Hybrid clubs aren’t just for the amateurs. Even professional golfers have them in their bags too. Here are some golf personalities who have been in love with the hybrids.
Also known as “El Niño”, Sergio Garcia Fernandez is a 35-year-old Spanish professional golfer from the PGA Tour and the European Tour. He turned professional back in 1999 and had already achieved 27 professional wins.
His first European Tour title was in July 1999 at the Irish Open. He was the youngest ever to play in the Ryder Cup. He used hybrid clubs in The Barclays Scottish Open in 2007.
He had his bad year in 2009 when he ranked 74th on the PGA Tour money list. This continued to 2010 when he decided to take a break and miss the 2010 Ryder Cup. He got back in the game in 2011.
Although residing in England, United Kingdom, he actually was from Johannesburg, South Africa. The 45-year-old golfer whose full name is Theodore Ernest Els, turned professional in 1989. However, he joined his first tour, the European Tour, in 1992. He already had accumulated 68 professional wins but his first major win was with the U.S. Open in 1994 where he was initially ties with Colin Montgomerie and Loren Roberts. He signed with a hybrid clubs manufacturer back in 2014 and used it in his summer tournament.
He was known as “The Big Easy” due to his tall stature and fluid swing.
He topped the 2003 and 2004 European Tour Merit of Order and also won the “World Match Play Championship” seven times.
3.Justin Peter Rose
This 35-year-old golfer won his first major championship at the 2013 U.S. Open where he was the first English player to win a major since 1996 and was the first to win in the U.S. Open since 1970. He garnered 18 professional wins since he started in 1998. He was seen using one of the hybrid clubs during the 2014 Scottish Open.
Philip Alfred Mickelson is a 45-year-old professional golfer from San Diego, California. He is also known as “Lefty” because of his left-handed swing even though he is actually right-handed. He had learned this style bymirroring his father’s right-handed style.
He first joined in 1992 shortly after graduating college. Since then, he had amassed 51 professional wins. He has been inducted in the World Golf Hall of Fame since May 2012 and also into the National Italian American Sports Hall of Fame in 2008.
In 2014, he missed the cut at the Masters, the first time since 1997.
He is seen using hybrid clubs since winning at the Arnold Palmer Invitational in 2007 and at the Farmers Insurance Open in February 2015.
Victor is only 25 years old and is from Cannes, France. He turned professional in 2010 after playing in The Open Championship and had won 2 professional wins. in addition, he had won several amateur competitions such as the 2009 European Amateur.
One of the highlights in his budding career is when he finished third place at the 2009 Allianz EurOpen de Lyon. He was seen using hybrids in the 2014 Ryder Cup.
James Frederick Webb Simpson is a 30-year-old professional golfer from Raleigh, North Carolina. He turned professional in 2008 and had won 4 professional titles. He had placed second place twice on the Nationwide Tour. He finished second on the PGA Tour’s money list in 2011. He was also a member of the 2011 Presidents Cup team.
In 2014, he was selected by Tom Watson for the 2014 Ryder Cup where he finished with a 0-1-1 record using a hybrid club.
Zachary Harris Johnson is a 39-year-old golfer from Iowa, US. He had turned professional back in 1998 and had 28 professional wins up his sleeve. In the 2014 Ryder Cup, he won using a hybrid club.