AUGUSTA, Ga. – There’s been breathless debate about which nuclear driver Bryson DeChambeau will put in play this week at the Masters, but Phil Mickelson has been pushing the boundaries of distance for at least a month.
He just hasn’t enjoyed as much success, at least on the PGA Tour.
Using a 47 1/2-inch driver – just under the maximum allowed under the Rules of Golf – Mickelson has been trying to maximize his speed and distance this fall. Though he’s 2-for-2 on the PGA Tour Champions, he’s struggled against PGA Tour players and on courses that penalize big misses.

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