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Phil Mickelson discusses his equipment setup and what he’s tinkering with for The Match

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Ahead of Sunday’s “The Match: Champions for Charity”, Phil Mickelson appeared on the Callaway Golf Podcast where he revealed his approach equipment-wise for the contest.

Mickelson took down Woods in the first edition of The Match and revealed on the podcast his bag breakdown and how course conditions will impact his decision making and strategy this Sunday.

‘I have the Apex Pro short irons, eight, nine, and wedge. And then I have the Epic Forged Irons that hit the ball a little higher for the four, five, six and seven. The questions that I have are, do I use a 2-iron or a 5-wood, I haven’t played the golf course so I don’t know do I want to hit that 2-iron that I can hit low if it’s really windy and I need to get the ball down on the ground and run, I’ll use a 2-iron. If there’s some Par-5s or some holes that I need a little more carry, I’ll use the 5-wood…’

As far as equipment tinkering for Sunday’s contest, the five-time major champion explained on the show that he’s been looking to improve all areas of his driver, with a switch to a ‘slightly softer shaft’ being one of the primary changes which he says allows him to swing more freely.

‘I’m really excited with some of the changes I’ve made – one in my golf swing setup, one in the driver head itself, as well as the shaft. And going to a slightly softer shaft allows me to square the clubhead up a lot easier.

So my miss with the driver is left. And this slightly softer shaft gets the clubhead to square up a little bit easier through impact, so I don’t have to use my hands as much.

And my miss really isn’t left anymore, it’s actually right (if anything), which is going to take some getting used to. But one of the things that allows me to play a little bit more the way I like to play, which is swinging the clubhead and not really thinking about positions. It allows me to swing freely with the driver. So those changes I think are allowing me to drive it much straighter.’

Check out the clubs Mickelson and Woods will use on Sunday in our WITB piece.

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Gianni is the Assistant Editor at GolfWRX. He can be contacted at gianni@golfwrx.com. Follow him on Twitter @giannimosquito

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  1. Acemandrake

    May 22, 2020 at 11:18 am

    “And going to a slightly softer shaft allows me to square the clubhead up a lot easier.”

    Good tip

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