FIRST LOOK: New Scotty Cameron Phantom X prototype putters on the PGA Tour

Four new mallets from master craftsman Scotty Cameron’s line of next-generation Phantom X putters – based on the success and feedback of Phantom X players through world tours, including reigning FedEx Cup Champion Patrick Cantlay – are now available to PGA Tour players.

Two models – the NEW Phantom X 9 and 9.5 Touring Prototypes – are being made available to players for the first time this week at TPC Scottsdale, ahead of the Waste Management Phoenix Open.

NEW Phantom X 7 and 7.5 touring prototypes, plus a tour-only 7.2 model, are also on tour, following their debut at the recent Sony Open in Hawaii.

Already this season, Scotty Cameron is the most-played putter on the PGA Tour, with Scotty Cameron’s players combining for six wins.

One of these came two weeks ago at PGA West, as the winner of The American Express became the first player to win using a NEW Scotty Cameron Phantom X model, after putting on the Phantom X model 7.5 in play for the first time this Thursday.

He finished the week second in Strokes Gained: Putting (+6.402), averaging 1.577 putts per green in regulation time.

“The first time he put it down, the putter fell into place perfectly for him,” said Scotty Cameron Tour Rep Drew Page. “He was really impressed with the way he sat on the floor and thought it looked great. It’s the same story for many players who have put ghosts in play.

Last season, Cantlay recorded the Tour’s all-time performance at the BMW Championship with his Phantom X 5, earning more strokes to the putt (+14.6) than any player in a single tournament since they began tracking statistics in 2004.

He made 537 feet of putts over the regulation 72 holes, the longest of any PGA Tour player that season. Cantlay added 33 feet and 6 inches of extra putts in the playoffs, which put him past 570 feet for the week.

The following week, he won the Tour Championship, his fourth victory of the season, and the FedEx Cup.

The current women’s world No. 1 plays a Phantom X 5.5 on the LPGA Tour. A choice that was inspired by the Futura X 5.5 player that Justin Thomas used to win 12 of his 13 PGA Tour titles.

Max Homa (twice) and Garrick Higgo have each won on the PGA Tour playing Phantom X models, while CT Pan was one of two players to reach the podium in Tokyo last summer playing a Phantom X.

Will Zalatoris, last season’s PGA Tour Rookie of the Year, plays a Phantom X 11. At last week’s Farmers Insurance Open, the No. 16 player in the world upgraded from a competitive model to a Phantom X 5.

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