Tour wins over the past three weeks. The #1 Putter in Golf has also claimed five worldwide tour wins in the past two weeks.
Odyssey Staffers Finish Top-10 on Web.com and Champions Tour
Olin Browne shot 68-67-66 at TPC Twin Cities to finish T3 at the 3M Championship. He led the field in putts per round with his Odyssey Putter. His fellow Odyssey staffer Eduardo Romero finished T10 as well.
Meanwhile, Web.com staffers Adam Hadwin and Luke List both posted top-10 finishes at the Cox Classic. Hadwin shot 68 or better for all four rounds and led the field in putts per round with an Odyssey Metal-X 2-Ball Putter. After playing his way into the final group on Sunday, the Odyssey Staff Pro shot a bogey-free 66 to finish T3. Just a few groups ahead, List carded a final round 66 to post a T9, his fifth top-10 showing of the year.
Odyssey Leads WGC Putter Count
Did we mention that Odyssey ran the show last weekend? Yes? Well, we’re just getting started. At the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational, the #1 Putter in Golf led the putter count by a long shot with 42.3% usage in the field. Odyssey had more putters in play than Scotty Cameron and TaylorMade combined, proving that when the best players show up to compete, they choose Odyssey.
Mickelson Puts A New Odyssey Putter In Play
On Friday at the WGC, Phil Mickelson put an Odyssey Prototype Putter in his bag, a “high-toe” version of an Odyssey #9 model. “It’s a takeoff on the No. 9, but it’s got a low profile heel and a raised to that gives it kind of a hook roll,” Mickelson said. “It just rolls off the face like magic, and it has a great track. I was making a lot more 15- to 30-footers because it was holding such a tight roll.”
Always the perfectionist, Lefty expects to keep a few putters in his rotation. “I just didn’t want to change from my blade because that’s kind of been my identity, but I feel really good with this thing and I’ll probably go back and forth. This is something we’ve been working on for awhile, and it just is fabulous.”
Mickelson had first seen the putter in the Callaway/Odyssey Tour Trailer at the Open Championship, and the Odyssey team made the putter for him in one week. Austie Rollinson, Principal Designer at Odyssey, worked with Mickelson to fine tune the putter and added offset to match Phil’s #9 version. Lefty particularly liked how the face in the heel was lower than his #9 and higher in the toe. He felt he could come from under the ball and release the head easier.
Odyssey Is On Scene This Week At The PGA Championship
PGA Championship week is here and our Social Media team will be on site to bring you all the early Odyssey action from the range and our Tour Trailer. Be sure to check the Odyssey Twitter and Facebook pages for news, notes and photo albums as our staffers get ready to take on the long, windy layout. We can’t wait to kick back and see if one of our guys can make it back-to-back majors for Odyssey.