Phil Mickelson and Shiv Kapur both won at the weekend.
Congratulations to ‘Lefty’, who won his 41st PGA Tour title by capturing the Waste Management Phoenix Open in Scottsdale, Arizona with an incredible score of -28.
As you might have heard, Phil started using the new RAZR Fit Xtreme Driver, and based on the results and the very public comments he’s made about it, we think he likes it. Phil started the week with an 11-birdie 1st round of 60, which has widely been called a 59½ after his putt on the 9th (his 18th) lipped out in a cruel 180º horseshoe fashion to deny him a special piece of history.
Phil used is RAZR Fit Xtreme to finish 12th in the field in driving distance with an average of 298.5yds, which included a 358yd drive during the 2nd round. A few of his choice comments about the RAZR Fit Xtreme are below. Feel free to pick your favourite!
“I finally gave our new RAZR Fit Xtreme a chance and I tell you what, on Tuesday, when I hit it, I kept looking up and I was almost in disbelief at how easy it was, how straight it was.”
“This RAZR Fit Xtreme is one of the hottest drivers I’ve seen as far as keeping the spin down, easy to hit…”
“This has got to be good for every player I would think, but it sure as heck is good for me. And by having it be a low spin driver with enough loft, and because it’s that RAZR Fit Xtreme where you can fit it, I was able to get it dialled in to where it goes straight.”
“It really could be a revolutionary club for me… if I can drive it like I did and with the ease with which I did and the misses be where they were, then this could be a really big deal for me.”
Other Callaway/Odyssey equipment in Phil’s bag during his wire-to-wire win included the RAZR X Muscleback Irons (4-PW), JAWS Wedges (52º, 60º & 64º), the HEX Black Tour Golf Ball and an Odyssey Tour Design #9 Putter.
Facts and figures on Phil:
• He was a course-record 9 under on the four par-3 holes.
• He hit 63 of the 72 greens in a regulation.
• He has a 10-year winning streak, the longest active run on the tour.
• He has victories in 20 PGA Tour seasons, third behind Sam Snead (24) and Jack Nicklaus (21).
• Phil is ninth on the career victory list, four behind No. 8 Walter Hagen.