The XR Family has been on a tear since it was introduced on Tour in Phoenix. The Pros have loved the outrageous speed and Callaway staffers like Jim Furyk, Henrik Stenson, Gary Woodland, Tony Finau and Fredrik Jacobson all have had XR clubs in the bag.
With so much going on, we thought we’d give you a little recap of what they’re using inside the ropes.
Jim Furyk And His New XR Driver
Callaway Staff Pro and World #6 Jim Furyk moved into a new XR Driver (9*) at Doral and in his first week with it in the bag, he finished T1 in driving accuracy. “Jim’s (XR) Driver had a little less spin and a higher launch which added yardage for him,” Callaway Tour Rep, Kellen Watson said. Apparently, his new gamer is really good at finding the fairway too.
Woodland Is Using XR, And He Hit The Longest Drive At Doral
Gary Woodland is scary long off the tee, and he proved it again last Thursday at Doral when he bombed a 382 yard drive that was the longest of the tournament. He did it with an XR Driver that he first put into play at the Northern Trust Open, and right now he’s 8th on Tour in driving distance. His XR has an 8.5* head, and it’s set to a Neutral directional bias and a -1 Loft adjustability.
And speaking of Tour players named Gary who love XR, here’s a little XR Speed Tip for you from Callaway icon and 9-time major winner Gary Player.
Finau Bombing It With XR
Callaway staffer Tony Finau might be the frontrunner for Rookie of the Year and a big part of his success has been his insane distance off the tee. He’s T6 on Tour in driving distance and he’s been gaming an XR Driver since the Northern Trust Open. It’s an 8.5* model that’s 44 3/4″ long, with 1″ tipping. And it’s set to a Neutral bias and Standard loft.
Jacobson Playing XR Driver and Irons
According to our Callaway reps, Freddie had been testing these irons at home and felt comfortable putting them in play for the Valspar Championship. “He likes the shape and the feel of them,” Callaway Tour Rep, Steve Mata said. “But what he really likes is the distance!” Don’t we all!
That’s some of the big equipment news for XR on tour right now. And speaking of big news, if you haven’t watched it already, go take a look at the XR trick shots video that we released with the guys from Dude Perfect!