Danny Willett Rides Razr Driver, Hex Black Tour Ball To Victory At BMW International Open
Rising star battles strong field and weather to earn Callaway's fifth 2012
European Tour victory
CARLSBAD, Calif., June 25, 2012 - As next month's Open Championship at Royal Lytham & St. Annes draws closer, one of the emerging storylines is how well Callaway equipment and golf balls have performed on the European Tour throughout 2012. Danny Willett continued this trend Sunday at the BMW International Open in Cologne, Germany, where he battled windy and rainy weather with a full bag of Callaway and Odyssey equipment, including the Company's HEX Black Tour™ golf ball, to earn his first professional victory.
The strong winds and wet conditions that affected the BMW International Open are common factors during European Tour events, adding intensity to the competition and providing a demanding test for the equipment employed. Callaway's RAZR line of Drivers, as well as the Company's golf balls -- featuring proprietary HEX Aerodynamics -- have now played a role in five European Tour victories in 2012. Callaway's HEX Black Tour ball features a hexagonal network that provides 100% coverage of the ball's surface area, whereas traditional round dimples typically cover only 88% of the surface. This highly engineered pattern reduces drag and promotes a stable, penetrating ball flight.
"Callaway has been brilliant," Willett said after claiming victory. "It's amazing. It was a tough day - it was brutal with the wind whipping and it was raining." He added, "I'll keep working hard and hopefully we can do it again."
In addition to the HEX Black Tour golf ball, Willett's winning bag included the following clubs:
Callaway RAZR Hawk Prototype Driver (9.5°)
Callaway RAZR Fit 5-Wood (15.5°)
Callaway X Utility Prototype (21°)
Callaway RAZR X Muscleback Irons (4-9)
Callaway Forged Wedges (48°, 52°, 56°, 60°)
Odyssey Black Series i #1 Putter
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About Callaway Golf
Through an unwavering commitment to innovation, Callaway Golf Company (NYSE:ELY) creates products and services designed to make every golfer a better golfer. Callaway Golf Company manufactures and sells golf clubs and golf balls, and sells golf apparel, footwear and accessories, under the Callaway Golf® and Odyssey® brands in more than 110 countries worldwide. For more information please visit www.callawaygolf.com