In his first tournament playing Callaway’s RAZR Fit Xtreme driver, Phil Mickelson went wire-to-wire to win the 2013 Waste Management Phoenix Open. Mickelson had his driver at 8.1 degrees of actual loft with a five gram weight in the toe and three grams in the heel.
“The driver spins so low that I can have more loft on the club, making it easier to hit,” Mickelson said. “This has got to be good for every player I would think, but it sure as heck is good for me. And by having it be a low-spin driver with enough loft, and because it’s that RAZR Fit Xtreme where you can fit it, I was able to get it dialed in to where it goes straight.”
The low spin Mickelson referred to is a result of Callaway’s use of Forged Composite in the crown of the Xtreme driver. Forged Composite, according to Callaway, is lightweight material so the Xtreme crown weighs only 12.1 grams. Callaway said this allows its engineers to precisely position saved weight to achieve the lowest CG in any fully adjustable driver. This lower CG promotes higher ball speed and less spin off the tee for more distance.
In addition to the driver, Mickelson used the HEX Black Tour – his second victory with Callaway’s premium Tour ball – Callaway RAZR X Muscleback irons, Callaway JAWS wedges and an Odyssey putter to earn his 41st career PGA Tour.