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In 2021, Phil Mickelson made history by relying on Tiger Woods’ preferred clubmaker rather than his longtime sponsor Callaway.

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The intense rivalry between Phil Mickelson and Tiger Woods is well-known to all golf enthusiasts. The two golfing icons have frequently traded caustic remarks with one another. Moreover, their competitions on the golf field consistently provided breathtaking views. But occasionally, in order to prevail, they had to rely on one another.

Fans who think of golf as an individual sport may be surprised to learn this. However, Mickelson had to depend on a manufacturer of equipment in the past, and that company ended up being Tiger Woods’ first pick.

During his final years of competing in the PGA Tour, Mickelson left everyone shocked over his choice of equipment. He was competing in the PGA Championship at the Kiawah Island Golf Resort and opted for a piece of equipment preferred by Woods. By doing this, he proved why he deserved to be at the top as the PGA Tour’s most habitual equipment experimenter.

To go along with his reliable Callaway Epic Speed driver, Lefty pulled out a Mini Driver. His new club turned out to be a Fujikura Ventus Black 7x shafted TaylorMade Original One Mini driver, which surprised him. He claimed to have used the Mini One “a reasonable amount.” With this new TaylorMade club in his arsenal, Mickelson’s performance in the PGA Championship was flawless.

After defeating Brooks Koepka and Louis Oosthuizen by two strokes in the final round, he recorded a final-round 73 to win the tournament and become the oldest major champion at 50. For his next major, the US Open, Mickelson received a TaylorMade 300 small Driver after winning in May using a TaylorMade small driver. Ironically, Tiger Woods also preferred TaylorMade.

Woods has been utilizing TaylorMade equipment since 2017. The forty-eight-year-old likes to use TaylorMade products other than putters. Additionally, they are currently starting a new chapter in their partnership.

According to rumors, Tiger Woods wants to relaunch his Sunday Red brand under the TaylorMade brand. If this occurs, it will be TaylorMade and Woods’ second joint venture; they previously worked together to create PopStroke golf and P7-TW Irons.

There’s still a lot of conjecture, but one thing is definite. The maker of Tiger Woods’s previous equipment had a significant factor in his opponent Phil Mickelson’s historic triumph.

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