Tiger Shark Golf Finishes 1st in Putting at The Masters

April 16, 2010

In a world where professional golfers are paid millions to play golf equipment and receive free product on a weekly basis, one golfer is following the road less traveled. The player who finished tied for 14th at The Masters Sunday played a Tiger Shark Golf Great White putter and Tiger Shark oversized putter grip that he purchased at a golf retail shop just days before the event. He worked with the new putter at the beginning of the week and officially put it in his bag for The Masters, leading him to only 109 total putts, and the #1 ranking in putting at the 2010 Masters. The putter and grip combination led the player to finish 3 putts better than the next closest competitor.
The current 41st ranked player on the PGA Tour had been hitting the ball incredibly well all year, but struggling with his putting headed into the 74th Masters tournament.  He spent all of last week working with his swing coach and found that part of his problem on the greens was that he had his hands too far in front of the ball. It was the day he was leaving for Augusta and he and his coach went to PGA Tour Superstore in Arizona to try to find a non-offset center shafted putter to help get the feeling of his hands in the right place.
He found his answer in a $59 Tiger Shark Great White GW-8 center shafted putter featuring Tiger Shark’s UltraTac jumbo putter grip. The former UNLV graduate said he loves the larger grip and likes the position that the non-offset center shaft gets his hands.  He improved his putting stats by over a stroke and a half over his season average on the slick Augusta greens.
“With all of the free equipment that is available to a professional golfer, it is refreshing to hear a story like this where a pro buys his own putter at a golf shop the week before The Masters and then finishes #1 in putting,” said Tiger Shark President Dean Dingman. “We are honored that our putter and grip could help Ryan improve his putting at the world’s biggest golf tournament.”


KJ’s Jumbo SuperStroke Putter Grip Leads Player to T4 Finish at Masters
KJ Choi finished T4th at The Masters using a SuperStroke oversized putter grip. The grip measures 1.67 inches in diameter or roughly 3 times the size of a standard putting grip. Choi ranked 4th in putting at the 2010 Masters with 114 total putts, a 28.5 Putts Per Round average. He earned $360,000 for the Top 5 finish.
Choi has won three times with the SuperStroke grip on the PGA Tour and recently had two 2nd place finishes (Malaysian Open, Transitions Championship) with the SuperStroke grip. At Innisbrook Resort a few weeks ago, Choi was back to top form on the greens. He ranked 2nd in Putts Per GIR for the tournament and averaged 27.3 putts per round for a 5th place ranking. Choi’s improved putting was key to the player earning his second best career finish at a major championship.  He now ranks 13th in the current FedEx Cup point standings.
The jumbo grips are designed to reduce wrist breaks and enhance a pendulum stroke, and they are also proven to reduce grip pressure and keep the putter head square. Extensive testing has shown that the SuperStroke requires up to 32% less grip tension and represents a significant improvement over conventional putter grips. Other benefits include natural balance and set up, less putter head rotation, accurate smooth putting stroke, improved ball roll and greater distance control.

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