KIAWAH ISLAND, S.C. -- Phil Mickelson's trip to the British Open was cut a few days short after he missed the cut at Royal Lytham and St. Annes, but while he was in England he spied a putter in the Callaway truck that caught his eye. Now it has a place in his golf bag, but getting it there was no easy task.
The putter is an Odyssey ProType 18ix, a half-mallet that Odyssey sells only in Japan, but Mickelson was smitten by the shape and thought it might help him avoid pushing and pulling putts more effectively than his blade putter. He also liked the high-toed look and the face insert, which is very similar to the insert in Odyssey White Hot putters.
There was just one problem with the club -- it was only made in right-handed versions.
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