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