13 Players Switch to New Lethal Golf Ball at 2013 Sony OpenJanuary 13, 2013
Honolulu, HAWAII — The only Tour ball worthy of being called TaylorMade made its 2013 PGA Tour debut at the Sony Open this weekend in Honolulu and already 13 professionals switched to Lethal. Designed to further maximize distance, extend the second stage of flight, and control spin and aerodynamics when playing into the wind, Lethal’s advanced 322-dimple design helps set it apart from the PENTA TP5 and already we’re seeing the performance validation with our Tour Staff professionals.
One of the first players to make the switch into the new ball was TaylorMade Tour Staff professional Pat Perez, who took advantage of Lethal’s improved performance characteristics in the considerable Kona winds that gusted around Waialae Country Club throughout the weekend in Honolulu. Perez’s second-round 63 highlighted a masterful start to his 2013 season, as he carded four sub-70 rounds en route to a T9 finish at the Sony Open.
Other notable switches into the Lethal golf ball include 2012 Web.Com Player of the Year Casey Wittenberg, who made his PGA Tour debut with the new ball in his bag at the Sony Open, as well as Justin Leonard, Boo Weekley, Rory Sabbatini and Brian Harman. Formerly listed under the prototype name “Project 5,” the official product name Lethal hit the USGA conforming list at the outset of the New Year and we expect to see it in a lot more bags this week at the Humana Challenge.
Already a winner on Tour, Lethal features five separate layers that provide a layer for every shot, optimizing spin and launch through the bag. Although the ball isn’t scheduled to hit shelves until February 1, stay tuned to Tour Diaries for more updates as Lethal makes its way into more Tour bags in the weeks ahead.
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