Phil Mickelson continues to tinker with clubs at Presidents Cup

Phil Mickelson has a new club in the bag this week at the Presidents Cup. (USATSI)
Phil Mickelson has a new club in the bag this week at the Presidents Cup. (USATSI)

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Phil Mickelson is 1-1 at the Presidents Cup so far this week and is using a surprise club in his bag.

On Thursday Mickelson only carried 13 clubs (a very Mickelson move) but on Friday he added, in unusual fashion, a non-Callaway driver to his bag.

Here's PGATour.com with the story:

"According to GolfWRX, Mickelson opted to go with a TaylorMade SLDR driver that had a Mitsubishi Rayon Kuro Kage Silver shaft. The driver featured black paint on the crown to mask the glossy grey paint, and a black sole that made the driver almost unrecognizable to the model that's currently on retail shelves." 

Pretty interesting given Mickelson's affinity for Callaway and how he was basically a walking infomercial for them and their driver and fairway woods earlier this season. 

But Mickelson is a tinkerer ar heart and he used a TaylorMade RocketBallz 3-wood last November so this isn't totally out of the blue.

At some point I fully expect Mickelson to really do something crazy, like play four Nike clubs for a round with three of them being putters.

Actually, that sounds like it's right up his alley.

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Kyle Porter began his sports writing career with CBS Sports in 2012. He covers golf, writes poetry about Rory McIlroy's swing, stays ready on Tiger watch and loves the Masters more than anyone you know.... Full Bio

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