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Phil's Phrankenwood Plays Its Part In Week To Forget
On Sunday afternoon a disappointing couple of weeks came to a close for Phil Mickelson, as he carded a two-over-par closing round at the PGA Championship.
This round, though, was far from Lefty's sloppiest of the week, as he posted a miserable third-round 78 on Saturday, equalling his highest ever round score in a major championship.
Part of the problem for Phil was his old nemesis, accuracy off the tee, and this wasn't helped by the inclusion of Callaway's Phrankenwood over the weekend's play.
Of his disappointing performance Mickelson said: "“I didn’t play very well the last two weeks. I’m not going to worry about it. I’m going to go home, take a few days off, get my short game sharp and start back up in four or five days for the FedEx Cup playoffs.”
Mickelson, who famously came runner-up at Merion in the U.S Open, and then won a maiden Open title at Muirfield without a driver in the bag, added the Phrankenwood to his armoury for the weekend at Oak Hill, but it only contributed to his misery as he hit just 30 of 56 fairways all week.
Lefty told the Golf Channel that he plans to stick with the Phrankenwood going forward, and into the FedEx play-offs, and we have no doubts that it'll be fun to watch him trying to get to grips with it.
Mickelson's buccaneering style has won him a huge legion of fans over the years, and whether he's in Muirfield-mode or Oak Hill-mode you can be sure that it is always well worth keeping an eye on!