Mickelson beats Grace to Scottish Open title - In The Bag

By: | Mon 15 Jul 2013


Phil Mickelson gave a Mack Daddy 2 ‘wedgeducation’ on the first play-off hole of the Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open, hitting his approach to inside six inches for a tap-in birdie to claim victory over fellow Staff Professional, South African Branden Grace, who also put the company’s new FT Optiforce 440cc Driver straight into play.Phil Mickleson

Both players had tied at 17-under par in regulation play, but it was Mickelson who came out on top in the play-off, thanks to a stunning wedge shot into the 18th green at the Castle Stuart Golf Links, near Inverness. The victory not only marked Phil’s first individual victory on British soil but also his first in Europe.
 
To set up the a play-off  four-time major winner Mickelson shot rounds of 66, 70, 66 and 69, whereas Grace, a four-time winner on the European Tour, carded 71, 65, 66 and 69.  Mickelson’s play-off victory earned him €579,080 with Branden picking up €386,049.
 
The  equipment in Phil and Branden’s bag:
 

What’s in the Bag – Phil Mickelson

 
Driver : Callaway X Hot Pro Phrankenwood
Fairway : Callaway X Hot Pro Deep
Irons : Callaway X Forged 13
Wedges : Callaway X JAWS 56 deg, Callaway Forged 60 deg, Callaway Mack Daddy 2 64 deg
Putter : Odyssey Versa #9 WBW
Ball : Callaway HEX Chrome + golf ball
 
Commenting on his win, just four days before the start of The Open Championship at Muirfield, Phil said: “This is really cool. I have been coming here for some time and had some opportunities and I almost let it slip away today. To come out on top was terrific.”
 

What’s in the Bag – Branden Grace

 
Driver : Callaway FT Optiforce 440cc
Fairway : Callaway RAZR Fit Xtreme, Callaway Diablo Edge Tour
Irons : Callaway X Forged 13
Wedges : Callaway X Forged 52 and 60 deg
Putter : Odyssey Versa #1 Wide
Ball : Callaway HEX Black Tour golf ball
 

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