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The clubs Mickelson used to win the Open

blog-mickelson-clubs-290.jpgBy E. Michael Johnson

Just as he did at Merion GC during the U.S. Open, Phil Mickelson opted to not carry a driver at the British Open at Muirfield, using a standard-issue 13-degree Callaway X Hot 3Deep 3-wood (at 43.25 inches) as his longest club in the bag.

Related: Video: Phil talks equipment

The strategy paid off handsomely at the penultimate hole when Lefty reached Muirfield's final par 5 by using the club off the tee and again for the second shot into the green, leading to a birdie that all but assured victory. At the other end of his bag, Mickelson carried five wedges, including a Callaway Mack Daddy 2 64-degree model.

A look inside Mickelson's bag:

Ball: Callaway HEX Chrome + prototype

3-wood: Callaway X Hot 3Deep (Mitsubishi Fubuki K 70X), 13 degrees

Hybrid: Ping Anser, 17 degrees

Irons (4-PW): Callaway X Forged

Wedges: Callaway Jaws (52, 56 degrees); Callaway Mack Daddy 2 (60, 64 degrees)

Putter: Odyssey Versa #9

 

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