While temperatures have soared across the United States, Odyssey putters have cranked up the heat this summer. The #1 Putter in Golf has recorded 16 worldwide wins, countless clutch moments and two majors over the past two months. Our Staff Pros have reached the winner’s circle and Tour players who aren’t paid to play our putters have triumphed at championshipship events.
Alexander Noren wins European Tour’s Nordea Masters
Odyssey wins on the LPGA Tour
The winner of the Evian Masters used an Odyssey White Hot XG Teron putter.
Talk to any teaching professional in the world about putting and they’ll tell you that a 300-yard drive and a 6-foot putt carry the same weight on your scorecard. Great rounds are built on great putting performances, and this adage holds true in the professional ranks. With so much talent at every Tour stop, the difference between winning a tournament and missing the cut often comes down to a few shots per round. The key is to make putts, and that’s exactly what Odyssey users have done this year.
Five of the top-10 leaders in PGA Tour scoring average are using an Odyssey putter. The leader in scoring average plays our putter for free, and has won two tournaments this year. Odyssey Staff Pros Phil Mickelson and Fredrick Jacobson also rank in the top-10, and they’ve both won PGA Tour events in 2011. Here are the Odyssey putters these scoring leaders are playing in competition.
In a quest to become the “Champion Golfer of 2011,” a pair of Odyssey staffers made things interesting on Sunday at Royal St. George’s. (Is every golf course “Royal” in the UK? Royal Lytham next year. Royaaal with Cheese, etc.) Phil Mickelson finished T2nd at 2-under-par and played the first seven holes in 5-under. Bjorn, the first-round leader, finished solo 4th at 1-under-par. Mickelson played a Black Series Tour Designs #9 Putter while Bjorn played a Black Series ix-1 model.
Odyssey #1 at The Open Championship
One week after grabbing wins on the PGA, LPGA and European tours, Odyssey was the most used putter in the field at the Open Championship. There were 52 Odyssey putters in play, which was exactly 1/3 of the field. That’s 33.3% for those of you not riveted by fractions. Odyssey European tour rep Seamus Sweeney reports that Odyssey had users from 17 different nations using 32 different models. 47 blokes chose an insert. Odyssey was also No. 1 at the Masters.
Blissful weather blesses The Viking Classic on the PGA Tour
Due to the perfect seasonal temps (for hell) in Mississippi in mid-July, the PGA Tour stages The Viking Classic there. It was, in the words of Cosmo Kramer, “like a sauna in there.” Temps were over 100 degrees with humidity in the 90% range. The temperature in hell probably seems like summer in Sandwich, England by these standards…because hell is a ‘dry heat.’ At any rate, Odyssey putters still performed. There were two 62s shot this week in Mississippi using Odyssey putters, one with a White Hot XG#7M and one with a D.A.R.T. Mallet.
Probably because the players wanted to get off the course as fast as possible.
Special note: We’d like to acknowledge Odyssey Facebook fans Ian Thorne and Cathy Boyce.Ian and Cathy both posted on our wall that Phil Mickelson would have the best finish among Odyssey Staff Pros at the Open Championship.
The #1 Putter in Golf is also #1 in wins on the European and PGA Tours this year. Odyssey added to its strong 2011 win total with victories on both of these tours over the weekend. The No. 1 player in the world cruised past a strong field in Scotland while the No. 5 ranked player in golf won the John Deere Classic in dramatic fashion.
We’ve all been there on the practice green, with the dream scenario playing out in our heads again and again. “This 6-footer for birdie and the U.S. Open,” we whisper to ourselves in our best television announcer voice. It’s the putt we all dream about at the range or as we watch our favorite Tour Pros come down the stretch on Sunday at a major.
Yessir, that was a horse-racing analogy I just made. But there will be no mentions of Go For Gin, Sunday Silence, Alysheba or even Sea Biscuit here…we’re talking victories by humans using Odyssey putters. (Besides, an equine animal—being a quadruped with no opposable thumbs and all—would have a hard time using even a lengthy Belly Putter, one would think.) But I digress…let’s get to the golf news.
The winners of the U.S. Women’s Open, the PGA Tour’s John Deere Classic and the European Tour’s Barclays Scottish Open all won with an Odyssey flat stick in their hands. Literally, when they won, they had the putter in their hands.
The best part (sort of) is that I can’t tell you who they are because all of these players CHOOSE to use an Odyssey putter; none are paid endorsers.
Here’s the 411 on Odyssey’s 3-win weekend
Odyssey wins John Deere Classic with Odyssey White Hot #2 Putter; Winner leads field in putting stats
This week’s PGA Tour winner made it 9 PGA Tour wins this season for Odyssey putters when he captured his third consecutive John Deere Classic on Sunday using the Odyssey White Hot #2 Putter. He led the field with a putts per round average of 25, and also led in putts per GIR (averaging 1.547). He ended things with a masterful winning putt from the fringe. For his efforts he won a new John Deere Select Series X700 Tractor, which features a smooth-running engine with reliable V-twin liquid-cooled design, a Hydrostatic convenient drive system and Twin Touch foot control. It retails for $10,500.
(I totally fabricated that. I don’t think he won a mower. I’m pretty sure he can afford to hire a kid in the neighborhood to cut the lawn now.)
Odyssey putter wins U.S. Women’s Open in a playoff
The winner of the U.S. Women’s Open, which finished up this morning, used an Odyssey TriHot 3 Putter to capture her first career major. She birdied the 72nd hole to force a three-hole aggregate playoff and won the playoff with two birdies. The 3rd place finisher used an Odyssey White Hot XG Marxman Putter.
World No. 1 player uses Odyssey putter to win in Europe
The No 1. ranked player in the world used an Odyssey White Hot XG #7 putter to take the Barclays Scottish Open. Unfortunately for him, the tournament is not sponsored by John Deere so he did not receive a tractor. He got a free copy of the “Braveheart” DVD and a plaid kilt. (Aren’t all kilts plaid, generally speaking? Rhetorical question. Just talking out loud here.)
Odyssey users dominating the FedExCup points standings
Odyssey putter users now hold three of the top four positions on the FedExCup points list and five of the top 10.
Switch to D.A.R.T. Putter changes one player’s travel plans….and improves his bank statement
A PGA Tour player never to be named finished tied for fifth at the John Deere Classic (he only gets a free fertilizer spreader) using his OdysseyD.A.R.T. Mallet Mid. This player has three consecutive top-5s with the D.A.R.T Mallet Mid putter; and those are his best finishes of the season. He also earned a spot in the field of this week’s Open Championship with his recent play. This week at TPC Deere Run he tied for 3rd in the field in putts per round, with an average of 27. Since switching to the D.A.R.T. Mallet Mid at the Byron Nelson Championship, he has finished T20, T22, T3, T3 and T5. What are you waiting for? Get your D.A.R.T. on!
Odyssey wins putter count at U.S. Women’s Open
There were 57 Odyssey putters in the field at the U.S. Women’s Open. That represented 36.5% of the players in the field and more than any other manufacturer.
Next week! Special Guest Appearance from ——–
The staff of From the Tee will be two-strong next week as we get a one-time appearance from a very special guest. Think of it like a concert where the marquee says, “U2…with special guest Cheap Trick.” (Only, in this case, the lead act is not as great as U2, and hopefully this special guest will be better than Cheap Trick. So, overall, things will be about average.) A hint: he is being brought in to put a decidedly English spin on From the Tee following this week’s Open-faced Sandwich (get it?). He was trying out his jokes earlier today on the early morning crowd at Denny’s. Word has it, they are a polite audience and he wanted to ease into the role. At least there will be no horse racing jokes. And I’m looking forward to him turning all my Zs into Ss and doing the “ou” thing. (Realise. Colour. Etc.)