The new XR 16 Driver is
officially a winner on Tour afterDanny
Willett used it to close out a
massive victory on Sunday at the Omega Dubai
Desert classic. In just his second week with the XR
16 driver (and fairway woods) in the bag, Willett
beat out a loaded field and rolled in a walk-off birdie
on the 72nd hole to close out his 4th career win.
This is another huge win for #TeamCallaway in
what’s already becoming a phenomenal year on Tour
(Branden Grace won just last week
on the European Tour). As for Danny, he’s one
of the hottest players in the world and one of the
game’s rising stars. Here’s a look at what’s in his
In Willett’s testing with his XR 16 Driver, he
showed good ball speeds and the spin was really
tight. It proved to be an asset for him in Dubai, as
he finished 10th in the field in driving
distance. The new driver is off to a
sensational start as players like Danny Lee, March
Leishman, and Matt Every are among the players
who are already gaming it.
Here are some other gaudy stats after
the big win for Willett and XR 16:
- It’s the second straight European Tour win for
#TeamCallaway after Branden Grace defended his championship in Qatar
last week. And it’s our 3rd in the last four weeks.
- Callaway is now 1-2-3 on the European Tour’s
Race to Dubai: Henrik Stenson, Grace and
- Danny has now won 3 times in the last 14
- He entered the week at #20 in the world, and
could potentially move into the top 15 next week. He
would join fellow Callaway staffers Stenson, Patrick
Reed, Jim Furyk and Grace inside the top 15.
- He is now one of the leading frontrunners to
make the European Tour Ryder Cup team.
Congrats to Danny, and to the XR 16 on the first
of many wins.