Phil Mickelson made his PGA Tour Champions debut in style, winning the Charles Schwab Series at Ozarks National and equaling the 54-hole scoring record. Take a look inside his winning Callaway bag.
WINNING SCORE: 22 under, 191.
DRIVER: Callaway MAVRIK Sub Zero with 9˚ loft, fitted with KBS TD 60 shaft.
3-WOOD: Callaway MAVRIK Sub Zero 3+ with 13.5˚ loft, with KBS TD 80 shaft.
IRONS: X Forged Utility (2-iron), Epic Forged (4-iron to 6-iron), Apex Pro (7-iron) and Apex MB (8-iron to pitching wedge), with KBS Tour V 125 shafts.
WEDGES: Mack Daddy PM Grind (54˚, 60˚ & 64˚), with KBS Tour V 125 shafts.
PUTTER: Odyssey White Hot XG PM.
BALL: Chrome Soft X Triple Track.
- Mickelson made a splash in his PGA Tour Champions debut after turning 50 earlier this year and bowing out of the PGA Tour’s Playoffs. The left hander’s driving was always likely to be an advantage when teeing it up with the over 50s, his average distance 323.7 yards tied for the longest of the week, while his nearly 75 percent of fairways allowed for plenty of birdie chances. His MAVRIK driver has been in the bag since January, however the five-time major champion switched to a KBS shaft since the US PGA Championship.
- Well known to experiment with equipment, Mickelson takes the popularity of combination iron sets on Tour to another level by carrying four models in his set from 2-iron to pitching wedge. Designed to perform certain jobs, the 50-year-old moves from a hollow body utility long iron, to multi-material Epic Forged irons, followed by a cavity back 7-iron and finally muscle back blade short irons. The unique combination helping him to hit nearly 90 percent of greens over the three rounds.
- Having switched putters regularly throughout the second half of his career, Mickelson opted for a traditional heel shaft blade putter that was synonymous with his early days as a professional and amateur having used a mallet model last week in Boston. Mickelson’s flatstick notably having some remnants of lead tape on neck during the US PGA a few weeks ago, while his win is the second for Callaway’s Chrome Soft X Triple Track this week after Australian Curtis Luck was victorious on the Korn Ferry Tour.
QUOTE: “I haven't been called ‘young’ in a long time. Everybody out on Tour calls me the ‘old man’, which is totally cool. I had a lot of fun here, I really did. I'm hopeful to play in some more, too, but I also want to use this as a way to get sharp for the regular Tour and for the majors.” – Phil Mickelson.