The biggest hitter at this week's Dean & Deluca Invitational isn't Jon Rahm or Sergio Garcia. It's Jamie Sadlowski.
An Arccos ambassador, Sadlowski made his name winning the RE/MAX Long Drive Championships in 2008 and 2009, but retired from that circuit last year to pursue a career in pro golf. In April, the 28-year-old secured his Mackenzie Tour card for a spot on the PGA Tour of Canada. This week, he'll make his PGA Tour debut at the Dean & Deluca Invitational after receiving one of two Champions' Choice exemptions. (According to the Star-Telegram, the two Champions’ Choice spots are "reserved each year for promising players who have yet to compete professionally at Colonial CC but have been identified as promising players in balloting by past tournament champions.")
"I needed a new challenge," Sadlowski told the MorningRead.com this week. "I didn't want to live with the regret of not trying."
Sadlowski's driving prowess is well-known, and Arccos 360 is able to provide precise statistics to show his dominance off the tee. Arccos' Tour Analytics platform uses an enhanced version of the Strokes Gained algorithm and offers a specific handicap for five categories: driving, approach, chipping, sand and putting. As seen below, Sadlowski's driving handicap is off the charts at +7.5! His Smart Distance for driver checks in at a whopping 339 yards.
Leading up to the tournament, Sadlowski was already taking advantage of Arccos Caddie to help him plot strategies off the tee at the historic Colonial Country Club. (If you are an Arccos user and have more than five rounds in the system, you can also see how you would fare at Colonial this week!)
Sadlowski tees off on Thursday at 1:39 p.m. CST alongside Brandon Hagy and Kevin Tway.
Here's a look at Sadlowski's equipment for the week, according to GolfWRX.com.
Driver: Callaway XR 16 Sub Zero (9.5 degrees)
Driving Irons: Callaway Apex UT (18 and 21 degrees)
Irons: Callaway Apex Pro (4-9 iron)
Wedges: Callaway MD3 Milled (50-10 S Grind, 56-10 S Grind, 60-08 C Grind)
Putter: Odyssey Works Jailbird
Golf Ball: Callaway Chrome Soft