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Phil Mickelson WITB 2014



Equipment is accurate as of the PGA Championship (8/7/14). 

Driver: Big Bertha Alpha (8.5 degrees)
Settings: Neutral lie angle, +1 degree of loft, Gravity Core down
Shaft: Mitsubishi Rayon Fubuki J 60X

3 Wood: Callaway X Hot 2Deep
Shaft: Mitsubishi Rayon Fubuki K 70X

Hybrid: Callaway X2 Hot Pro (18 degrees)
Shaft: Mitsubishi Rayon Kuro Kage Black 90X
Length: 41 inches

Irons: Callaway X-Forged ’13 (4-PW)
Shafts: KBS Tour-V 125X

Wedges: Callaway Mack Daddy 2 Tour Grind (56-11T), Callaway Mack Daddy 2 (60-12U), Ping Eye2 XG (64)
Shafts: KBS Tour-V 125X

Putter: Odyssey White Hot XG PM blade
Grip: SuperStroke Slim 3.0 (Black/White)

Ball: Callaway SR-3



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  1. tom

    Jan 14, 2015 at 9:42 am

    apex pro are great irons… just have to know how to swing.

  2. kevin

    Dec 23, 2014 at 3:37 pm

    Does anyone know Phils bounce setups on his wedges? I’m sure he probably changes them depending on course conditions and setup? What’s his standard?

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  4. Nathan

    Aug 10, 2014 at 9:49 pm

    Update Pictute of his new putter please!

  5. Shawn

    May 6, 2014 at 7:15 pm

    Does anyone know if Phil plays standard length irons?

  6. HD

    May 5, 2014 at 7:51 pm

    Watched him hit the 18* hybrid onto the front fringe on #14 at quail hollow. The shot went 302 yards according to shotlink.

  7. The infidel

    May 5, 2014 at 6:06 am

    With a 75 and a 76 on the cards and more missed putts from 3 feet than my grandmother I don’t see the relevance of this being a headline bag.

    Also he’s using a PE2 wedge to circumvent the tours rules on grooves. Plenty on the net on this. It’d be a slazenger #45 wood if it had non conforming grooves he could use.

    • Colonel Angus

      May 6, 2014 at 7:51 am

      The Ping eye 2 XG wedge is a new offering from ping, different than the old +. Has conforming grooves

  8. scott f

    May 4, 2014 at 9:46 pm

    2013 x forged are better irons than the Apex Pros

    • Pat

      Nov 8, 2014 at 6:29 pm

      I agree. That’s why there so many people putting up their apex/apex pros for sale on ebay. I went in for a custom fitting from Dave from tour custom to try tour issue apex pros amongst other irons. Very disappointed. Was clicky and didn’t like the way they felt. Not that it really matters, but they were consistently 8 yards shorter as well. Very shitty offering from Callaway.

  9. Josh

    May 4, 2014 at 11:23 am

    I see one apex iron in the bag ? I’m assuming it’s a 3 or 4 iron ???

    • Zak Kozuchowski

      May 4, 2014 at 11:29 am


      He has taken the Apex 3 iron out of the bag to add another wedge (Callaway X-Forged ’13 PW) this week. The club list is 100 percent accurate, but for a golfer who changes clubs as much as Phil, it’s hard to always provide matching photos.

  10. LorenRobertsFan

    May 4, 2014 at 12:56 am

    I bet Callaway is glad he replaced the Anser hybrid

  11. Chris Gorczyca

    Mar 31, 2014 at 10:27 am

    Does Phil ever play the same set of clubs for two consecutive weeks? The ultimate tinkerer.

  12. nc

    Mar 27, 2014 at 8:57 pm

    That putter has like 2+ shaft offset… crazy! serious forward presser right there.

  13. ApertureF1

    Mar 27, 2014 at 5:47 pm

    I wonder why he switched from the apex pro back to the x forged

    • Jeff

      Aug 12, 2014 at 4:11 pm

      I don’t think he ever got comfortable with the Apex Forged. I saw him hit one on Sunday at the PGA, a long iron, but I haven’t seen Phil with Apex Pro’s yet. X forged 2013 since last year

    • Pat

      Nov 8, 2014 at 6:31 pm

      Because they suck. I tried them at a custom fitting. Very clicky and short. Ever notice how there are a lot of apex pros on ebay?

  14. Brad

    Mar 27, 2014 at 1:54 pm

    The Ping wedge is in the first pic – has lead tape covering the logo. Bottom rt corner. Love it that he’s using an old PE2.

    • Nick

      May 6, 2014 at 3:09 pm

      Its actually a new one with conforming grooves. Has the old look but no box grooves

  15. RG

    Feb 1, 2014 at 3:54 pm

    Nothing better off of a tight lie than a Ping Eye wedge. The sole grind and accented toe make it really easy to hit out of desert hard scrabble and tight fairways.

  16. RG

    Feb 1, 2014 at 3:48 pm

    I game Ping Eye 2+ S and L and I’ve always said there has been different designs, but no improvement on that club as far as chipping, pitching and trouble shots. It’s not the grooves, it’s the sole grind and toe accent that make it so solid and so versatile. Nice to see lefty agrees. Would like to see a picture though!
    One last thing, as far as he hits the Frankenwood and as much as he struggles with driver I’m amazed he keeps going back to it. I think it’s co-dependency!

  17. Tony

    Jan 31, 2014 at 7:25 pm

    No retail lefty 2deep!

  18. Alex

    Jan 31, 2014 at 10:50 am

    In one of the pictures you can see a P and a 64 degree wedges. I think he mixes stuff up all the time by taking one of the wedges out.

  19. LorenRobertsFan

    Jan 30, 2014 at 6:49 pm

    Nice! I have the KK in my XTD Super LS driver & 3 wood in stiff. Love it

    • Pat

      Nov 8, 2014 at 6:34 pm

      The fubuki k is a mediocre shaft. I had one in my bag 2 years ago and sprayed it everywhere but straight. I had friends on tour that hated it as well for the same reasons and it never even made their bag. Switched to a DI-7x and started hitting 300+yard bombs again. Don’t know how you can call the fubuki k a good shaft.

  20. Adam

    Jan 30, 2014 at 4:45 pm

    Doesn’t that leave a big gap between his *52 degree GW and his 9 iron, no PW?

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WITB GolfWRX Members Edition: GtiClay



Recently we put out the call for our members to submit their WITBs in our forum to be featured on the GolfWRX front page. Since then, our members have been responding in numbers!

Now it’s time to take a look at the bag of GtiClay.

*Full details on the submission process can be found here, and you can submit your WITB in this forum thread.*

Member: GtiClay

GtiClay WITB

“I used to do the WITB more often here. It’s been a REALLY long time. Maybe more than 10 years, and I, unfortunately have only 1 year where I played more than 20 rounds in a year since then. I’m gonna play more… a lot more in the coming years as I’m turning 48 this year and want to have a damn good birthday week at Bandon when I turn 50.

My goal is sub 5 handicap by then. I have still been mostly playing i3 blades and TM 300s. But I want to convert to ‘legal grooves’, so I just picked up my first new set of irons in maybe 15 years. The i210’s… so here’s my current WITB.”

Driver: TaylorMade M4 (10.5 degrees turned a bit to “lower” as I like a slightly open face at address)
Shaft: Ozik Matrix 80M Black Tie X @ 44.5″

3-wood: TaylorMade R9 paintbreak TI (15 degrees)
Shaft: Tipped Ozik Matrix 80M Black Tie X

5-wood: Tour Edge Exotics “ladies edition” (18 degrees)
Shaft: Tipped OG Aerotech SS85 X

Irons: Ping i210 (3-9i)
Shafts: KBS Tour 130X

Wedges: Ping Glide 3.0 46 @ 47*, 54 @ 53*
Shafts: KBS Tour 130X

Callaway PM grind 60*, shaft TBD

(note – this is cold weather setup.  I plan to drop the 3 wood and add my 2019 PM grind 58* and 64* with S400 when it warms up and I need it.)

Putter: Scotty Cameron JAT, TaylorMade Ghost Marenello 355g, both at 34″.

The JAT is somewhere else and due to Covid I haven’t been able to get it, but as soon as I can, I’ll put it into play.

Grip: Stock Pistol

Golf Ball: I love the Callaway HX balls in the wind, but will play most any premium urethane ball that is on sale.

Grips: Golf Pride Tour Velvet Cord BCT midsize with 2x extra tape.

Get submitting your WITB in our forum as we’ll be publishing more and more of them on our front page over the coming days and weeks.

Feel free to make it your own too by including some thoughts on your setup, your age, handicap, etc. Anything you feel is relevant!

Share your WITBs here.


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Collin Morikawa’s winning WITB: 2021 WGC Workday Championship at The Concession



Driver: TaylorMade SIM (8 degrees @8.5)
Shaft: Mitsubishi Diamana D+ Limited 70 TX

3-wood: TaylorMade SIM Titanium (15 degrees @13.5)
Shaft: Mitsubishi Diamana D+ Limited 80 TX

5-wood: TaylorMade SIM2 (19 degrees)
Shaft: Mitsubishi Diamana D+ Limited 80 TX

Irons: TaylorMade P7MC (4-6), TaylorMade P730 (7-PW)
Shafts: True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue X100

Wedges: Titleist Vokey Design SM8 (52, 56-14F @55), TaylorMade MG2 (60)
Shafts: True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue S400

Putter: TaylorMade Spider FCG

Ball: TaylorMade TP5

Grips: Golf Pride Z-Grip Cord

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Branden Grace’s winning WITB: 2021 Puerto Rico Open



Driver: Callaway Epic Speed Triple Diamond (9 degrees)
Shaft: Mitsubishi Diamana TB 60 X

3-wood: Callaway Mavrik Sub Zero (16.5 degrees)
Shaft: Fujikura Ventus Blue 7 TX

Irons: Callaway Apex UT (3), Callaway X-Forged CB (4-PW)
Shafts: Fujikura Ventus Blue Hybrid 9 TX (3), Project X 6.5 LS

Wedges: Callaway Jaws MD5 (52-10S, 56-08C, 60-08C)
Shafts: True Temper Project X 6.5

Putter: Odyssey 2-Ball Ten

Ball: Titleist Pro V1

Grips: Golf Pride MCC

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