As the undisputed 5th Major, the Players Championship isn’t an event where a lot transpires from an equipment standpoint. Our staff is always pretty dialed in by the time they hit TPC Sawgrass, so if anything takes place, it’s minor.
It also kicked off Odyssey Month celebrating 11 years of being the #1 Putter on all Tours
With that being said, there were a few nuggets that were quite interesting…
Sam Burns Tested a UW as a 3-wood replacement:
*Picture taken at Bay Hill
I was actually there when the idea sparked in Tim Reed’s (Head of Callaway Tour) mind. I was sitting with him, and Sam’s coach Brad Pullin and the conversation turned to Sam’s 3-wood. In simple terms, Sam has had great success with his Mavrik SZ 4-wood but was looking for a bit more versatility out of that part of the bag. Tim offered up the idea of building a 17-degree UW bent a bit strong and playing it at close to 3-wood length (42.75 inches).
It will not go into play this week as more testing is needed, but the initial test was successful. If anything, Sam will test at shorter lengths and find the middle ground. In the air, the beefed-up UW satisfied in many aspects, but with a club like this, it will take some time to get it just right. I’ll keep you posted.
Kevin Kisner swaps into Max LS “T”
*Picture taken off-site at “The Yards”
Kiz has tested and played with success the Rogue ST 💎💎💎LS and 💎💎💎 but really responded to the longer face and overall shape of the Max LS “T.” In the air, they were all pretty much the same, which is a good thing, leaving it up to optics.
The “T” head has a bit more face progression (AKA On-set) than the retail LS and, to compensate for that, has .75 more loft than stated in the Neutral setting.
Rahm adds 💎💎💎T 5-Wood to the bag
*Picture taken at The Yards
As noted before in a previous post, this 5-wood is IDENTICAL to the Epic Speed 💎💎💎T with the only exception being that it launches a bit higher.
Odyssey wind another Putter Count:
Joe Toulon and the Odyssey Train win another count with 55 (38.2%) putters in play. 5 of those were the new Tri-Hot 5K which is continuing to gain momentum as the season progresses.