I’m watching Phil Mickelson’s pre-tournament interview right now. Phil is going to have an interesting club setup this week.
Phil will once again be playing a draw driver and fade driver. He’s taking out his sand wedge and says that since they lengthened Augusta National there are no more sand wedge approach shots for him. His draw driver is one he and Callaway specifically designed for The Masters. They’ve worked on it for six months.
64 degree wedge & no 3-wood
Phil will also be taking out his 3-wood and replacing it with a 64 degree wedge. He says that there was only one possible 3-wood shot for him on Augusta National, on #8. But he says if that shot presents itself, he’ll be using his fade driver off the ground.
Phil takes a poke at Vijay
Phil made a joke today saying that the greens never have spike marks. The joke being that Vijay Singh has previously complained that Phil was dragging his feet and messing up the greens.
Arnold Palmer ceremonial starter at The Masters