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Phil Mickelson cracks 1-iron, adds 4-wood before Sunday’s final round at PGA Championship

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If Phil Mickelson is going to win his sixth career major championship at the 2021 PGA Championship, he will have to do it after making a last-minute equipment change.

As Mickelson stepped up to the third tee after regaining the lead over Brooks Koepka, Louis Oosthuizen and Kevin Streelman, CBS Sports on-course analytist Dottie Pepper said that Mickelson’s caddie and brother, Tim Mickelson told her Phil cracked the face of his 1-iron. It happened 15 minutes before Mickelson went to the tee. The Hall of Famer added his Callaway 4-wood in its place.

Most pros travel to events with a full 14-club set, along with a backup driver, backup putter and perhaps one or two other clubs. Mickelson is known for traveling with as many as 23 to 25 clubs, picking the 14 that will go into his bag based on the course and weather conditions.

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On Thursday this is what he had in the bag:

DRIVER: Callaway Epic Speed (6 degrees), with Fujikura Ventus Black 6TX
FAIRWAY WOOD: TaylorMade “Original One” Mini Driver (11.5 degrees), with Fujikura Ventus Black 7 X
IRONS: Callaway X-Forged UT (3-5), Apex MB (6-PW), with KBS Tour V 125 S+ shafts
WEDGES: Callaway PM Grind Raw (52, 56, 60 degrees), with KBS Tour-V 125 S+ shafts
PUTTER: Odyssey Phil Mickelson White Hot XG blade prototype
BALL: Callaway Chrome Soft X with Triple Track
GRIPS: Golf Pride MCC