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March 7 2013

7:34 PM

Colsaerts No. 2 to try Odyssey Tank

Nicolas Colsaerts is the second PGA TOUR player to play the Odyssey Tank putter.

By Jonathan Wall, PGATOUR.COM Equipment Insider

DORAL, Fla. — Nicolas Colsaerts became the second PGA TOUR player to put Odyssey's new Tank putter in play this season — Matt Every was the first at the Northern Trust Open — when he used a 40-inch version on Thursday at the WGC-Cadillac Championship.

The Belgian, who joined Callaway Golf at the beginning of the year, had been using a conventional Odyssey Black Series i #1 for the last few months, but when he showed up at TPC Blue Monster at Trump Doral on Monday, he decided to give the counterbalanced model a test run.

Colsaerts spent the first three days working with a 40-inch version of the putter, which uses a counterbalance weight, heavier 400-gram head and heavier 150-gram shaft to quiet the hands during the stroke.

The additional weight in the putter is supposed to engage the big muscles to promote a more pendulum stroke that helps keep the wrists from breaking down. Odyssey officially launched Tank — which is the company's alternative to anchoring — this week at the WGC-Cadillac Championship.

The putter comes in short (34- and 36-inch) and long (38- and 40-inch) models. The short model has a total club MOI that's 34 percent higher than a standard putter, while the long option is 109 percent higher than a standard putter.

Tank's balance point is also lower on the shaft, providing a more conventional approach that players like Colsaerts prefer.

While Colsaerts didn't make any major adjustments to his Tank, he did have the White Hot insert tweaked for added consistency.

The putter comes to retail on April 15th.

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