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Jon Rahm puts new Odyssey putter in play at Memorial Tournament

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Jon Rahm looked to have settled on putters, having become a Callaway staffer earlier this year, but at Muirfield Village, the Spaniard has changed flatsticks again.

The 26-year-old had been using a Odyssey 2-Ball Ten putter this season but has now moved to an Odyssey White Hot OG Rossie S putter as he searches for form on the greens.

The Odyssey White Hot OG Rossie S putter is a slant-necked flatstick with no alignment aid and features a Microhinge Star insert for speed off the face.

Joe Toulon, the PGA Tour rep for Odyssey, broke the news and explained why Rahm had made the switch, explaining that he had been struggling with his putting from 8-10 feet.

 

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Rahm ranks outside the top 100 in putting this season, and the move to a new putter worked nicely in round one at the Memorial, with the Spaniard gaining 1.5 strokes over the field on the greens.

 

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Gianni is the Assistant Editor at GolfWRX. He can be contacted at [email protected] Follow him on Twitter @giannimosquito

5 Comments

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  1. SebNord

    Jun 6, 2021 at 9:44 pm

    That’s shy of the size of an 86 MacGregor Response. Ugliest thing in town…

  2. Curt

    Jun 6, 2021 at 4:13 pm

    Would have been nice if the guy would have shown us the face of the putter. ?

  3. Kung Flu Kowboi

    Jun 5, 2021 at 7:18 pm

    The worlds biggest dwarf, Jon Rahm.

    • Adolph Levinson

      Jun 6, 2021 at 12:32 am

      The worlds biggest example, care of the PGA of the former United States.

  4. Imafitter

    Jun 5, 2021 at 5:27 pm

    Have a White Hot Rossie II…best design ever, next to the Anser2.

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Patrick Cantlay’s winning WITB: 2021 Memorial Tournament

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Driver: Titleist TS3 (9.5 degrees @8.75, C1 setting)
Shaft: Mitsubishi Diamana ZF 60 TX

3-wood: Titleist 915F (15 degrees, B1 setting)
Shaft: Mitsubishi Diamana ZF 70 TX

Hybrid: Titleist 816 H2 (21 degrees, B1 setting)
Shaft: Fujikura Ventus Black 10 TX

Irons: Titleist 718 AP2 (4-9)
Shafts: True Temper Dynamic Gold 120 Tour Issue X100

Wedges: Titleist Vokey SM7 (46-10F, 52-08F, 56-08M) Titleist Vokey SM8 (61 Proto)
Shafts: True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue S300

Putter: Scotty Cameron Phantom X 5

Ball: Titleist Pro V1x (2019)

Grips: Golf Pride Tour Velvet

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How Collin Morikawa found the putter that helped him lead the Memorial

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Editor’s note: We filed this piece for PGATour.com’s Equipment Report

Collin Morikawa jumped out to an early lead at the Memorial Tournament presented by Nationwide, doing so with a ‘new’ putter in the bag.

The 24-year-old has had a rough spell on the greens, finishing 2020 ranked 128th in Strokes Gained: Putting. He’s 180th in that statistic this season.

The Californian has been using a TaylorMade Spider FCG mallet-style putter, along with a ‘Saw’ grip he learned from Mark O’Meara, for much of this year, but in search of a change of fortunes on the greens, Morikawa has now switched back to a blade-style putter. He used a blade-style coming out of college and in last year’s win at Muirfield Village, at the Workday Charity Open. He added a SuperStroke grip and adjusted the loft on his blade this time.

But this isn’t your average story about a TOUR player switching putters. Morikawa settled on the putter after consulting TaylorMade’s online ordering portal that is available to everyone, from TOUR players to mere mortals. It paid off, as Morikawa shot a first-round 66 while gaining 1.8 strokes on the greens.

For more details on Morikawa’s switch, we spoke with TaylorMade’s Paul Demkowski, Principal Engineer, Product Development and TOUR Rep Todd Chew.

GolfWRX: In terms of MyTP, what did Collin see that he liked and why?

PD: Collin was checking out the options online and reached out to us with his specific needs for the head, the insert, alignment etc. What we built for him is similar to the one he was previously using – a TP Juno with a long neck and sightline on the topline.

The main difference is we machined the face to take loft away, 2 degrees to be exact. With his new setup he has his hands more forward. This allows us to then bend the shaft forward to get the loft he wants in a position where the face is square with hands forward. … If we don’t machine the loft away and simply bend the shaft forward for his new hand position the putter would have way too much loft on it.

Additionally, he commented on how much he likes the copper insert in his FCG putter. We do not have copper available for the TP putters, so we put a stainless steel insert into this putter for a harder feel.

So there are a couple of changes that were exclusive to him, but consumers can pretty much spec out 90% of his putter on our website.

Read the rest of the piece here. 

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Michelle Wie WITB: 2021 U.S. Women’s Open

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Driver: Callaway Epic Speed Triple Diamond DS (9 degrees @10)
Shaft: AutoFlex SF505 X (45.5 inches, tipped 1 inch, D3)

3-wood: Callaway Epic Speed Triple Diamond (15 degrees @15.5)
Shaft: AutoFlex SF505 X

5-wood: Callaway Mavrik Sub Zero (17 degrees)
Shaft: Project X HZRDUS T1800 65 6.0

7-wood: Callaway Mavrik (21 degrees)
Shaft: Project X HZRDUS Yellow 75 6.0

11-wood: Callaway Rogue (25 degrees)
Shaft: Project X HZRDUS Yellow 75 6.0

Irons: Callaway Mavrik Pro (6), Callaway Apex Pro ’21 (7-PW)
Shafts: Nippon N.S Pro 950 GH

Wedges: Callaway Mack Daddy Forged (50-10, 56-12 @55, 60-10)

Putter: Toulon Garage Chicago (H1 neck)

Ball: Callaway Chrome Soft X (2020)

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