Neither of them are $10 million dollars richer—and, chances are, neither are any of you today, for that matter—but Phil Mickelson and Fredrik Jacobson still concluded a strong showing in the PGA Tour’s FedExCup Playoffs on Sunday in Atlanta. East Lake Country Club was once again the sight of the TOUR Championship, where Mickelson finished 10th and Jacobson tied for 16th.
Mickelson was 15th in the final FedExCup standings and Jacobson was 29th.
Pressel, Hurst and Gal shine at Solheim Cup
A trio of Odyssey LPGA staffers had the chance to represent their country/continent this past weekend at the Solheim Cup in Ireland. Sandra Gal helped her European team win the cup. Pressel was a superstar for the U.S. team, going 4-0 over the course of the matches. Hurst went 1-1, with a victory in her singles match, and Gal went 0-2-1. (All of that is predicated on me actually having read through all the results correctly.)
Odyssey won on the Asian Tour this week. The winner used a White Hot Tour iX center shafted putter. In fact, 7 of top 11 finishers used Odyssey putters.
Odyssey dominating on the Nationwide Tour
Going into this past week’s event, Odyssey Putters were still holding down the top five positions on the Nationwide Tour Money List and 10 of the Top 25 positions.
Nationwide Tour rep Matt Cullen reports that last week was another busy one when it comes to interest in belly putters. He says a dozen or so players stopped by to try out some Odyssey belly putters. Cullen says some of the players don’t have any intention of switching to a belly, but are curious to see what all the fuss is about.
Another gold putter on the rack
Several years ago, “Goldmember” from Austin Powers was hired to create gold putters to commemorate major championship wins (part of that is a lie, you can decide which part). If you’ve never been to the Odyssey Putting Lab at the Ely Callaway Performance Center, you’ve never seen the collection (below). The above putter was recently presented to the winner of the 2011 PGA Championship, who used a White Hot XG Sabertooth belly putter to capture his first major. Odyssey users who win a major get one of these to keep, and the other one goes to this collection in Carlsbad. The last one goes on ebay or craigslist.