At Masters, Bradley sticks with Odyssey Sabertooth
Sunday, May 5, 2013
AUGUSTA, Ga. Touring pros are very particular about their golf equipment, a current example being Keegan Bradley.
Bradley is a Cleveland/Srixon staff member but has a contract allowing him to use a putter from another company. So golf fans have become accustomed to viewing Bradley with a 46.5-inch Odyssey Sabertooth belly putter.
He won the 2011 PGA Championship with that putter, and he has used it ever since.
Because Bradley has gained 10 pounds, he figured he might be more comfortable with a slightly shorter Sabertooth. Emphasis should be placed on slightly, because we’re talking about a quarter of an inch.
Odyssey came to the Masters with a 46.25-inch Sabertooth for Bradley. Furthermore, at his direction, the putter head was painted with a black-and-white scheme used on the Odyssey Versa putter.
It sounded great, but Bradley ultimately decided to putt with one of his original 46.5-inch backup Sabertooth putters. Putting is all about feel, he explained, and this one felt great.
Nobody disputes the word (or the feel) of a major championship winner.