Three players won on tour last week with TaylorMade Rossa putters last week.
Rory Sabbatini, one of the newest members of the TaylorMade Tour Staff, won the HP Byron Nelson Championship. Sabbatini, who has played with Nike and Adams the past two seasons, used TaylorMade's new R9 driver and had a tournament-leading 26 birdies, including eight in his final round 64.
Using a Rossa TP by Kia Ma putter, he ranked No. 1 in putts per green in regulation (1.531) and tied for No. 1 in putts per round (25.8).
Since switching to TaylorMade equipment Sabbatini, now ranked No. 27 in the Official World Golf Rankings, has made six of eight cuts and notched three top-10 finishes including his latest win.
Sabbatini, who played the original R9, was one of 35 players who played an R9, eight of whom used the just-introduced R9 460. The top six finishers, including Sabbatini, D.A. Points, Scott McCarron, Dustin Johnson and John Mallinger, all played the R9 driver.
In Sabbatini's winning bag:Driver: R9™ 9.5°
Fairway wood: Tour Burner® 14.5° 3-wood
Irons: Tour Preferred® 4-PW
Wedge: rac™ TP 56
Putter: Rossa® TP by Kia Ma Daytona
- On the Champions Tour, Michael Allen used a Rossa Itsy Bitsy Monza Spider to win the Senior PGA Championship, overcoming a first-round 74 to finish at 6-under. Allen, who never won in 334 starts on the PGA Tour, became the 14th player to win in his Champion's Tour debut.
Finally, the winner of the LPGA Corning Classic also played an Itsy Bitsy Monza Spider, and used it to sink 19 birdies and four eagle-putts en route to a winning score of 21-under par.