Odyssey Golf Staff Professional Rich Beem Rolls to

Odyssey Golf Staff Professional Rich Beem used his Odyssey TriForce 2 Putter to earn his first PGA Tour victory with a dazzling display of putting at the Kemper Open last weekend. Beem's victory extends the hot streak for the Odyssey TriForce Putters. In the last six weeks, TriForce putters have been used to win five professional tournaments. Odyssey Golf, a division of Callaway Golf Company (NYSE: ELY), also tallied two other tour victories over the Memorial Day weekend. "What can I say? My putter was really working," said Beem, 28. "I just rolled it beautifully all four rounds. I knew I was rolling the ball well, so I just made sure I picked a good line and tried to hit it in the center of the cup. I worked with a lot of different putters before I picked the TriForce, and I've putted really well with it, even though my scores haven't shown it until now." Beem entered the Kemper Open ranked 147th in putting on the PGA Tour. But he showed superb touch all week with his Odyssey TriForce 2 Putter and was the Kemper's putting leader, averaging just 1.574 putts per green in regulation. Beem used his steady putting stroke to pad his lead on the opening holes of the final round. He jump-started his round with a long-distance 45-foot birdie putt on No. 1, rolled in a 10-footer on No. 3 and jarred a 25-footer on No. 5. Beem's short final putt on No. 18 clinched his one-stroke victory and earned him a $450,000 first-place check, as well as a two-year exemption on the PGA Tour. Along with the Odyssey TriForce 2 Putter, Beem also carried an Odyssey Dual Force Lob Wedge in his Odyssey staff bag. Beem is the third first-time winner on the PGA Tour this year -- and each of those golfers used an Odyssey Putter in their inaugural victory. The winner of the MCI Classic in April used an Odyssey Dual Force 330 Putter, while Carlos Franco won the Compaq Classic in early May using an Odyssey TriForce 2 Putter. Elsewhere, Colin Montgomerie used his Odyssey Dual Force 330 Putter to win for the second time in three weeks on the PGA European Tour. Montgomerie blew past the rest of the field to win the Volvo PGA Championship for the second consecutive year. Montgomerie played the final 37 holes in 15 under par. His final-round 64 included six birdies and an eagle, concluding with a 25-foot birdie putt on No. 18. Odyssey also picked up another victory on the Senior PGA Tour when the winner of the Boone Valley Classic made a last-second switch back to his trusty Odyssey Dual Force 660 Putter for the final round. That helped him recapture the putting touch that made him Senior PGA Tour Player of the Year the previous two years, as he went on to shoot 66 in the final round for a two- stroke victory and a successful defense of his 1998 Boone Valley Classic title. Carlsbad-based Odyssey Golf, a division of Callaway Golf Company, produces the Dual Force Putter line, Dual Force Wedge line, and the new TriForce(TM) putter line. For more information, please contact Odyssey Golf, 2285 Rutherford Road, Carlsbad, CA 92008-8815, or visit our World Wide Web site at www.odysseygolf.com. ots Original Text Service: Callaway Golf Company Internet: http://www.newsaktuell.de Contact: Jim Grundberg, 760-931-1771, for Callaway Golf Company Web site: http://www.odysseygolf.com


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