It’s a bit unusual for players to put a new club in their bag at a major, but that’s what Phil Mickelson and Ernie Els are doing at this week’s U.S. Open. Mickelson played the practice rounds with an 18-degree Callaway Golf prototype XT utility club and Els, the 1994 and 1997 U.S. Open champion, played with three of the prototype utility irons. We’ll see if the clubs are in their bags when they tee off tomorrow. My guess is they will be.
The prototype utility clubs were designed by Roger Cleveland, one of the industry’s top designers, so you know they’re good.