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Tour Sticks: Phil Mickelson’s Putter

Tour Sticks: Phil Mickelson’s Putter

Phil Mickelson staged an epic final round at Muirfield today, sinking several clutch putts to pave the way for hoisting the Claret Jug at the British Open.

Odyssey_Versa_9Phil Mickelson’s putter is an Odyssey Versa #9 ($169) with a white-black-white alignment configuration. According to Odyssey, Mickelson’s putter is 34 inches long with a custom black putter shaft that is borrowed from Odyssey’s ProType Black line of putters. Odyssey Principal Designer Austie Rollinson (for more on Rollinson, see PutterZone’s insider’s tour of Odyssey Golf) bent a lot of offset into the putter because Mickelson says the head sets up better for him with a lot of offset. There is also a custom alignment line that is milled into the back flange that is not paint filled, but is instead raw stainless steel. Mickelson’s putter also has an oversized SuperStroke putting grip that is designed to stabilize the wrist and hands through the stroke.

The Odyssey Versa putters feature a high-contrast alignment system with lateral black-and-white lines across the crown of the putter head. Essentially, this color configuration creates sightlines that are perpendicular to the target line, helping the golfer to consistently square the face. The putters also feature a next-generation White Hot insert.

Who should use it: Golfers seeking an innovative alignment feature to help keep their aim on track. 

About Sean Weir

Sean Weir is the founder and editor of PutterZone.com, and the author of Putter Perfection, the definitive guide to putter fitting. Profile: Google+

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