Callaway Staff Professional Thomas Björn powered his way to victory in the Nedbank Golf Challenge in Sun City, South Africa, shooting four under for his final nine holes, including two eagles.
Helped by a full bag of Callaway and Odyssey product, including his trusty Tank #7 Putter, Björn was three shots behind the overnight leader going into the final round before shooting a 65, to add to his other rounds of 67, 70 and 66, to finish on twenty under par and win by two.
Such was the great Dane’s consistency over four rounds, he ended the week with some stunning statistics, finishing 1st in Greens in Regulation ranking, 3rd for overall Driving Accuracy and 3rd for Driving Distance. He also dropped only three shots in 72 holes!
Thomas’ latest win, his 15th European Tour title, follows his win at the Omega European Masters at Crans-sur-Sierre Golf Club in Switzerland in September.
Forty-two-year-old Björn said: "This is right up there with the best days of my career. I am very proud of the way I played - it's a very special day. It’s not often you make two eagles on the back nine on a Sunday when you are in contention – it was just one of those days when it was my day.
“The five-iron I hit into the 10th was the shot of the week, and then I got a bit of luck on 14 because the ball pitched in the bunker and made it to the green but I still had to hole the putt and those are the breaks you need to win golf tournaments.”
Neil Howie, President and Managing Director of Callaway EMEA, added: “Thomas’ has been in scintillating form this year. He was incredible again this week and when he is in this mood he is unstoppable.
“It is great to see him move up to 25th in the Official World Golf Rankings, but perhaps more importantly, up to second in both the European Ryder Cup rankings tables. We are delighted that our Callaway and Odyssey products are giving him the confidence to play some of the best golf of his career.”
The Callaway and Odyssey equipment in Thomas’ bag was:
What’s in the Bag – Thomas Björn
Driver: Callaway RAZR Hawk
Fairways: Callaway X Hot
Utility: Callaway Utility Prototype
Irons: Callaway Prototype, 4-9-iron
Putter: Odyssey Tank #7
Ball: Callaway HEX Black Tour
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