Phil Mickelson may have changed coaches prior to winning the Players Championship on Sunday, but he wielded a familiar Odyssey putter on his march to victory. PutterZone.com confirmed with Odyssey Golf that the putter Mickelson used was a modified Odyssey White Hot XG 9. The putter is essentially a standard model, just with a different finish and Mickelson’s name on the bottom (pictured here). Per Mickelson’s request, the putter undergoes a gun bluing process that dulls and darkens the putter head for glare reduction. The standard XG 9 comes in a brighter stainless steel finish.
While Phil Mickelson was white hot with his Odyssey putter, the SeeMore Putter Company remained red hot on tour as well, with seven pros playing its putters during the tournament (the best showing in the company’s history), including three who used the company’s new mSeries putters. You may recall that 2007 Masters Champion Zach Johnson wields a SeeMore putter. Johson and another SeeMore user tied for 16th at the Players Championship.
SeeMore first became recognized when Payne Stewart won the 1999 U.S. Open playing a SeeMore putter. Stewart one-putted the last three holes to win the championship by one stroke. He sunk what’s considered to be the longest putt in U.S. Open history on the 18th hole to win the tournament. The company subsequently suffered from poor management and flirted with obscurity before it was acquired and reenergized by new owners earlier this year. To say that the new SeeMore Putter Company is off to a good start would be an understatement.