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Freddie Jacobson claims first US win with Callaway
June 28, 2011

Callaway GolfFredrik Jacobson claimed his first PGA Tour title in fine style at the Travelers Championship in Connecticut over the weekend, shooting 65-66-63-66 for a 20-under-par total.

Having switched back from RAZR Hawk to Diablo Octane before the US Open, the driver was once again the key to the Swede’s sterling play. Freddie hit 85% of fairways for the week at the Travelers, including every single one over the weekend.

Freddie Jacobson with the Travelers Championship trophyJacobson’s driver is the Tour model with a 46-inch Fujikura Blur shaft that delivers a little more torque and helps promote the right-to-left shape he prefers. “I worked with Callaway on a new driver and didn’t miss a fairway the last two days so that’s thanks to Callaway,” he said after the win.

“I feel great with that driver. At the US Open straight driving was at a real premium, and I have managed to continue doing that.”

His short game was equally brilliant, with a new 58/10 C-Grind X-Forged wedge that was built on the truck at the start of the week helping him get up-and-down 19 times out of 20.

On the putting front it was the same story as Freddie tied 3rd for Putts Per Round (26.3 average) and 11th in Putts Per GIR (1.67 average) with his Odyssey Black Series i #1. It’s worth noting that four other players in the Top-10 were also using Odyssey putters.

It was a hugely impressive performance from Freddie who narrowly missed out on emulating the 1974 feat of Lee Trevino as the last player to go bogey-free for an entire 72-hole tournament (Freddie made it to the 64th hole before dropping a shot!).

For the record, Freddie was using: Diablo Octane Tour driver (8.5°); Big Bertha Diablo 3-wood (13°), Diablo Octane Tour 5-wood (18°), Diablo Forged Irons (3-9), X-Forged Wedges (48°, 52°, 58°), Tour i(z) ball and the Odyssey Black Series i #1 putter.


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