Here are the biggest Callaway equipment notes today at Riviera, where Sam Burns is at the top of the leaderboard, and new drivers are in the bag for our staffers:
Sam Burns’ Golf Ball + Chrome Soft X Success
Callaway staffer Sam Burns is leading after an opening round 65 at Riviera, and he’s doing it with a 2020 Chrome Soft X Golf Ball that he’s used throughout the 2020-21 season. “(Sam) loves the golf ball,” Callaway Tour Rep, Jacob Davidson said earlier this week. “He’s someone that kind of just falls into that mid-tier spin (profile). He’s one of the longest guys on Tour, and the Chrome Soft X 20 is fast off the tee. It gives him all the shots he needs.”
This golf ball continues to impress on Tour, and this week 15 players are using a Chrome Soft X at Riviera, where Callaway is the #2 golf ball in the field. Alex Noren, Francesco Molinari, Tyler McCumber, Jim Furyk, and Si Woo Kim are all off to strong early starts this week with Chrome Soft X as well.
Leishman and Na Put In Epic Speed
This week, Marc Leishman and Kevin Na both put in the new Epic Speed Driver, replacing their longtime gamers that they’ve won with on Tour. Leishman is using a 10.5* Epic Speed at Riviera and his first registered drive of the week went 339 yards, while Na is using an 8.5* Epic Speed just a few weeks after his victory at the Sony Open. The new Epic family of drivers is officially available at retail starting today!