Phil Mickelson Goes to 47.5”

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I'm so interested where this trend goes in the next couple of years. can't wait to see hacks at the country club trying it.

 
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Thats, well, interesting... can't wait to see some phil BBOOMMMBBBSSSS!!
 

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the original bomber hitting longer bombs?!

💣💣💣💣💣

hittin bombs!
 

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I'm so interested where this trend goes in the next couple of years. can't wait to see hacks at the country club trying it.
There was a guy that played in a group with one of my friends dads growing up that carried a 53" driver for this purpose. He couldn't hit it worth a lick though LOL!

I think guys like JT and Rickie carrying 44.5" drivers tells me what I need to know about driver length and consistency.
 

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Ya like he doesn't hit far enough now. Tearing up the Senior tour.
 

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I mean it's not like he could be any less accurate right?
 

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Bombs away!

Hellacious calves activated...
 

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Those are some serious options off the tee!
 

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I am thinking that may not help his dispersion but you never know.
 

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If you're going to miss the fairway most of the time you might as well be another 15 yards closer to the green. ;)

I might follow his lead and do the same thing next spring. I've never given a driver longer than 45" a chance other than I used to own a 48" Golfsmith driver that was about 7.5* for scramble events.
 

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Maybe I’m an overly optimistic Phil homer but maybe a longer shaft will encourage a fade and he can for once in his life eliminate right side of the rough/hazards/OB.


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It appears Phil is still 1/2” shy of Bryson. lol.

Nobody plays a 48” driver. I’ll bet even BDC backs off on that one.

LD guys are swinging lots harder and just trying to put 1/8 in a 50 yard wide FW. .125 accuracy isn’t going to cut it over the long run.

BDC will be out-roughed at some point.

Of course then he’ll just pipe a 4i 270 down the middle.
 

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He's worth 400 million, 2 for 2 on the Champions tour and is respected amongst his peers. What does he have to lose? Unless of course Rory cries about it, then we'll have to re-think things.
 

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I love this move (and all associated controversy)! Boom it baby!

The 2 wood is maybe the most interesting part of this, besides Bryson’s likely reaction:

 

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Isn’t he wild enough off the tee as it is? Is the thought here that it’ll make the good better, but won’t make the bad worse?
 

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It will be interesting to see what transpires with this. What is a 2 wood?
 

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No surprise really as Phil is always about the bombs. He is already wild with the driver will be interesting to see what comes of this
 

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