After stopping by as a special guest on Callaway Live earlier in the week, World #1 Lydia Ko took control of the Kia Classic closed out her 16th professional win in style; by making birdies on her final three holes. She did it with a new XR 16 Pro Driver that she’s been hitting on a string, and a Chrome Soft Prototype Golf Ball.
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Lydia had all Callaway clubs in the bag, and here’s some of the key equipment she used to lock up the win:
- XR 16 Pro Driver (10.5*)
- Apex Pro Irons (5-PW)
- Odyssey White Hot Pro 2-Ball Putter
- A Chrome Soft Prototype Golf Ball
She first put her new driver in play last week in Arizona, where she finished 2nd and hit over 80% of fairways. And at the Kia Classic, she hit nearly 80% of fairways, including a perfect 14-for-14 during the third round. Callaway Tour Reps have said that she really liked how straight she was hitting the XR 16 Pro in testing, and she obviously was right!
Congrats to Lydia on another impressive victory. And good luck to her this week at the first major of the year.
Kisner and Grace Put In XR 16 Sub Zero
In other news, Callaway staffers Kevin Kisner (9.5*) and Branden Grace (8.5*) both put in the new XR 16 Sub Zero Driver at the Dell Match Play. Kisner reduced his spin off the tee, he liked the head size and shape, and he added 4 yards of carry distance with his new driver.
Grace particularly liked the shape, the finish, and the sound that he got off the clubface. He could flight the ball up, down and shape it really well. The Sub Zero is off to a strong start on Tour, and Phil Mickelson is also among the players who have it in the bag.
Patrick Reed Plays A New Chrome Soft
And finally in Tour news, our man Patrick Reed switched into a new Chrome Soft Golf Ball at the Dell Match Play. He told our Tour reps that he picked up more distance off the driver with this ball, and the distance off the irons was exactly what he was looking for.