There are only those elite few professional golfers who receive the perks of unique golf equipment, and after his triumph at the Open Championship three weeks ago, Darren Clarke became one of them.
Darren not only gets to keep the Claret Jug for a year while pocketing a cool R10 million, but he received another reward last week at the Irish Open when his TaylorMade Penta TP golf balls were given to him with the number 140 printed on them. This was to commemorate his victory at the 140th Open Championship played in Royal St George’s three weeks ago.
In doing this, he joined an elite club of TaylorMade staff professionals who have unique numbers printed on their golf balls, and they are:
Dustin Johnson – #1 – Dustin has this as he enjoys one-putting.
Martin Kaymer – #59 – This was the lowest score that Martin shot while playing on the Challenge Tour.
Edoardo Molinari – #11 – This is Edoardo’s lucky number. He also has the Japanese logo on the side representing his nickname ‘Dodo’.
Peter Hanson – #17 – This is Peter’s lucky number as his son was born at 17:17 on the 17th.
Peter Hedblom – #14 – This was Peter’s hockey number when he played back home in Sweden.
Can you think of any other special numbers professionals have printed on their golf balls and why they have it?