Driver key to Lefty’s successFebruary 22, 2012 Golf News
Phil Mickelson says his impressive recent run of form is down to his new Callaway driver...
In his last two PGA Tour appearances, three-time Masters champion Phil Mickelson has a win and a runner-up finish.
The popular American – who is skipping this week’s WGC Match Play to spend time with his children – told the Callaway Tour Blog that the company’s new RAZR Fit driver is to thank for his recent run of form.
The club is the Callaway’s first adjustable big-dog and has a gorgeous, compact head ideal for better players.
“It makes hitting shots off the tee a lot easier,” said the left-hander.
“I hit it longer, I hit it straighter, and I feel as though I don’t have to manipulate the club. I can just stand up and swing and the ball is going to go straight.
“I don’t know how the physics of this work, but usually when I hit, I’m able to hit a high, long ball off the tee and I’m also able to hit a low, controlled cut shot off the tee to get to the fairway.
“Usually it’s one or the other – usually a driver is not able to hit both. I don’t know what they did with the physics of it, but it allows me to hit every shot I’m trying to hit off the tee.”
The stats show a minimal increase in accuracy off the tee against last year, but Mickelson says his misses are much less severe than before – when he strays from the fairway, it isn’t by much.