– Second European Tour title earns young Callaway staffer a place in this week’s Open –
(Chessington, UK – June 21, 2021) Staffer Min Woo Lee relied on a full bag of Callaway and Odyssey equipment to make a tournament-winning birdie on the first play-off hole at the Scottish Open.
The important victory, his second on the European Tour, earns the 22-year-old a place in his first Major at Royal St George’s this week, just two years after turning professional.
On the final day’s play, the Australian powered his way to -18 and to the top of the leaderboard, with SIX birdies in a row, adding to rounds of 68, 69 and 65.
In the three-man play-off, he was up against his fellow Callaway staffer, Thomas Detry, who also qualified for The Open.
Min Woo’s equipment included a Callaway Epic Speed Driver, Epic Speed SZ Fairway Wood, Apex TCB Irons, Mack Daddy 5 JAWS Wedges, and an Odyssey White Hot OG Putter. He also used a Chrome Soft X Golf Ball.
“It was an awesome day, I was pretty proud of how I played. Six birdies in a row, that was sweet. It kind of happened really quick!” he said.
With a world-class field at Renaissance Club, East Lothian, Callaway products dominated the week, with the brand winning the Driver, Fairway Wood, Hybrid, Irons and Putter (Odyssey) usage counts.
Over 35% of competitors (55 players) put a Callaway Driver in play, 47 of which were Epic Speed models.
Epic Speed Drivers have already helped three players win Majors in 2021, including staffers Phil Mickelson at the PGA Championship, and World #1 Jon Rahm at the US Open.
Epic Speed uses Callaway’s new A.I.-designed Jailbreak Speed Frame that not only stiffens the body in the vertical direction, but by applying Artificial Intelligence, enhances horizontal and torsional stability too, promoting an increase in ball speeds across the face.
Usage of Callaway Apex TCB Irons also continues to grow on Tour, with 12 sets in play during the Scottish Open, our most used model.
Odyssey continues to be the #1 Putter on EVERY major Tour worldwide and a staggering 55% of players at the Scottish Open relied on the brand, with 42% using models with a revolutionary Stroke Lab shaft.
The 2-Ball Ten, White Hot OG #1, and Rossie models, were the most used.
President and Managing Director, Callaway EMEA, Neil Howie, commented: “Our products continue to dominate the European Tour, and also help players secure victory on some of the biggest stages in golf. Congratulations to Min Woo Lee, and to Thomas Detry, and we look forward to supporting them in the final Major of the season, this week.”
What’s in the Bag – Min Woo Lee
Driver: Callaway Epic Speed 9°, Fujikura Ventus Red 7X shaft
Fairways: Callaway Epic Speed SZ (15°), Fujikura Ventus Red 8X shaft
Utility: Callaway X-Forged UT (18°), Project X LS 7.0 shaft
Irons: Callaway Apex TCB Irons, 4-PW, Project X LS 7.0 shaft
Wedges: Callaway Mack Daddy 5 JAWS (52°, 54°, 60°), Nippon Pro Modus 3 120X shafts
Putter: Odyssey White Hot OG #1
Ball: Callaway Chrome Soft X 20
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