Mickelson using TaylorMade SLDR driver

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The left-hander amassed 2 of his 2.5 Presidents Cup points using TaylorMade's new model. Callaway gave him permission...

Phil Mickelson was spotted using a TaylorMade SLDR driver at the Presidents Cup.

The American, who is contracted with Callaway, used a blacked-out version of the new club at Muirfield Village after being given the green light by his sponsors.

According to GolfWRX, the brand told the left-hander he was free to use whatever driver he wished as they were still working on their forward-CG driver.
The World No 3 is notoriously difficult to fit into a driver due to his various struggles with the club and he regularly swaps between Callaway’s current models and a deep-faced, strong-lofted 3 wood. The TaylorMade SLDR features an adjustable weight system close to the face to reduce spin and, although suitable for a wide range of players, it is particularly suited to better players who launch the ball high, like Mickelson.

The World No 3 is notoriously difficult to fit into a driver due to his various struggles with the club and he regularly swaps between Callaway’s current models and a deep-faced, strong-lofted 3 wood.

It’s not the first time the 43-year-old has ventured into another brand’s range – he is using a Ping Anser hybrid.

RELATED: Read our review of the TaylorMade SLDR driver

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