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09/17/2021 | News release | Distributed by Public on 09/17/2021 10:56

Phil Mickelson uses longer arm-lock putter at Fortinet Championship

Callaway Senior Club Performance Analyst Gerritt Pon, who works closely with Mickelson on his equipment, said the SuperStroke WristLock on Mickelson's putter is now 17 inches, which Pon said is 'a little longer than previously.'

'The putter is extended to 41 inches with a little more loft than his normal blade specs,' Pon said. 'The longer grip allows him to grip down a little more than the original wrist-lock grip.'

The putter Mickelson used in Memphis, Tennessee, was 40.75 inches. By adding a quarter-inch to the putter and extending the grip, Mickelson is effectively 'choking down' on the putter more.

'I did putt well, so I thought it was good,' Mickelson said Thursday. 'I'm hitting them solid, online. So tomorrow I need to get a good round, I need to shoot something (in the) mid-60s. I'm playing well enough to do it, I believe, and I'm certainly putting well enough.'

Mickelson's second round at Silverado is scheduled to begin at 4:05 p.m. Eastern.