Mickelson Switches To Belly Putter

Spectators at the first round of the Deutsche Bank Championship this afternoon will get a chance to see a unique sight: Phil Mickelson using a belly putter.

Mickelson will be using the Odyssey belly putter for the first time in competition. It was made to the exact specification of the putter used by Keegan Bradley in his recent victory at the US PGA Championship.

Mickelson has been getting tips from the considerably less experienced Bradley on how to handle the putter, including ball position, eye position and grip. The two have played many pretournament practice rounds, cementing a friendship initially forged at the US PGA.


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