Rising Star Branden Grace Rides Callaway Equipment And An Odyssey Putter To Victory In Scotland
Twenty-four year old South African wins fourth European Tour event this year
CARLSBAD, Calif., October 9, 2012 - Callaway Golf Company (NYSE: ELY) announced today that Staff Professional Branden Grace, who started the season as a Qualifying School Graduate, used a full bag of Callaway equipment and an Odyssey putter en route to a two-stroke victory at the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship this weekend. He shot an opening round 60 to tie the all-time low round in European Tour history and never looked back. Grace's wire-to-wire triumph in Scotland followed a win at the Vodacom Origins of Golf Final last week.
The following equipment powered Grace's exceptional play in Scotland:
Callaway RAZR Hawk Prototype Driver, 7.5*
Callaway RAZR Fit Fairway Wood, 15*
Callaway Diablo Edge Tour, 18*
Callaway X Forged '09 Irons
X Forged Wedges: 52*, 60*
Odyssey Black Series Tour Design Wide #1 Putter
Callaway HEX Black Tour Golf Ball
When asked post-tournament about what has changed about his game to cause such a surge in performance, jumping from 256th in the World Rankings to the Top-40 in short time, Grace credited hard work and his Callaway equipment:
"I've been working hard; I've been really working hard on my short game...and getting the right equipment, Callaway has really helped me out with that. I have a new driver in the bag this week...so thanks to all those guys for what they are doing."
This victory marks Grace's fourth win on the European Tour this season, his fifth win of this year and the sixth overall win of his career. He is the first Q School grad to win four times on the European Tour in his first season and he is now third in the Race to Dubai.
Grace is a product of the Ernie Els Fancourt Foundation. Els said of Branden on Saturday, "He's always been a quality player, and he's really come on now. So he's a world contender now; wherever he plays, he's got a chance to win now."
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