The ball Phil Mickelson used to win his first PGA Tour Champions title
That didn’t take long. In just his first PGA Tour Champions start, Phil Mickelson went wire-to-wire to win the Charles Schwab Series at Ozark National. When you’re posting 22 under for 54 holes and driving the green from 352 yards out, good things are going to happen.
As you can see in the above photo, Mickelson’s ball of choice isn’t your standard Chrome Soft X.
It combines the popular Chrome Soft technology with a visual package featuring alternating high-resolution blue and red lines where a side stamp is usually located. Mickelson has been using the ball since last year and won the 2019 Pebble Beach Pro-Am with Chrome Soft X Triple Track in play.
The blue and red lines utilize what’s called “Vernier Hyper Acuity” — a visual technology that’s historically been used to land planes on aircraft carriers. Through extensive research, Callaway found the visual technology helped improve putting alignment. That tends to lead to improvements in other areas, especially accuracy.
It should come as no surprise that Callaway staffers have taken to the visual technology since it was introduced, including Tour winners Francesco Molinari and Dylan Frittelli.
In fact, the visual technology has been so popular (not to mention successful), Callaway created an entire line of Odyssey putter around the design. In this case, more of a good thing can actually be a good thing.
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Callaway Chrome Soft X Triple Track
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