Sunday, September 27, 2009

Phil Mickelson Tour Championship A lot of golfers on the PGA Tour use custom-made clubs, but Phil Mickelson's 18° and 22° Callaway hybrids are truly unique. When I asked him about the 18° in June prior to the start of the U.S. Open at Bethpage, he told me, "This is a special club I actually made, taking the back part of the hybrid out so that I can open it way up and get through that thick rough."No other player on Tour has one, although a few Callaway staff players have tried one at the company's headquarters in Carlsbad, Calif. But don't hold your breath hoping that Callaway is going to make a version of the club available anytime soon. Justin Timberlake, who is a paid member of the Callaway Golf staff, also tried a Mickelson-spec hybrid at the company's test center and loved it. After asking Callaway representatives if he could have it, he was politely told no.Hey, if a guy who has dated Britney Spears and Cameron Diaz can't score one ...Here is a list of the clubs that Mickelson used to win at East Lake:DRIVER: Callaway FT-9 (7.5°) Tour hosel with Mitsubishi Fubuki 73 X shaftFAIRWAY WOOD:  Callaway Big Bertha Diablo (15°) with Mitsubishi Fubuki 73 X shaftHYBRID: Callaway PM prototype (18°, 22°) with Mitsubishi Diamana Thump X shaftIRONS: Callaway X Proto (5-PW) with Rifle Project X 7.0 shaftsWEDGES: Callaway X Tour Forged (56°, 60°, 64°) with Rifle Project X 7.0 shaftsPUTTER: Odyssey White Hot XG #9 BladeBALL: Callaway Tour ix

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