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Mickelson brings Son of Phrankenwood to Wells Fargo

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Three weeks after competing in the Masters, Phil Mickelson has brought Phrankenwood back to life.

Actually, this one is more like Son of Phrankenwood.

After making a few tweaks to a club that he found was too often leaking left late in his drives, Mickelson is back at the Wells Fargo Championship with a new version of the eight-degree driver that features technology used from his 3-wood which takes spin off the ball.


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“Taking that technology and putting it in the driver has kept the center of gravity up by the face,” he explained. “It’s made it easier to hit. I’m hitting the ball as long and straight with the driver as I ever have.”

Mickelson maintained that he’s hitting this version of the Phrankenwood about 25 yards longer than his current 3-wood.

Despite a poor result at Augusta National, he said on Wednesday that he was still pleased with the way he drove the ball.

“At the Masters, I drove it great,” he said. “My distance was back up there, my accuracy was back up there. I expect to drive it extremely well for the rest of the year.”