Phil Ties Lowest Major Round Ever…So What’s in His Bag?


Phil Mickelson thrilled the golf world on Thursday at Royal Troon when he fired a course-record 63 to tie the lowest round in major championship history (can we call it a 62 1/2?…we’re still not over that putt on 18!). Playing with an XR 16 Sub Zero Driver, a Chrome Soft golf ball, an Odyssey Versa #9 Putter, and all Callaway in the bag, Phil poured in eight birdies (zero bogeys) in his quest for his 6th career major.

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Here’s what he’s playing this week:
*Editor’s Note: Yes, we realize that all the clubs pictured below are righty. And yes, we realize that Lefty is indeed a lefty. Now that we’ve cleared the air, you may continue on…

XR 16 Sub Zero (8.5°)

XR 16 Sub Zero (8.5°)

Phil has played the XR 16 Sub Zero Driver since the beginning of the year and according to Callaway Tour Reps, the main benefit Phil is experiencing is his ability to produce low spin and still launch high, a combination that leads to more distance for him. Additionally, the CG bias allows him to control his shot shape nicely and minimize big misses off line. His gamer features weight ports to help control spin rate.

XR 16 Pro (14°)

XR 16 Pro (14°)

Phil's using a Fubuki K 70 Prototype Shaft.

Apex UT 21°

Apex UT 21°

Tee, fairway, rough or bunker...no lie is too difficult for Phil and his Apex UT.

X-Forged 13 Irons (4-PW)

X-Forged 13 Irons (4-PW)

Phil's using KBS Tour V 125 shafts.

PM-Grind Wedges (56°, 60°, 64°)

PM-Grind Wedges (56°, 60°, 64°)

The short game wizard helped design PM-Grind Wedges (hence the name) with Roger Cleveland and currently ranks 12th in total scrambling on TOUR.

Odyssey Versa #9

Odyssey Versa #9

Phil's a #9 head shape purist, and he's back with the putter he used to win the '13 Open Championship. How good has he been this season with it? He currently ranks 4th on Tour in strokes-gained putting.

A Chrome Soft Ball

A Chrome Soft Ball

Phil's been playing a Chrome Soft golf ball this year too, and Callaway Tour Reps say that he likes the ball because of its soft feel, the low spin off the driver, and how easy it is to control his irons. Phil is part of a long list of players including Danny Willett, Lydia Ko, Wes Bryan, Danny Lee, Marc Leishman, Jim Furyk, and Patrick Reed who are using a Chrome Soft on Tour.

Listen to Phil describe his entire fitting process and how clubs make it into his bag below

Here’s Phil’s final putt in case you inexplicably missed it:

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