Titleist has announced that it will be making Justin Thomas’ inspired Scotty Cameron Phantom X5.5 putters available as part of a limited edition release.
Thomas has been a Titleist Brand Ambassador every since he first made his steps into the pro ranks and this limited-release model pays homage to his incredible success.
Scotty Cameron has designed this Phantom X5.5 to the specifications of the trusted gamer that Thomas has used in capturing 12 of his 13 PGA Tour titles, including the 2017 PGA Championship, and most recently, the 2020 WGC-FedEx St. Jude Invitational.
Scotty has created only 2,020 of these stunning putters that will be available globally.
To commemorate this special release, Scotty and team created a “Circle JT” emblem that is engraved on the heel of the putter face.
“Justin Thomas is one of those unique players who only comes around once or twice in a generation,” Cameron said.
He continued, “he first visited the Putter Studio as a young amateur when he played a Newport 2. JT loved that traditional putter look. But even after getting his first tour win with the blade, he started to consider a change.
"He poked around our putter bag on the Tour Van and was initially drawn to the Futura X5 – the compact mallet shape really suited his eye. After some back-and-forth discussions, I welded him a small slant neck as a prototype setup – and here we are, 12 PGA Tour wins later and still counting with the same putter.”
The multi-material head with solid face technology features a standard-milled solid 303 stainless steel face that extends through the wings, while the 6061 aircraft aluminium sole plate allows for superior weight distribution to increase MOI and stability.
The tour-winning setup is crafted at 34.5 inches with 10-gram customisable stainless steel heel and toe weights for proper balance and increased stability throughout the stroke.
What makes this putter a little bit extra special for a Scotty is the welded small slant neck that has been hand welded on every putter like JT’s original prototype. This provides increased toe flow that isn’t always the norm with the mallet head style.
“This was an extremely cool project for me to work on with Scotty. When I first saw the 5.5, I immediately noticed how nicely it sits down on the green,” said Thomas.
He added: “The neck just makes it sit so square. In the beginning, I was only thinking it would give me something different to look at for a couple weeks – yet here I am - four-something years later and still using it. So, I guess it’s worked out pretty well.”
With only a limited run of 2,020 Inspired by Justin Thomas putters available from September 22 at select Titleist authorised retailers worldwide, it comes as little surprise to see these putters come with a substantial £849 price tag.