Phil Mickelson will use 5 wedges at 2013 PGA Championship
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Phil Mickelson will use 5 wedges at 2013 PGA Championship

For the third consecutive major championship, Phil Mickelson will use forgo driver and use five wedges in his bag.

According to teacher Claude Harmon III, Mickelson will go with a setup that includes the standard pitching wedge and four other wedges to tackle Oak Hill for the 2013 PGA Championship.

Mickelson kept driver out of the bag at the 2013 U.S. Open and Open Championship. He won the Claret Jug at Muirfield to capture his fifth major championship last month, while finishing second for a record sixth time at Merion in June.

The world No. 2 has said that using a custom-made Callaway Golf Phrankenwood (essentially a 2-wood) has changed his game because it affords him approximately the same distance as his driver but with much better flight control.

It's unclear, however, if Mickelson plans to practice hitting any of the five wedges backwards at Oak Hill.

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