We like to geek out on Tour news around here, and as we looked at how our pros have performed in 2017, we noticed a trend…they’ve been playing the best golf of their careers since they switched to Callaway.
Now you might think, “Of course Callaway would say that. They pay these guys.” But it’s absolutely true. When you look through their bios, these guys have all had their best years on Team Callaway.
(They’re all great players to root for too. Check out their Twitter handles below.)
Let’s quickly break it down for each player, including some others from different tours:
Wesley Bryan: After he joined, he won threes times on the Web.com to earn a battlefield promotion, he won in style at Harbour Town in April, and locked up a Taco Bell sponsorship. It’s good to be Wesley Bryan.
Daniel Berger: Came to Callaway this year, and then successfully defended his title at the FedEx St. Jude Classic. He was 8th in the FedExCup regular season standings (his highest ranking ever), and a key contributor on the victorious U.S. Presidents Cup team.
— Daniel Berger (@DanielBerger59) June 12, 2017
Michelle Wie: In 2016, Michelle Wie had four rounds in the 60s. In one recent tournament alone, she had THREE rounds in the 60s! She’s moved up 143 spots in the Rolex World Rankings and clawed her way on the Solheim Cup team. And she’s doing it with a bag full of Callaway clubs and Chrome Soft ball.
— Callaway Golf (@CallawayGolf) August 3, 2017
Henrik Stenson: Won his first major last year at the Open Championship (shooting a final round 63 no less), won the 2016 European Tour Race to Dubai, won over the summer at the Wyndham Championship, and he’s one of the top players in the world. “The Iceman” is on top of his game.
— Henrik Stenson (@henrikstenson) November 20, 2016
Patrick Reed: Joined Callaway midseason in 2013. Since then he’s captured all five of his PGA Tour wins and taken his place as a Ryder Cup legend.
— Patrick Reed (@PReedGolf) July 4, 2017
Kevin Kisner: Never finished top 100 in the FedExCup before he joined Callaway in 2015. Since then, he’s won twice, qualified for the Tour Championship twice, finished 9th in the FedExCup regular season standings, and played in the Presidents Cup.
— Odyssey Golf (@odysseygolf) May 29, 2017
Branden Grace: All of his wins (including last year at The Heritage) have come as a Callaway staffer. He shot 62 at The Open, the lowest round in major championship history, competed on yet another Presidents Cup team, and he just won at home in his native South Africa. Enough said.
— Branden Grace (@BrandenGrace) January 4, 2017
Adam Hadwin: This year he got his first Tour win at the Valspar Championship, he was 13th in the FedExCup regular season standings (by far his highest ranking ever), and he got married. 2017 has been good to Adam.
An Epic year continues.
Phil Mickelson: Won 4 of his 5 major championships. Is that any good? In 2015, Lefty said, “When I joined the team at Callaway 10 years ago, I knew I was making the best decision of my career. And I feel even stronger about that decision today.”
— KPMG Mickelson (@MickelsonHat) August 23, 2017
— Callaway Golf (@CallawayGolf) March 12, 2017
Marc Leishman: 14th in the FedExCup regular season standings (highest ranking ever), highlighted by his huge win in March at the Arnold Palmer Invitational, his victory at the BMW Championship, and his spot on the International Presidents Cup team. It’s been an unbelievable year for “Leish” to say the least.
✅GBB Epic driver, 3-wood and 7-wood
✅Apex Pro irons
✅Chrome Soft X ball
— Callaway Golf (@CallawayGolf) March 19, 2017
Ollie Schniederjans: Joined Team Callaway right out of college, earned his card last year, and now he’s one of the best rookies and young talents on the PGA Tour.
— Toulon Design (@toulondesign) August 22, 2017
Emiliano Grillo: Won his first start as an official member on the PGA Tour, played for Argentina in Rio, and won Rookie of the Year for 2016.
— Emiliano Grillo (@GrilloEmiliano) July 17, 2017
Grayson Murray: Just earned his first PGA Tour win a few months ago, he’s one of the longest hitters on Tour, and he just finished up his rookie season. How’s that for a hot start?
— Grayson Murray (@GraysonMurray) July 24, 2017
Danny Lee: He’s played our equipment since he was on the Web.com Tour. He trusted our clubs in his first Tour win the Greenbrier Classic, and he finished 9th in the 2015 Playoffs. He’s also one of the funniest guys in golf.
— Danny Lee (@dannygolf72) October 7, 2015
Kelly Kraft: Turned pro with Callaway, earned his Tour card with Callaway, and just had his best year as a pro with Callaway.
— Kelly Kraft (@kkraft11) August 24, 2017
Cody Gribble: Joined Callaway last year as a rookie and comfortably made it into the Playoffs.
— Cody Gribble (@CodyGribble) May 8, 2017
Scott Brown: 2017 was the best year he’s ever had in the FedExCup standings.
— Scott Brown (@scottbrowngolf) March 14, 2017
Patrick Rodgers: Had his best PGA Tour finish (2nd) at the John Deere Classic in July, and 2017 was his best year he’s had in the FedExCup.
— Patrick Rodgers (@PRodgersGolf) January 12, 2017
Ryan Blaum: Earned his card with Callaway, and he’s been with us ever since.
— Ryan Blaum (@RBlaumGolf) August 11, 2016
We’ll be rooting for them every step of the way for the rest of the year and into 2018!