Despite a lengthy weather delay and Monday finish, Phil Mickelson overcame a three shot final round deficit to win his fifth Pebble Beach Pro-Am Championship. Lefty poured in seven birdies en route to a bogey-free 65 and used Chrome Soft X golf balls with Triple Track Technology, Epic Flash Sub Zero fairway wood and PM Grind wedges to do it.
Why Chrome Soft X? Phil continues to play Chrome Soft X on Tour specifically because of the ball speeds it promotes off the tee and the control with his irons and wedges. The performance starts with our groundbreaking Graphene-infused Dual SoftFast Core in a ball that promotes high-launch and low spin off the tee for long distance, soft feel, and incredible shot-stopping spin around the green.
Now what about those Triple Track lines on his ball? We’ve introduced Triple Track in our new ERC Soft Golf Ball, and this technology utilizes Vernier Hyper Acuity, the same visual technology used to land planes on aircraft carriers. It helps to improve alignment compared to a regular side stamp aid, and the Triple Track lines on the ball particularly help to promote better putting accuracy. It certainly helped Phil, as he led the field with 25 birdies.
What’s new about Phil’s PM Grind 19 Wedges? Phil co-created the PM Grind 19 Wedges with Callaway Chief Designer and legendary wedge maker Roger Cleveland. They worked on improvements to the PM Grind that make it easier to hit three essential shots Phil thinks every golfer needs: the knockdown, the hit and check, and the “Phlop”. These wedges feature offset groove-in-groove technology, and for the PM Grind 2019, Phil suggested machining the micro-grooves into the face at a 20º angle, making them perpendicular to the target-line, or close to it, when you open the face, promoting more spin on lob shots.
The new PM Grind 19 Wedges are available 2.15.