Let me begin with wishing you all a Happy Martin Luther King Day! This year, MLK Day falls on a very busy week for us here at CGHQ. First and foremost, the PGA Tour season is back in full swing. The other thing (and brace yourself, because it is a biggy) is that new clubs will be available for pre-order tomorrow! We always love when we can launch new gear for the world to see. Check back here tomorrow as we unveil it all.
But first, on to our Tour Wrap-Up. As stated before, the Sony Open in Hawaii was the first full-field event of the year, and the Cleveland Golf/Srixon team was out in force. This week was a great chance to introduce our incredible rookie class, as Michael highlighted last week.
The rookie star of the week is definitely CG/Srixon staffer Ted Potter, Jr. who tied for 13th to lead all PGA Tour newcomers in the field. Potter had rounds of 68, 68, 66 and 70 (272) in his first ever Tour start to earn $97,166.67 – a sum that should prove to be a weight off his back moving forward. In his bag this week, Potter carried:
Launcher Ultralite TL310 Driver (10.5°, Miyazaki Kusala Indigo 61X shaft)
Launcher Ultralite FL Fairway Wood (15°, Miyazaki Kusala Indigo 83X shaft
CG1 Tour Irons (4-PW)
CG14 Wedges (52°, 56° and 60°)
Another rookie who made a little noise this week was Jason Kokrak. The noise he made was commonly mistaken for thunder, but was actually the sound of him crushing 345-yard drives. Kokrak, who played three rounds before falling into the MDF category, averaged 328 yards off the tee to grab the early lead in 2012 for the PGA Tour’s driving distance crown. In the legendary words of Harry Caray, “HOLY COW!” Kokrak, who led the Nationwide Tour in driving distance during his two-win 2011 campaign, was gaming the new Classic Driver this week. Also in Kokrak’s bag was:
588 Forged MB Irons
588 Forged Wedges (52°, 56° and 60°)
That brings us to Keegan Bradley. The reigning PGA Tour Rookie of the Year and PGA Champion was coming off a tremendous Sunday at the Hyundai Tournament of Champions last week and was looking to keep his momentum. Keegan, who was one of eight players with the new Classic Driver in his bag at Sony, averaged 312 yards off the tee to rank seventh in overall driving distance. Luckily for Keegan, the great distance didn’t make him sacrifice any accuracy, as he finished tied for 13th in driving accuracy and tied for third in greens in regulation. Bradley turned in rounds of 67, 67, 68 and 70 (272) to share 13th place. Also in Keegan’s bag this week were:
Overall, this has been a pretty exciting January so far, wouldn’t you say? Check back tomorrow for the official launch of the Classic Driver!
Which tour event are you most looking forward to in the next few weeks?