Gary Woodland showed how you close out a win in his convincing 9-point victory on Sunday at the Reno-Tahoe Open. We knew he’d be long off the tee (as in “333.4 yards per drive for the week” long) with his Callaway Driver and Fairway Woods, and the first year Staff Pro combined huge distance with pinpoint shot-making and clutch putting to pull away from the field.
Woodland leaned on his Callaway clubs, a HEX Chrome+ Ball and an Odyssey Versa #1 Wide Black Putter to clinch the victory. Among his eye-opening numbers for the week were his 78.5% driving accuracy, 1.596 putting average (4th in the field), and again that 333.4 yard driving average wasn’t too bad either. He entered the final round in the lead and was never seriously challenged over the final nine holes.
“Honestly, (HEX Chrome+) is the best golf ball I’ve played in my life,” Woodland told our Callaway Tour Team after his win. “From the way I can play it off the tee box and around the greens, I’ve never had a golf ball that I can control that way.”
Woodland went on to add, “I can’t thank you guys enough. And I look forward to many, many more years and many, many more wins together.”
The equipment details: Woodland told our Tour Team that since he was hitting it so long, he used a 4-wood for all but one of his tee shots on the back nine during the final round. His RAZR Fit Xtreme 4-wood has 15° of actual loft, is 43.5” long with 2” tipping and a GDI G Proto shaft. His RAZR X Muscleback Irons (3-9) feature Project X 7.0 shafts and they’ve been a staple in his bag this year.
As for his putter, Woodland has been in a Versa #1 Wide Black since Bay Hill, where he told our Tour Reps that the double bend shaft, high contrast alignment and subtle toe hang were all what he was looking for.
Woodland’s powerful performance in Reno also added to a dominant last few weeks for HEX Chrome+ and Versa. Phil Mickelson became the Champion Golfer of The Year just two weeks ago with a HEX Chrome+ and a Versa #9 White Putter in the bag.
With his win, Gary earned a spot into the final major of the year in Rochester, NY. He’ll look to make it back-to-back wins for him and back-to-back majors for our staffers. You can learn more about Woodland and all of our players now on our Callaway Staff Pros page.