Bubba Watson won the Travelers Championship today with two notable tools in hand—a pink driver shaft and a PING Redwood Anser putter.
With the former, he boomed his signature bombs off the tee. With the latter he outlasted the competition by sinking a four-footer in a playoff. His take? A cool $1 million.
The PING putter that Watson wields isn’t the old Anser from your childhood; you know, the cast putter made from manganese bronze. No, it’s an ultra-premium Redwood Series putter milled from 303 stainless steel.
But at its heart, it’s still a classic Anser, with the heel-toe weighting, plumber’s neck and timeless design that made the original Anser famous.
The Redwood Series putters ($250) are PING’s first foray into the milled putter category. The series name is a nod to Redwood City, the town in California where PING founder Karsten Solheim crafted his first putter in the family garage.
More than 50 years later, Solheim’s legacy is still going strong, and the extraordinary influence of his Anser design shows no sign of abating.