Phil Mickelson + Ernie Els switch to new Callaway muscle backs

mulligan, 10 January 2008, Comments Off on Phil Mickelson + Ernie Els switch to new Callaway muscle backs
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Phil Mickelson writes on his blog:

“Augusta National has special meaning for anyone who plays there but two other major venues have special meaning for me this year. I played high school tournaments at Torrey, my first PGA Tour event as an amateur and won my first event as a pro there. I played my first British Open at Royal Birkdale in ‘91. I opened with 77 and I think I was beating one guy but I came back with 67 to make the cut. The thing I remember about the ‘96 Open at Oakland Hills was more than 100 guys making the cut, which is still an Open record by far. I don’t think that’ll be the case at the PGA this August.

“I’m making a couple of equipment adjustments this season. No one makes them unless they think they’re going to improve, but I had success in China the second week I had the new Callaway muscleback irons in my bag. And I’m really excited about the new balls, the Tour i and Tour ix, which will be my primary ball. It’s a softer version of the HX Tour, it goes slightly farther and the softer cover gives me more control with both my irons and wedges around the greens that I think will lead to lower scores.”

Ernie Els writes on his blog:

“The biggest single goal that I have left in this game is to win the career Grand Slam – to win all four majors at least once – before I’m done. It’s important I do everything in my power to make that goal achievable.

“Talking of goals, it was around this time last year that I made clear my three-year plan to catch Tiger at the top of the Official World Golf Rankings. So, where are we at? Well, I’ve improved my ranking. But to be honest, 2007 didn’t go as well as I had originally hoped or anticipated. Despite some of the disappointments during the last 12 months, I do still feel that I have made some significant improvements.

“Moving to Callaway has been a good decision and I’ve found they are a great company to work with. I’ve given the guys on Tour some feedback over the last six months or so and the company has really delivered, big time. The muscle-back blades they’ve given me are fantastic and the square-headed driver is still going well.”


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