Top 5: Ping Anser wins

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We take a look at the top 5 Major winners who used a Ping Anser putter..

We recently chatted to PING CEO John Solheim about the brands 50th anniversary of the Anser putter.

The Anser putter has been responsible for in excess of over 500 professional wins since 1966, and 19 Major championships.

We take a look at the top 5 wins with the Anser putter..

1- George Archer, US Masters 1969

AUGUSTA, GA - APRIL 1984: George Archer during the 1984 Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club on April 1984 in Augusta, Georgia. (Photo by Augusta National/Getty Images)

George Archer won 13 times on the PGA Tour, including the 1969 Masters. What was more special about this particular win, is that it was the first professional win using the Anser putter.

2- Seve Ballesteros, The Open 1984

Spanish golfer Severiano Ballesteros at the 34th hole during the World Matchplay Championship at Wentworth, 1984. His brother Vicente is acting as his caddy. (Photo by David Cannon/Getty Images)

Seve won five Major titles with an Anser putter, but his Open triumph at St Andrews in 1984 was arguably his most memorable.

Heading to the 18th tee needing a birdie, Ballesteros wedged to 15-feet and with his Anser putter in hand, rolled the birdie putt in.

A Tom Watson error on the Road Hole meant that the Spaniard had won his fourth Major title ahead of the American and Bernhard Langer.

3- Louis Oosthuizen, The Open 2010

ST ANDREWS, SCOTLAND - JULY 20: Louis Oosthuizen of South Africa lines up his birdie putt on the 18th green during the final round of the 144th Open Championship at The Old Course on July 20, 2015 in St Andrews, Scotland. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

The South African blew away the field at the home of golf back in 2010, when he won his maiden Major title with a 7-shot victory.

Only Tiger Woods with an eight-stroke victory on the Old Course in 2000 had won by more since 1913.

Oosthuizen made 20 birdies with his Anser putter over the four days and only six bogeys in treacherous conditions on the links.

4- Mark Calcavecchia, The Open 1989

1989: Portrait of Mark Calcavecchia of the USA holding the Claret Jug after winning the British Open at the Royal Troon Golf Club in Scotland. Calcavecchia won the event after a three way four hole play-off. Mandatory Credit: Allsport UK /Allsport

Mark Calcavvechia won his only Major title in a three-man playoff with Greg Norman and Wayne Grady.

With two birdies in the four playoff holes, Calcavvechia became the first American to win the Open in six years.

5- Bubba Watson, US Masters 2012 & 14

AUGUSTA, GA - APRIL 13: Adam Scott of Australia presents Bubba Watson of the United States with the green jacket after Watson won the 2014 Masters Tournament by a three-stroke margin at Augusta National Golf Club on April 13, 2014 in Augusta, Georgia. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images for Golfweek)

The exuberant Watson won two green jackets in three years using the Anser putter.

In 2012 he beat Louis Oosthuizen in a playoff to win his maiden Major title, and in 2014 he finished three shots ahead of Jonas Blixt and Jordan Spieth.

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