Mickelson Playing 2 Drivers Again
By Kickntrue on 3/12/10
The last time Mickelson made news carrying two drivers he won the Masters. So - he's trying it again this week at Doral.
According to [swing coach, Butch] Harmon, the two-driver strategy is being employed because of the windy conditions. "The lower-hitting one is more for crosswinds and into the wind. The high-hitting driver he probably won't hit as much. Maybe on 1, 2 and 5 because he can carry the bunkers with it."

Harmon said that the lower-hitting driver doesn't go as far, but Mickelson controls the ball very well with it.

"He was asking me about it when we got started," continued Harmon, "and I said, 'Hey, you won the Masters using two, so that's fine with me.' Then I told him that it’s a lot better than using any!"
HA! You gotta love Butch throwing in that zinger at his own player, referencing Torrey Pines a couple years ago for the US Open when Mickelson inexplicably chose to carry no driver.

I want to rip the strategy (because I'm just a jerk like that), but it's not so crazy. People carry 5 wedges- so why not two drivers?

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[ comments ]
aaronw409 says:
I've been thinking about doing the same thing. I have two drivers, one I hit for more distance, the other I hit with a lot more control and accuracy.
3/12/10
 
bducharm says:
Crazy like a fox??? Maybe - he might just win some folks a Callaway driver (Golfsmith promotion)...
3/12/10
 
manny.101 says:
Crazy like a fox indeed! You would think someone of Micklesons talent (if you wanna call it that) would be able to play golf with one driver. Yes he did win once doing it but I don't see it happening again. He might be better off hitting the Diablo Edge or FTiZ driver so he can hit a decent shot using one driver.
3/17/10
 
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