April 8 2013
Phil Mickelson hinted following the second round of the Shell Houston Open that he was going to test a "special club" the week before the Masters.
"We have a special club we're making that I'll be hitting on Monday," Mickelson said. "So, we'll see."
Mickelson and Callaway wouldn't divulge the details surrounding the club, but according to Golfweek's David Dusek, the USGA's Conforming Driver List gave an indication of what the three-time Masters winner could have up his sleeve.
Listed in the USGA's database was an X-Hot wood called "Phrankenwood." The club doesn't have a listed loft and the pictures don't give you an idea if the club is another driving 3-wood -- like the recently released 3Deep model Mickelson started using at the Northern Trust Open -- or a driver with a twist.
Regardless, it looks Phrankenwood could be Mickelson's "special club." No word yet if Mickelson will put it in play this week at the Masters, but there's a good chance he'll be testing it early in the week to see if it's worth putting in the bag for the first round.