Did anybody else notice that Zach Johnson used the SeeMore putter during the Ryder Cup ?
I happpen to be heading to Nashville, TN this week and the SeeMore putters are manufactured in Franklin, TN, just outside of town.
Zach climbed 15 spots on the Money List in ’06, up to 24th from 39th in 2005. This was his third consecutive year in the Top 40 money leaders, and included four top 10 finishes.
Zach was one of two rookies who qualified for the Ryder Cup team. He was a highlight for the Americans, making nine birdie putts over 19 holes during team play. He used a SeeMore putter, which was tied for the number one brand played by the US Ryder Cup team.
That was a surprise to me, though I don’t know why.
SeeMore putters feature the patented RifleScope™ alignment technology that allows a golfer to set up the putter perfectly each and every time in relation to the intended target line. This is accomplished by lining up the black bottom portion of the shaft between two white lines and covering a signature red dot on the heel of the top line. The process resembles locking radar onto a target.
SeeMore became recognized when Payne Stewart won the 1999 U.S. Open playing a SeeMore putter. Stewart one-putted the last three holes to win the championship by one stroke. He sank what’s considered to be the longest putt in Open history on the 18th hole to win the tournament.
That’s the only time I remember a pro using the putter, but I see I’m just out of the putter loop, ’cause it’s apparently popular on the PGA Tour.