Equipment Insight: Keegan Bradley’s Odyssey White Hot XG Sabertooth Putter
Keegan Bradley won the PGA Championship at the Atlanta Athletic Club wielding an Odyssey White Hot XG Sabertooth Putter (belly model) to grab his first major championship title in his first major championship appearance.
Bradley’s putter is 46.75” to the end of the grip. It has three degrees of loft and a lie angle of 67.5 degrees. It weighs 762 grams and has a double-bend ski pole shaft with a Winn Flat Top Mid grip. Bradley is the first player to win a major with a long putter (a belly putter).
Bradley began using the putter last year on the Nationwide Tour at the Stadion Classic in Athens, Georgia. He has used it at every event except the Honda Classic this year, where he started the week with a White Ice Dart Mallet Mid with the same specs. According to Odyssey tour rep Johnny Thompson, Bradley nearly changed to a different Odyssey model at the Byron Nelson Championship earlier this season, but decided on Wednesday afternoon to stay with what he calls “The Tooth.” That turned out to be a good move because he won the tournament for his first PGA Tour title.
Thompson checks the loft and lie on “The Tooth”’ every week—at least twice—for Bradley because he is very particular about the loft and lie not changing. This year at the Canadian Open he started the week with a shorter, more upright version of “The Tooth” in order to get his eyes closer to over the ball. After an uncomfortable week, he went back to the original gamer and that is the putter he just won his first major with.
Fun Facts: This was the 10th PGA Tour win of the season for Odyssey putters. Odyssey had 40 putters in play this week which was 25.6% of the putters in play.