The Loop

The Loop

The clubs Mickelson used to win the Open

July 21, 2013

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.

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