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2022 Tour Notes - Weekend Winners & More

KORN FERRY TOUR (May 15)
VISIT KNOXVILLE OPEN
Congratulations to Scotty Cameron loyalist Anders Albertson for taking home the win this weekend at the Visit Knoxville Open with his Scotty Cameron Super Rat II. Albertson completed a wire-to-wire victory Sunday in Knoxville, closing in 4-under 68 to earn his second Korn Ferry Tour title by one shot.

LPGA TOUR (May 15)
COGNIZANT FOUNDERS OPEN
The winner of the Cognizant Founders Cup played a Scotty Cameron Special Select Timeless Tourtype SSS putter in securing her first win of 2022 and seventh LPGA title. It’s the same putter she used to win her first major championship (Evian) last season.

KOREAN TOUR (May 15)
WOORI FINANCIAL GROUP CHAMPIONSHIP
Titleist Brand Ambassador HeeMin Chang captured his first-career KPGA Tour victory, trusting a Phantom X 6 STR putter, closing in 1-under 71 to complete a four-shot victory.

PGA TOUR (May 8)
WELLS FARGO CHAMPIONSHIP
Sunday marked the third win for Max Homa in the last 15 months, each of them with a Scotty Cameron Phantom X putter model in the bag. “When you putt it like I did this week, you know, you almost have to mess up to at least not contend, so that was a humongous part of the week, for sure,” he said.

The run began at last year’s Genesis Invitational, where Homa, gaming a Phantom X 11.5 model, became the first player to win with a Phantom X on the PGA TOUR. Four months later, he switched to the Phantom X 5.5, which he used to win the Fortinet Championship in September. That same putter was in his hands this week in Maryland, where he finished fourth in Strokes Gained: Putting (+7.596).

Said Homa, on his switch to Phantom X last season: “I was just struggling with face control with my putter. So I tried a few mallets, ended up going with one of the Phantoms and it just felt like it swung a bit better. It didn’t feel like I needed to work so much with my hands to release the putter. And at that time that’s really what I needed and then I got hooked on them.


“I think you almost don't have to do as much with your hands, so you can just focus on the big muscles. And I feel like, especially with putting, especially when you're nervous, that’s a huge part of being consistent and having a lot of repetition. I felt like that was something that I was missing. And when I switched to that, I felt like it just became a lot more predictable just because I could take out a variable.

“Speed control became much easier with the Phantom style. I felt like because of the weight of the head or just the way it swung, I just felt like it was a lot easier to control my putts from 15 to 25 feet. That’s where I’ve typically struggled. That’s definitely the most obvious impact I saw.

“I think we work a lot on alignment with my putting, with getting the face square to the target line and something about the way they set up, I feel like they’re very square. I feel like that’s helped, but I really do think that the speed control has been the main benefactor (to my wins), holing a couple extra 10 to 20 footers. And that typically is mostly speed based, less start line than the closer putts.”

Max shares some thoughts about his choice in putter in the clip below.

DP WORLD TOUR (May 8)
BETFRED BRITISH MASTERS
The winner of the Betfred British Masters played a Scotty Cameron Timeless TT (Tour Type) GSS prototype putter in claiming his sixth DP World Tour title. To close out the victory, the winner finished eagle-birdie for the second consecutive day at The Belfry, vaulting to the top of the leaderboard to win by one shot. On Sunday, he holed a 28-footer for eagle on the par-5 17th and rolled his Pro V1x Left Dash in from 35 feet on No. 18 for the winning birdie. For the week, he ranked third in Strokes Gained: Putting (+2.17 per round), 11th in SG: Approach (+1.56 per round) and eighth in Scrambling (74.19%).

KORN FERRY TOUR (May 8)
SIMMONS BANK OPEN
The winner of the Simmons Bank Open played a Scotty Cameron Select Timeless Buttonback Tour prototype putter, making birdie on the 72nd hole to win by a shot. Three of the last four winners on the Korn Ferry Tour have now played a Scotty Cameron putter. Tyson Alexander won the recent Veritex Bank Championship gaming a Scotty Cameron Special Select Flowback 5 (F-5) Tourtype SSS prototype putter, while T.J. Vogel used a Scotty Cameron Select Flowback 5.5 (F-5.5) Buttonback Tour Prototype putter to win the Club Car Championship.

PGA TOUR OF AUSTRALASIA (May 8)
NORTHERN TERRITORY PGA CHAMPIONSHIP
The winner captured his first victory on the PGA Tour of Australasia, posting a course-record 10-under 61 Friday at the Palmerston Golf Club on his way to a seven-shot victory in the tour’s final major of the season trusting his Scotty Cameron Newport Tour putter.

SOUTH AFRICA SUNSHINE TOUR (May 1)
TOUR CHAMPIONSHIP
Playing a Scotty Cameron Newport 2.5 Tour putter, Titleist Brand Ambassador Tristen Strydom won for the first time on the Sunshine Tour in a record-setting performance at the season finale. Strydom closed in 6-under 66 to finish at 21-under 267, claiming the record for the lowest winning total in the history of the Tour Championship. He broke the previous record of 19-under-par 269 set by Titleist Brand Ambassador Garrick Higgo in 2020.

(April 24)
The Zurich Classic victory makes it five wins in a row for Scotty Cameron putter players on the PGA Tour. And, with that streak the titles are adding up, as 14 events this season so far have been won with our putters. The nearest competitor has 8. The PGA Tour rolls into Mexico this week where loyal Scotty Cameron putter players look to extend the winning streak. Read on to learn more about this season's success.

PGA TOUR (April 24)
ZURICH CLASSIC
Titleist Brand Ambassador Patrick Cantlay and his regular Ryder Cup/Presidents Cup partner, the reigning Olympic champion, opened with a best-ball 59 on their way to a record-setting, wire-to-wire victory in New Orleans. The first victors to lead the event from start-to-finish, the duo broke the tournament scoring record, finishing the four rounds (two best ball, two alternate shot) at 29 under par. Cantlay, the defending FedExCup champion and PGA Tour Player of the Year, now has seven-career PGA TOUR victories. Since the beginning of last season, no one has more wins than Cantlay (5). He continues to game his Scotty Cameron Phantom X 5 Prototype.

(April 18)
Currently, 5 of the Top 10 players in the world game Scotty Cameron putters. And with the recent win count at 34 victories so far this season on the worldwide professional golf tours, the titles continue to be taken by players trusting Scotty Cameron putters, including four wins last weekend.

In addition to Jordan Spieth's win on the PGA Tour, Tyson Alexander won the Korn Ferry Tour's Veritex Bank Championship with his Special Select Flowback 5 (F-5) Tourtype SSS putter. On the Asian Tour, Sihwan Kim trusted his Newport 2 GSS Tour Prototype to win the Trust Golf Asian Mixed Stableford Challenge while Sanghyun Park won the Korean Tour's DB insurance Promy Open with his Scotty Cameron Del Mar GSS Tour Prototype.

PGA TOUR (April 17)
RBC HERITAGE
Jordan Spieth, playing his trusty 009 Prototype, emerged from an all-Titleist playoff with fellow Brand Ambassador Patrick Cantlay Sunday at Harbour Town Golf Links to earn his 13th PGA TOUR victory. Playing a Pro V1x golf ball and full bag of Titleist equipment, Spieth finished first in Strokes Gained: Tee to Green, gaining more than 13 strokes (+13.341) on the field. The only player to gain an average of over three strokes tee-to-green per round, Spieth also finished 4th in SG: Off the Tee (+4.322), 10th in SG: Approach (+4.79), 5th in SG: Around the Green (+4.232) and 6th in Scrambling (81.82%).

KORN FERRY TOUR (April 17)
VERITEX BANK CHAMPIONSHIP 
Playing a Special Select Flowback 5 (F-5) Tourtype SSS, Titleist Brand Ambassador Tyson Alexander made history Saturday at Texas Rangers Golf Club, becoming the first player to successfully defend a title in the history of the Korn Ferry Tour. Three shots back to start the final round, Alexander, playing a Pro V1 golf ball and full bag of Titleist equipment, closed in 6-under 65 to win by two shots. He sealed the win with a birdie on 18, getting his Pro V1 golf ball up-and-down from just off the front of the green on the par 5. His rounds of 65-66-66-65 totalled 22 under, putting him at 45 under over his last eight rounds at Texas Rangers GC. He won last year’s event at 23 under (67-65-65-64). With the win, Alexander, who led the field in Greens in Regulation at 87.5% (63/72), moved to No. 8 in the Korn Ferry Points Standings. In celebration of his 2021 victory, Alexander threw out the first pitch Wednesday at the Texas Rangers’ game.

“Whenever you can be the first person to do something, I thinks that’s cool,” said Alexander, 33. “Hopefully I'm not back here next year; hopefully I’m on the TOUR. But today a win is a win and I’ll defend any title anywhere, so I’ll take it.”

ASIAN TOUR (April 17)
TRUST GOLF ASIAN MIXED STABLEFORD CHALLENGE
Titleist Brand Ambassador Sihwan Kim won for the second time in six weeks, closing with 7 points Sunday to win by 2 points in the mixed modified stableford scoring event co-sanctioned by the Asian Tour and LET. Playing a Pro V1 golf ball and full bag of Titleist equipment, including TSi3 driver, NEW T100 irons and Scotty Cameron Newport 2 GSS Tour prototype putter, Kim finished the event with 49 points, 44 of them a result of his first-round 62 and third-round 61.

“This is the first time I had a 10 under and an 11 under in a tournament and my putting has just been phenomenal, that’s pretty much what got me through it…” he said. “I am really confident in my putting right now.”

KOREAN TOUR (April 17)
DB INSURANCE PROMY OPEN
Playing a Scotty Cameron Del Mar GSS Prototype, Titleist Brand Ambassador Sanghyun Park won the KPGA’s season-opener to claim his 11th-career KPGA tour title. Park closed in 4-under par 67 to finish at 10 under for the one-shot victory.

PGA TOUR (April 3)
VALERO TEXAS OPEN
The winner of the Valero Texas Open gamed a Cameron & Co. Newport 2 GSS Tour putter going 31 for 31 on putts under 10 feet during the weekend en route to taking his first PGA TOUR title. This was the 11th PGA TOUR victory of the 21-2022 season by players gaming Scotty Cameron putters.


KORN FERRY TOUR (April 3)
CLUB CAR CHAMPIONSHIP AT THE LANDINGS CLUB
Titleist Brand Ambassador T.J. Vogel trusted his Scotty Cameron Select Flowback 5.5 (F-5.5) Buttonback Tour Prototype to his first Korn Ferry Tour victory at the Club Car Championship at The Landings Club. Vogel shot 5-under 67 in the final round giving him a one-shot win.

PGA TOUR (March 27)
WGC DELL MATCH PLAY CHAMPIONSHIP 
The winner of the WGC Dell Technologies Match Play is now 3-for-5 since switching to his new Scotty Cameron Newport 2-style putter. He first put the new Timeless TT (Tour Type) GSS prototype in play at the WM Phoenix Open, where he claimed his maiden PGA TOUR victory while leading the field in putts per green in regulation (1.66) and ranking second for the week in Strokes Gained: Putting (+6.49).

The new World No. 1 added the new putter to his bag following a December trip to the Scotty Cameron Putter Studio, where he worked with Scotty Cameron Tour Rep Brad Cloke. He had previously been using a Newport-style Super Rat 1 Tour prototype. (Newport is the softer, rounder counterpart to the Newport 2.)

Sunday’s win also marked the 10th victory for Scotty Cameron putters this season on the PGA TOUR, more than any other brand.

DP WORLD TOUR (March 27)
COMMERCIAL BANK QATAR MASTERS 
The winner of the Qatar Masters trusted a new Scotty Cameron Phantom X 7.2 tour prototype putter to victory.

SUNSHINE TOUR OF SOUTH AFRICA (March 27)
SDC OPEN 
Titleist Brand Ambassador Clement Sordet trusted his Scotty Cameron Phantom X T-11.5 Prototype and birdied the first playoff hole to earn his maiden Sunshine Tour win and fifth title on the Challenge Tour in the co-sanctioned event.

PGA OF AUSTRALASIA (March 20)
#NSWOPENGOLF 
The winner of the PGA of Australia's Golf Challenge NSW Open played a full bag of Titleist equipment, becoming the sixth amateur to win in the event’s history. He made just one bogey over the 54 holes trusting his Futura T-5.5 Tour prototype putter to a one-shot victory.

THE PLAYERS CHAMPION - CAMERON SMITH (March 13)

Titleist Brand Ambassador Cameron Smith played 26 holes Monday at TPC Sawgrass, making 11 birdies – including 10 over his final 18 holes, the most final-round birdies ever by a PLAYERS Champion – in claiming the biggest victory of his career. It marked the fifth PGA TOUR victory for the 28-year-old Smith, and second win of 2022 following his win at the Sentry Tournament of Champions. Smith trusted his Scotty Cameron 009M (Masterful) Prototype for the win.

He shattered the record books at THE PLAYERS Championship, gaining the most strokes ever on the putting green in tournament history, as well as the most one putts by a PLAYERS Champion (42).

PGA TOUR AUSTRALASIA
Congratulations to Titleist Brand Ambassador Aaron Pike who birdied the third playoff hole at TPS Hunter Valley trusting his Scotty Cameron Phantom X T-11 Prototype to capture his third PGA TOUR Australasia title.

PGA TOUR
A Scotty Cameron putter player took the win at Bay Hill claiming the 2022 Arnold Palmer Invitational victory trusting his Scotty Cameron Timeless TT (Tour Type) GSS Prototype. The winner is now 2-for-3 since switching to his new Scotty Cameron Newport 2-style putter. The API champ first put the new GSS Tour prototype in play three weeks ago at the WM Phoenix Open, where he claimed his maiden PGA TOUR victory while leading the field in putts per green in regulation (1.66) and ranking second for the week in Strokes Gained: Putting (+6.49). His success on the greens continued this week in Orlando, where he gained 4.255 strokes putting (17th) on the field and was fourth in putts per green in regulation (1.636). The now two-time PGA TOUR winner added the new putter to his bag following a December trip to the Scotty Cameron Putter Studio, where he worked with Scotty Cameron Tour Rep Brad Cloke.

PGA TOUR AUSTRALASIA
Titleist Brand Ambassador Jarryd Felton rolled his Pro V1x golf ball in with his 009M (Masterful) SSS Prototype for birdie on the first hole of a playoff to claim the trophy in Sydney. Felton’s win continues the momentum for Titleist players this season in Australia.

ASIAN TOUR
Titleist Brand Ambassador and Scotty Cameron Newport 2 GSS loyalist Sihwan Kim captured his first Asian Tour title, closing in 9-under 64 for a two-shot victory at the International Series Thailand. Kim, 33, started the final round three shots behind the leader but quickly made up the difference with seven birdies in a row from holes 2 through 8 to make the turn in 29. The 2004 U.S. Junior Am champ opened the event with a course-record 62 at Black Mountain GC in Hua Hin. He has been in the final pairing on Sunday at three of the last six Asian Tour events.

LPGA
Additionally the World No. 1 LPGA player trusted her Scotty Cameron Phantom X T-5.5 Prototype to victory at the HSBC Women's World Championship.

TOUR NOTES - ARNOLD PALMER INVITATIONAL 

We have some images, stats and videos sent in by our Scotty Cameron PGA Tour putter representatives we're happy to share. With inside-the-ropes access at every event, our intrepid reps cover the worldwide professional golf tours making sure loyal Scotty Cameron putter players have what they need to compete at the highest levels of the game.

Titleist player Will Zalatoris shot an opening-round 68 trusting his Scotty Cameron Phantom X T-11 Proto. Rep Drew sent in a video of Will on the practice green. Impressive stats so far this season:

  • Leads PGA Tour in Strokes Gained: Tee-to-Green this season
  • Leads PGA Tour in Strokes Gained: Approach this season

With over 34% of all putters in play at the Arnold Palmer Invitational, Scotty Cameron putter usage on Tour continues to grow. This week, we had 17 Phantom X mallets in play. Click the image below to see this week's Tour slideshow.

Recent winner, Scotty loyalist and Titleist full line player Sungjae Im gave us a look at his setup and stroke with his Flowback 5 Prototype. Here are some of his recent stats:

  • T-1st in Strokes Gained: Total at Bay Hill since debut in 2019 (at least 8 rounds in span)
  • 2nd on PGA Tour in Scrambling this season
  • 3rd on PGA Tour in Strokes Gained: Around-the-Green this season

Here are some stats of a few of our loyal putter playing pros:

Max Homa (Phantom X T-5.5 Proto)

  • Up 87 spots this season in strokes gained putting
  • 8th on PGA Tour in average proximity from 50-125 yards (14’8”)
  • 5th on PGA Tour in par 5 scoring average this season (4.36)
  • Led the field in strokes gained putting last year at Bay Hill

Ian Poulter (Phantom X T-11 Proto)

  • Making 43.2% of putts from 10-15 feet this season (ranked 4th on Tour)
  • 11 straight made cuts at the Arnold Palmer Invitational
  • 153 birdies or better in this event since 2011, 2nd-most of any player in that span

Cameron Young (Phantom X T-5 Proto)

  • 2nd on PGA Tour this season in strokes gained off-the-tee
  • 11th on PGA Tour this season in birdie average (4.79)
  • Making birdie or better on 29.3% of holes played this season (rank: 12th)

Charles Howell III (009)

  • Making 22nd career start at Arnold Palmer Invitational (18 made cuts)
  • 242 birdies or better at this tournament since 2001 (most of any player in that span)

Enjoy the event! Keep an eye on our Tour Victories page for win counts.