Valspar Championship 2022 + Callaway Clubs

Date Posted:22 March 2022 

Sam conquers Copperhead.

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Sam Burns

Driver: Callaway Rogue ST Triple Diamond (10.5°)

Fujikura Ventus Blue 7TX

4-wood: Callaway Mavrik (17°)

Fujikura Ventus Black 8 X

Hybrid: Callaway Apex UW (21°)

Fujikura Ventus Blue 8X

Irons: Callaway Apex TCB (4-PW)

Project X 6.5

Wedges: Callaway Apex TCB A (50°)

Callaway Jaws MD5 Raw (56°, 60°)

True Temper DG Tour Issue X100 (50)

S400 (56, 60)

Putter: Odyssey O-Works 7S

Ball: Callaway Chrome Soft X (2020)

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Callaway Golf Company was founded by former Burlington Industries textile president, Ely Callaway Jr. who was an avid golfer. In 1982, he bought half of his favourite club company, Hickory Sticks USA and the company was renamed "Callaway Hickory Stick USA." In 1983, he became the company's president and moved its headquarters to Carlsbad, California where he could be found selling clubs out of his Cadillac. In 1984, Callaway bought the rest of the company for $400,000. The company's name was changed to its present name in 1988. In 1986, Callaway hired a billiard cue designer, Richard Helmstetter as chief club designer and that year the company developed the original Big Bertha driver steel clubhead. In 1996, the company hired Roger Cleveland as chief club designer and in 2002, launched the Callaway Golf Forged Wedges, constructed from carbon steel with modified U-grooved faces. In 1997, Odyssey Sports was acquired and this led to introduction of the Odyssey White Hot putter line in 2000. Ely Callaway resigned as CEO and president in 1996, remaining as chairman of the board and as president and CEO of Callaway Golf Ball Company. In 1998 he again became president and CEO of Callaway Golf but died of cancer on July 5, 2001. In 2017, Callaway acquired bag brand OGIO and TravisMathew, a California-based golf apparel brand. In October, 2020, Callaway announced it would acquire Topgolf Entertainment Group for $2 billion. If you are interested in any of the Callaway line of drivers, woods, irons, wedges, putters or balls then check out the wide range of products Golf Traders have in store now.

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Results
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The PGA tour held the Valspar Championship at the Innisbrook Resort on the Copperhead course in Palm Harbor, Florida. After starting the day three shots back, defending champion Sam Burns (-17) from the USA closed with a 69 to force a playoff. Firing a 62 on Saturday, his compatriot and overnight leader David Riley had a triple bogey early in his round and closed with a 72 to tie the lead. Both players parred the first extra hole then on the second hole it was Burns who captured his third tour title after holing a 32 foot birdie putt. See some highlights here. Tied for third place were Justin Thomas (-16) and fellow American Matthew NeSmith. Sharing fifth place were England's Matt Fitzpatrick (-14) and Brian Harman from the USA. Five players were tied for seventh on 12 under par. Australians in the field were Jason Day, Mark Hensby and Cameron Percy but unfortunately none of them made the cut.

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The Korn Ferry tour played the Chitimacha Louisiana Open at the Le Triomphe G&CC in Broussard, Louisiana. At the end of regulation play, two were tied at the top on 14 under par. After four previous runner up finishes, 25 year old Carl Yuan from China started the day 5 shots back, closed with a 65 and claimed his first tour title after defeating American Peter Uihlein with a birdie on the first extra hole. Tied for second place were Mexico's Jose de Jesus Rodriguez (-13) and Trevor Werbylo from the USA. Australia's Curtis Luck (-12) shared fifth place along with 6 others after a closing 65. Other Aussies making the weekend cut were Brett Drewitt (-4) and Rhein Gibson (+7).

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The European tour held the Steyn City Championship at The Club at Steyn City in Johannesburg, South Africa. Opening the final day with a four shot lead, home favourite Shaun Norris (-25) with his brother on the bag had to fight hard to claim his maiden Euro tour title. The 39 year old had to wait for a three shot swing on the 17th hole to fight off fellow South African Dean Burmester (-22) who was alone in second place. Tied for third place were Germany's Matthias Schmid (-19) and Oliver Bekker from South Africa. Sharing fifth place were JB Hansen (-18) from Denmark, Tapio Pulkkanen from Finland and South African James du Preez. Aussies in the field were Maverick Antcliff (-6) and Jason Scrivener (-6).

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The LET played the Aramco Saudi Ladies International at the Royal Greens Golf & Country Club in King Abdullah Economic City, Saudi Arabia. After sharing the lead from the first round, England's Georgia Hall (-11) held on to the end and captured her second tour title by a convincing 5 shots putting her on top of the Race to Costa del Sol. See some highlights here. Tied for second place were Sweden’s Johanna Gustavsson (-6) and Czech rookie Kristyna Napoleaova. Next in line was Denmark’s Emily Pedersen (-5) followed by Spain’s Carlota Ciganda (-4). Australian girls in the field were Stephanie Kyriacou (-3) who had a great week coming in tied for sixth and Whitney Hillier (+2).

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The Australasian tour played the Golf Challenge NSW Open at Concord Golf Club in Concord, NSW. The tournament was shortened to 54 holes due to continuing rain delays and at the start of the final day there were two tied at the top. Harrison Crowe (-18) from St Michaels GC closed with a 67 to catch the clubhouse lead and claim the title. The 20 year old became only the fifth amateur to win the tournament and only the second golfer (after Jim Ferrier) to hold both the NSW Amateur and Open titles concurrently. Lucky the winner was not a professional as second placed Blake Windred (-17) from Newcastle collected the $72,000 cheque. Sharing third place were Jordan Zunic (-16) and Jarryd Felton.

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Returning from a 15 year absence, the Australian Legends tour returned to the Mudgee Golf Club for the Mudgee Legends Pro-Am. After joining the tour last year and having several close finishes, 51 year old Euan Walters (-4) found the fairways, nailed his wedges and finally had his time in the sun, scoring a maiden senior title. Alone in second place after coming home with bogeys on his final two holes was Andre Stolz (-3). tied for third place were with Brad Cumming (-1), Peter Jones and Glenn Joyner. Our wandering pro David Fearns (+2) was in a share of tenth place.

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PGA Tour up coming event
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Next week, 64 of the world's best players will be in Texas for the Dell Technologies Match Play. Billy Horschel will return to Austin Country Club to defend his title. Keep an eye out for Justin Thomas, Lee Westwood, Bryson DeChambeau, Paul Casey, Jordan Spieth, Jon Rahm, Tommy Fleetwood, Kevin Na and Ian Poulter. Australians taking part will be Adam Scott, Marc Leishman, Lucas Herbert and Minwoo Lee.

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The rest of the PGA tour will head down to the Dominican Republic for the Corales Puntacana Championship. Joel Dahmen will return to defend his title. Some notables taking part will be Camilo Villegas, Emiliano Grillo, Aaron Rai, Seung-yul Noh, Graeme McDowell, Ryuji Imada and Kiradech Aphibarnrat. Aussies in the field will be Aaron Baddeley, Greg Chalmers, Brett Drewitt and Cameron Percy.

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