Callaway RAZR X Muscleback Irons
PUETZ GOLF PRICE: $874.95
As with any major championship win, Ernie Els’ come-from-behind victory at the 2012 Open Championship sent golfers around the world scrambling to the web and golf magazines to learn what hot new sticks the Big Easy was swinging in England.
Those golfers were surprised to learn that, unlike many of his fellow Tourmates, Els’ clubs weren’t some fancy prototype or 2013 release — in fact, they weren’t even released in the last 12 months.
As he has for over a year (an eternity in the pro golf world), Els was playing Callaway’s RAZR X Muscleback irons, premier sticks targeted specifically at the game’s premier players. Forged from carbon steel, the Musclebacks are a players’ iron all the way, with a thin sole, narrow topline, short blade length, smaller clubhead and more tightly-spaced, Tour CC grooves for increased spin and control.
Honestly, it’s almost unfair to put a club like this in the hands of a golfer with the skill to use it — but those sweet shots, and sleek blades, sure are a beautiful sight to see.