Odyssey and Wilson roll out special gear for Phoenix Open

John Holmes

If you can tear your eyes away from all the fun at the wacky 16th hole at TPC Scottsdale, there are a couple of interesting things to keep your eye on at the Waste Management Phoenix Open. First off, Odyssey has created special putter covers that reflect the tournament's green spirit -- in fact, the exterior of the covers is made of recycled material, and the brown color was inspired by paper grocery bags. The inspiration, according to Scott Goryl of Odyssey parent Callaway, is Waste Management's push to create a greener, more sustainable world. The covers, for both mallets and blades putters, will be found on the putters of several Odyssey staff players. Only about 100 were produced, and none will be sold at retail. Also, Wilson Golf is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year, and the company is marking the big occasion this week by outfitting its staff players with retro golf bags styled after those that its ambassadors -- incuding Gene Sarazen and Sam Snead -- used during the company's glory days. The red and white bags also feature the vintage Wilson Staff shield and retro branding. Padraig Harrington, Kevin Streelman and Ricky Barnes will be using the bags in Phoenix, while Paul Lawrie, Anthony Wall and Marcel Siem will do the same at the Omega Dubai Desert Classic. The Wilson Staff ambassadors are expected to use the bags for most of the year as well. Here is a better look at the bags and covers, courtesy of Wilson's and Odyssey's Twitter account:

--- Wilson Golf (@WilsonGolf) January 28, 2014

--- Odyssey Golf (@odysseygolf) January 29, 2014