Steve Stricker survived an up-and-down weekend and a rain delay to win the Memorial tournament by one stroke. Stricker birdied six of the first nine holes on Sunday, but needed some clutch putts on the back nine to secure the victory.
Steve Stricker’s Putter: Odyssey White Hot #2
Steve Stricker’s putter is an Odyssey White Hot #2 putter, a Zing-style blade with a short goose-neck hosel.
Odyssey’s White Hot line has been, well, white hot lately. Graeme McDowell, Stuart Appelby and Luke Donald are among the professionals who have won with an original White Hot or White Hot XG putter over the past year.
Known as one of the better putters on tour, Stricker remarked, “I feel good when I’ve got the putter in my hand.”
It’s interesting to note that Stricker’s bag is otherwise loaded with Titleist gear. But with the putter accounting for more strokes than any other club, brand loyalty often goes out the window in favor of personal affinities—such as looks, feel and feedback—that can make all the difference.