An exciting finish to the Hyundai Tournament of Champions in Hawaii Monday night produced Patrick Reed as the first PGA Tour winner of 2015. Though the event did not draw as strong a field as some would have liked, the finish came down to a one-on-one battle between two Ryder Cup teammates who, prior to Reed’s victory, had six wins between them since August of 2013.
A number of clutch shots contributed to Reed’s fourth PGA Tour win, the most impressive of which was an 80-yard wedge that Reed holed for eagle on the par-4 16th hole.
But the club that ultimately won Reed the tournament was his putter. As we noted last week, the last five winners at Kapalua (before Reed) finished in the top 3 in total putts. Reed broke that streak, but finished an impressive fourth, recording only 114 putts through 72 holes.
Reed used an Odyssey White Hot Pro #3 putter en route to victory. Among the clutch putts he made was an 18-foot birdie putt on the first playoff to bury Jimmy Walker.
Here’s a look at Odyssey’s White Hot Pro #3, followed by a closer look at the Ryder Cup inspired model Reed had in play in Hawaii.
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Reed also ranked fourth in driving distance (282 yards) using Callaway’s Big Bertha Alpha 815 Double Black Diamond driver. He first put the club in the bag at the Hero World Challenge in December, an 8.5° model with a Fujikura Fuel 75-gram extra stiff shaft cut to 44.5 inches. Reed’s driver is configured with a draw bias.