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January 31 2013

8:54 AM

Mickelson puts new driver in bag

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By Jonathan Wall, PGATOUR.COM Equipment Insider

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — The equipment changes keep coming for Phil Mickelson. On Wednesday at the Waste Management Phoenix Open Pro-Am, the four-time major winner showed up with a new Callaway RAZR Fit Xtreme driver in the bag.

After using a 9.5-degree RAZR Fit last year to win the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro Am, Mickelson decided to switch things up and put a RAZR Hawk Tour driver in the bag.

The RAZR Hawk Tour was still in the bag for the first two events of 2013, but according to Mickelson, a recent session with the new RAZR Fit Xtreme a couple days before the start of the Waste Management Phoenix Open led him to believe it was time to switch to one of Callaway's latest driver offerings.

"This RAZR Fit Xtreme is one of the hottest driver I've seen as far as keeping the spin down, easy to hit, and I just gave it a try here the other day, and I hit it significantly better than what I've been hitting," Mickelson said on Wednesday. "I'm excited about having it this week, just driving the ball better."

Over the first month of the season, Mickelson has tried out a couple new clubs, including a Versa #9 putter at the Humana Challenge, and a Callaway X Hot Prototype fairway wood at the Farmers Insurance Open. 

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