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Equipment Report

March 21 2013

6:13 PM

Odyssey Versa making a splash

Keegan Bradley switched to a new custom Versa Sabertooth (left) from his previous one. (Callaway Golf)

By Jonathan Wall, PGATOUR.COM Equipment Insider

Odyssey's Versa putter has been picking up steam over the past three-plus months since its release. Phil Mickelson, Dustin Johnson, Ernie Els and Charles Howell III have used a version of the putter at one point or another this season, and on Thursday at the Arnold Palmer Invitational presented by MasterCard, three other notable names put a Versa putter in the bag.

Keegan Bradley didn't switch putter models, but he did swap out his trusty Odyssey White Hot XG Sabertooth — the same model he used to win the 2011 PGA Championship — for one with some stripes.

The custom Versa Sabertooth was a design in the making since the PGA Championship winner first laid eyes on the color scheme several weeks ago. Looking to add the same look to his Sabertooth, Odyssey's Tour reps built Bradley a version that looked identical to his gamer with a black-white-black color scheme.

Bradley was so excited to get the putter that he spent the days leading up to his arrival at Bay Hill texting Odyssey Tour rep Johnny Thompson on a regular basis to discuss the putter.

But Bradley wasn't the only big name to go with a Versa on Thursday. Rickie Fowler, who's played a Scotty Cameron putter since he was an amateur, switched things up and benched his Scotty Cameron GoLo Circle T for an Odyssey #7 BWB (black-white-black).

Gary Woodland also switched out his Odyssey 2-ball for a Versa #1W with a sight line following a couple weeks of testing with a number of Versa model.