Odyssey staffer Fredrik Jacobson continued his standout season by finishing tied for 11th at Firestone Country Club in Akron, Ohio on Sunday. Jacobson shot 68-66-67-71 to finish at 8-under-par for the tournament. Jacobson played a Black Series i #1 Putter.
Ernie Els finished the tournament at 1-over-par in what is traditionally one of the best fields of the year. 49 of the 50 top players in the world rankings were at Firestone. Odyssey had seven players on hand. In addition to Jacobson and Els, Phil Mickelson, Alvaro Quiros, Thomas Bjorn, Alexander Noren and Stuart Appleby all represented Odyssey — and themselves as well, I guess, since golf is kind of an individual sport.
Not a bad track. An up-close look at Firestone’s South Course during a practice round last Tuesday. Callaway’s staff players now turn their attention to the final major of the 2011 season, the PGA Championship at Atlanta Athletic Club, where it will undoubtedly be seasonally balmy.
Odyssey wins the putter count at the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational
There were 24 Odyssey putters in play at Firestone, which was more than 31% of the field. Bottom line, when the best players in the world tee it up in one place, Odyssey wins the day.
Odyssey just misses 10th PGA Tour win of 2011
With nine PGA Tour victories in 2011, Odyssey went looking for an even ten on Sunday in Akron, but came up one spot short. Odyssey users still made their mark on the leaderboard. It went a little something like this:
T2 – Odyssey White Hot XG #7H
T4 – Odyssey Protype (PT09i)
T6 – Odyssey White Hot Tour iX #5 center shafted putter
Odyssey wins again on Nationwide Tour
New week. Same player. Same putter. Same result…victoreeeey
The same player used the same putter—the Odyssey White Hot HG #7—to win for the second consecutive week on the Nationwide Tour. His putting was the difference, too, as he led the field in putts per GIR by averaging 1.569. He was also tied for 5th in putts per round at 27.5.
Also on the Nationwide Tour, Odyssey staffer Danny Lee continued his stellar play by finishing tied for 2nd at 21-under-par. He put an Odyssey White Ice Sabertooth in play this week.
Let’s go live again.
Since the U.S. Open live blog from Congressional went so well, we’ll try to update the tour blog at http://www.callawaygolftourblog.com/ this week from the PGA Championship in Atlanta. (I don’t know what I mean by “we.” There’s no mouse in my pocket. It’ll just be me.) There are a couple of reasons this might not happen:
A. The plane I’m on that they decided to weigh when we got out on the runway is possibly too heavy to make it all the way to Atlanta. I’m no ex-Boeing engineer like some people at Callaway (global golf ball guy, Steve Ogg), but this seems like something they could have calculated before the cabin temperature reached 93 degrees while we “burn fuel on the runway in order to make weight.” (The environmental way to fly, I suppose.)
2. I die of heat exhaustion before I get to the keyboard at Atlanta Athletic Club because the PGA Championship is in Atlanta. In August. During the day. In Atlanta. Did I mention that Atlanta is in GEORGE-AH? And it’s summer.
And C. Deion Sanders still hasn’t finished congratulating himself during his Pro Football Hall of Fame induction speech, so the tournament will be postponed due to lack of oxygen remaining on the planet.