October 12, 2016
By Jonathan Wall, PGATOUR.COM
- Tony Finau and Wesley Bryan were spotted with the new wedge on Tuesday. (Jonathan Wall/PGA TOUR)
NAPA, Calif. — Callaway unveiled a new Mack Daddy Forged prototype wedge at the Safeway Open that's already gaining traction with players in this week's field, and was used by Thomas Pieters at the Ryder Cup.
Callaway representatives confirmed there would be more information available on the wedge in the coming months. Based on what was available to players in Napa, the third wedge in the company's Mack Daddy franchise is going come in three different finish options (slate, satin and chrome) and has a profile that appears to be a blend between Mack Daddy 2 and Mack Daddy 3.
Another notable change is the move away from an 8620 carbon steel cast construction with Mack Daddy 3 to a forged construction — the word "forged" is featured prominently on the back of the head — similar to the forged 1020 carbon steel that was used to create Mack Daddy 2.
It's unclear how many grinds will be offered, but based on the options that have been available in the past, it's safe to assume the prototype will come in a handful of grinds as well.
Tony Finau and Wesley Bryan were spotted with the wedge on Tuesday, and Callaway expects others to convert to the prototype in the coming weeks.
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Callaway's Mack Daddy wedge spotted at Safeway Open