All eyes are on Augusta this week and if you’re like us, you won’t be getting much work done on Thursday, or Friday…and definitely not on the weekend.
You’ll be seeing a lot of Callaway on the leaderboard and on the coverage, and we’ve got a few quick facts that you’ll want to know for Augusta.
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1) How Many Guys Do We Have In The Field?
14 Callaway staffers: Daniel Berger, Jim Furyk, Branden Grace, Emiliano Grillo, Adam Hadwin, Kevin Kisner, Marc Leishman, Phil Mickelson, Alex Noren, Thomas Pieters, Henrik Stenson, Brian Stuard, Patrick Reed, and Danny Willett.
2) How Did They Get The Invite?
Some of these guys qualify in a bunch of different ways, so let’s keep it simple.
Furyk/Pieters/Reed/Noren: World rankings.
Grillo/Kisner: Top 30 in the FedExCup last year.
Hadwin/Leishman/Stuard/Berger/Grace: Won on Tour in the last year.
Stenson: Won The Open Championship last year.
Mickelson: He’s won here 3 times. They know him at Augusta.
Willett: He won last year. He gets to come back.
3) Is Adam Hadwin Still Married?
Yes. For those who are unaware, Adam won last month at the Valspar Championship and punched his ticket to Augusta. He also GOT MARRIED last week, and his honeymoon was originally scheduled during the year’s first major. So they had to change their plans, but with good reason. Did we mention Adam is having a really, really awesome year?!
Adam Hadwin punches ticket into the Masters and will have to postpone his honeymoon.
— Callaway Golf (@CallawayGolf) March 12, 2017
4) What’s the #1 Callaway Driver this week?
GBB Epic. You’ll see plenty of Epic on TV this week. After all, it is the #1 driver in golf this year*.
5) How about the #1 golf ball?
That would be Chrome Soft. In fact, every Callaway golf ball in play this week is a Chrome Soft or a Chrome Soft X. (Find out which one is right for you.)
6) What Putters Are They Using?
Every staffer is gaming an Odyssey (the #1 Putter in Golf) or a Toulon (Thomas Pieters has a Toulon San Diego). And be on the look out for Phil and his Microhinge Insert. Lefty is one of the top ranked putters on Tour this year, and he knows these greens as well as anybody.
7) What’s Danny Serving At The Champions’ Dinner?
As is tradition, the past champions at Augusta meet for dinner on Tuesday night, and as defending champion, Danny Willett gets to pick the menu. He’s serving “a little bit of Yorkshire” and “some American” as part of the spread.
8) Phil’s Done Well Here. What’s His Stat Line at Augusta?
3 wins, 11 top-5 finishes (T2 all-time), 15 top-10 finishes. Not bad. Here’s what’s in his bag this week.
9) Who’s Making Their First Start This Week?
Hadwin, Stuard, Noren, and Pieters. Again, Adam thought he was going on his honeymoon this week. And Thomas didn’t realize he had to actually RSVP until we told him on the Pirate ShipShow podcast!
10) Do They Have Any Special Gear For The Tournament?
Absolutely. You’ll see some amazing pink headcovers on their woods and putters. These headcovers honor Mr. Palmer, who loved Augusta and won this event 4 times.
A tribute to The King and his signature pink.
— Callaway Golf (@CallawayGolf) April 3, 2017
Enjoy the week everyone!