Golf Today - Over 80000 pages of golf information
Golf News

Alex Noren plays Callaway to become The Master at home
July 25, 2011

Callaway GolfCallaway Staff Player Alex Noren enjoyed a memorable week in his home country, running out a comfortable winner at the Nordea Masters on Sunday.

The 29-year-old followed opening rounds of 67 and 66 with a stunning course-record 63 on Saturday that enabled him to tee off on the final day with an 11-shot lead. In very testing conditions Noren then closed out the tournament with a gritty 77 for a seven-shot win.

Alex Noren won the Nordea Masters with CallawayUsing a full bag of Callaway and Odyssey clubs, Noren at one point went 53 holes without a bogey and returned a number of impressive statistics that confirm his domination of the event.

Using his RAZR X Forged irons, Alex led the field in Greens in Regulation, hitting an incredible 79.2%. His RAZR Hawk driver has already proved its worth this season (in Wales he was #1 in driving distance) and again it provided a superb platform from which to attack the course. Alex was 7th in Driving Distance (299.9 yards) and 9th in Driving Accuracy (67.3%). Once on the green, the trusty Odyssey Black Series i #1 was as reliable as ever as Noren ended the week ranked 3rd in Putts per Round (1.679).

Saturday’s epic round saw Noren take apart the Stadium Course at Bro Hof Slott. Measuring 7,607 yards, Bro Hof is the longest course on the European Tour schedule, but with a flawless nine-under-par round that included seven birdies and an eagle, Noren knocked two shots off the previous best score.

After lifting his third European Tour title, a relieved Noren revealed just how difficult the conditions were for the final round. "I've never seen wind like this in Sweden,” he said. “Every hole was super tough and even downwind it was hard to choose the clubs.”

The blustery conditions made the inclusion of the X Tour U18 driving iron even more significant. And Noren was so delighted with the penetrating flight of the club that he and caddie Erik Frost christened it ‘The Unbelievable’.

The victory was Alex’s second of the season on the European Tour – he also dominated the field at the SAAB Wales Open in June - and lifted him into the Top-70 on the world rankings and the Top-10 in the Race to Dubai.

In Alex Noren's Bag:

RAZR Hawk driver (9.5°)
Diablo Octane Tour 3-wood (15°)
X Tour U18 hybrid (17°)
RAZR X Forged irons (4-PW)
X-Forged Vintage wedges (52/12, 56/14, 60/9)
Odyssey Black Series i #1 putter
Tour i(z) ball

MORE NEWS FROM CALLAWAY / ODYSSEY







Ryder Cup
The USA's flawed Ryder Cup system...

R&A
Vote to allow women members after 260 years....

PGA Tour
Whatever happened to Anthony Kim?...

Motoring
Mazda 3 - Engineered to perfection...

Memorabilia
Sam Snead auction of famous personal items...

The 19th
Johnnie Walker and the Ryder Cup...

Paul McGinley
Proof its never too late....

John Huggan
Rules suck: that’s common knowledge...

Peter McEvoy
Centurion Club marches against the tide...

Book Review
The Spiritual Golfer - By Robert "Lumpy" Lumpkin


© Golftoday.co.uk 1996-2017 - Terms & Conditions - Privacy Policy - About Us - Advertise - Classifieds - Newsletter - Contact Us