Mickelson Makes Sunday Move, Reed Posts Solo Fifth
Phil Mickelson capped off his thrilling comeback bid on Sunday with a dead-on approach shot on the 72nd hole that nearly dropped for an eagle 2. The Callaway staffer ultimately “settled” for a tap-in birdie to close out his T2 finish, a great Sunday charge, and a successful week at the FedEx St. Jude Classic, his last tournament before the major championship at Merion.
Mickelson played an X Hot 3Deep Fairway Wood (13°), X Forged Irons, a new version of the HEX Chrome+ Golf Ball and an Odyssey Versa #9 White Putter. And here’s a power stat for you…the four-time major winner AVERAGED 314.4 yards per drive at TPC Southwind. With his T2 showing in Memphis, he moved up to 5th place in the FedExCup standings.
Mickelson’s strong performance could have even bigger implications this week as he prepares for Merion. His swing is dialed in, his course management is on point and more than anything he just looks confident. He should be right in it on Sunday at Merion.
While Mickelson stole the spotlight during the final round, new Callaway staffer Patrick Reed took solo fifth place for his best finish of the year. After joining the Callaway team just a few weeks ago, he’s quickly moved into an X Hot 3 Deep Fairway Wood (14.5°), RAZR X Muscleback Irons, a HEX Chrome+ Golf Ball, and an Odyssey White Hot Pro Putter.
The 22-year-old Reed has told our Tour Reps that the X Hot 3Deep has a great ball flight and is easy to hit off the fairway. He also loves the soft feel of the White Hot insert on his putter and likes that it feels a little slower off the face compared to his previous gamer. For Patrick, slower is better because he feels he can be more aggressive with his stroke. Keep an eye on him as the season moves along; he’s got serious game.
Odyssey Wins LPGA Championship, Pressel T3
The White Ice Sabertooth Putter captured a playoff win at the Wegmans LPGA Championship for Odyssey’s second LPGA major win and third U.S. major victory this year. The #1 Putter in golf dominated the leaderboard with the win, second place and Morgan Pressel’s T3 finish.
Pressel ended the championship one shot out of the playoff and delivered her best performance of the year with an X Hot Pro Driver (9.5°), X Hot Pro 3-wood, RAZR Fit Xtreme 7-wood, two X Hot Pro Hybrids and X Forged Irons. She was a factor all throughout the tournament and her game continues to translate well on tight, championship level courses.
Bjorn 2nd At Lyoness Open
Thomas Bjorn posted his second straight top-4 finish and third top-10 in his last four starts at the Lyoness Open. He played a RAZR Fit Xtreme 3-wood, a HEX Black Tour Ball and a new Odyssey Tank Putter on his way to a solo second place finish. Bjorn has been a top-10 machine lately, much like he’s been throughout his illustrious career, and has been in the mix at venues that set up for low scoring. The man just seems to play well week in and week out.
Have You Heard? There’s A Major This Week!
We’re fired up for Merion, we know you are too, and we’ll be coming at you all week with the latest Callaway news from the major championship. We’ve got a special preview podcast up with Callaway Tour Rep Mike Sposa, a Callaway Talks in the works and of course great images coming soon from @hashtagchad. It should be a great week!