This week, we’re going to take a break from our Evolution in Golf Series to congratulate Ernie Els on his fantastic performance at the PGA TOUR Champions Dominion Energy Charity Classic at The Country Club of Virginia’s James River Course in Richmond, VA this past weekend.
Ernie used the Bloodline Vale putter and was #1 in putts per round for the third round, needing only 21 putts to shoot a bogey-free 63 that included nine birdies. He finished at 11-under and tied for 4th place, moving him up from No. 5 to No. 3 in the Charles Schwab Cup standings.
“We would like to congratulate Ernie on shooting a 63, tying the course record, and being No. 1 in putts per round during the third round of the Dominion Energy Charity Classic,” said Brad Adams, Bloodline CEO. “We are thrilled for him and excited that he trusts our technology and the design of our Vale putter to put it in play on the PGA TOUR Champions.”
Els first played Bloodline's original R1-J blade putter in mid-2017 and was the first player to use Bloodline in a major championship when he played it in the U.S. Open at Erin Hills in 2017. He finished 2017 ranked #4 in the statistical category "Total Putting" on the PGA Tour.
“I fell in love with the feel and roll the first time I used the putter,” said Els. “Then, the more I worked with the Bloodline technology, the more I felt like it was helping my confidence and also my consistency. I’m very impressed with the putter technology and happy to be using the Vale putter during my record-tying round at the Dominion Energy Charity Classic.”
Els, who was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame in 2011, is a four-time major champion (1994, 1997 U.S. Open; 2002, 2012 Open Championship) and a former World No. 1 in the Official World Golf Rankings. “The Big Easy” is a 19-time PGA TOUR winner and was named European Tour Player of the Year on three occasions (1994, 2002, 2003).
Bloodline Golf has set a new standard in putter performance thanks to its patented technology which includes a carbon fiber shaft/grip combination that is unlike any other putter shaft in the world. This is the first stand-up putter technology that has been validated with numerous tour victories.
All Bloodline putters feature interchangeable/adjustable components. The ability to interchange a variety of shaft/hosel combinations and lengths and lies enables golfers of all levels and putting styles to easily get the proper fit.
Our Vale putters are made in the U.S. so there is no problem with shipping delays which means they are available for immediate delivery.