Last year, we reported that Steve Stricker won the Memorial tournament with his trusty Odyssey White Hot #2 putter, and despite a recent run of troubled putting, he’s apparently remaining loyal to the old flatstick.
The Golf Channel reports that while Stricker tried a new Odyssey Sabertooth mallet at the World Challenge, it was a brief fling, as he’s sticking with the White Hot. “It’ll be my old gamer back in play,” he says.
In other words, while it can be tempting to pull the plug on a balky putter, it’s not always wise to do so. Sometimes a little patience is required, and a little trust in your stick can go a long way.
This is also the latest bit of news in the long, remarkable story of the White Hot line of putters, which are ancient by today’s hyperactive retail standards, yet continue to exert a dominating presence on the professional golf circuits (as reported here on PutterZone.com). Apparently, Stricker isn’t the only loyal player when it comes to Odyssey’s White Hot putters.