Who else would you want to hit the shot but Phil Mickelson? Who else could pull it off like he did? It was brilliant. It was thrilling. It was an “oh wow”, jump-out-of-your-seat moment. It was everything we love about watching Phil, and he did it all with a new Mack Daddy 2 Wedge.
Mickelson sealed his playoff win at the Scottish Open on Sunday with one of the most unforgettable pitch shots of the year. Playing his third shot with a Mack Daddy 2 and a HEX Chrome+ Golf Ball on the first playoff hole, Lefty’s ball landed just below the hole, bounced forward, and spun back to tap-in range for an easy birdie and his second worldwide win this year.
“It was a shot that I’ve practiced many, many times,” Mickelson said. “I was able to pull it off when I needed it.” He used a 60° Mack Daddy 2 on the incredible pitch that ultimately helped him close out the win.
Crafted by Callaway Chief Designer Roger Cleveland, this Tour tested wedge design has larger grooves to provide more spin and control from everywhere.
In addition to the Mack Daddy 2 Wedge and a HEX Chrome+ Ball, Phil also played an X Hot 3Deep Fairway Wood, his X Hot Pro Phrankenwood, X Forged Irons and an Odyssey Versa #9 White Putter. He shot 66-70-66-69 to finish at 17-under and defeated fellow Callaway staffer Branden Grace in sudden death.
Grace played a new FT Optiforce Driver (440cc) during the week. In the two weeks since it was first introduced on Tour, FT Optiforce has already become our #1 Driver at back-to-back PGA Tour events and at the Scottish Open, where there were 15 in play.
With his win on Sunday, Mickelson moved to fifth in the world golf rankings. He’ll now set his sights on capturing a major win at Muirfield, and knowing Phil his wedge play should play a key role.
You can get a full wedgeducation for the Mack Daddy 2 now on our Callaway Wedgeducation page, featuring tips and insights from Roger Cleveland. And stay tuned for continued Wedgeducation this week!
We’ve got the #CallawayTalks on Mack Daddy 2 for you here too.