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July 2014
Phil Mickelson

Adjust your game

Links golf is different than what we see on the PGA Tour on a weekly basis. The firm ground and strong winds in particular place an emphasis on keeping the ball low. It took a couple of decades of struggling for Phil Mickelson to really embrace changing his game plan and he was rewarded by winning a tournament many doubted he could win last year at Muirfield. "It really is a different shot pattern, different spin rates, a different vision of what the shot is and how to keep the ball not just down low but without spin," Mickelson said.
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