Golf News for Friday, September 28, 2012 | Equipment

Callaway's Odyssey putter captures Tour Championship and FedEx title

CARLSBAD, Calif. -- Odyssey, the #1 Putter in Golf, added an exclamation mark to its historic season this week at the Tour Championship by Coca-Cola and culmination of the FedEx CupPlayoffs, where the winner of both prizes used an Odyssey White Hot XG Rossie putter to turn in a dominating performance on East Lake Golf Club's challenging greens.

Odyssey's White Hot XG Rossie was "money" on the grand stage in Atlanta, leading the winner to top the field in Strokes Gained-Putting, rank second in Putts per Round and third in Putts per Green in Regulation. He did not miss a single putt inside of eight feet all week, and on Sunday, only 25 putts with Odyssey's trademark White Hot insert were needed to claim a $11.44 million pay day. With Sunday's victory, Odyssey has now won 42 times across the six major professional Tours in 2012, racking up more than $65 million in winning purses.

One of the most exciting stretches in professional golf continues this week as the American and European Ryder Cup teams arrive in Chicago and gear up for a standout event on the 2012 calendar. Excellence on the putting greens played a major role in the formation of each 12-player team that will compete in this intense competition and will more than likely determine which team will take home the coveted Ryder Cup. Of the 24 players representing USA and Europe, nearly half of them choose to play an Odyssey putter. With ten in the field, Odyssey is far and away the leading choice.

"We are proud that so many Ryder Cup players-a field that collectively features the vast majority of the world's top-ranked golfers-rely on the feel and performance of an Odyssey putter," said Chris Koske, Global Business Director for Odyssey Golf. "Our success on the professional Tours in 2012 has exceeded even our own goals and is demonstrative of our commitment to design the best performing products along with the best players in the world."

For more information about Odyssey's line of putters, please visit www.odysseygolf.com. High-resolution images of all Odyssey products are available for download on Callaway Golf's Press Center: www.callawaygolf.com/PressCenter

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Through an unwavering commitment to innovation, Callaway Golf Company (NYSE:ELY) creates products and services designed to make every golfer a better golfer. Callaway Golf Company manufactures and sells golf clubs and golf balls, and sells golf apparel, footwear and accessories, under the Callaway Golf® and Odyssey® brands in more than 110 countries worldwide.

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