Phil Mickelson reveals SECRETS to hitting wedge shots during interview

Phil Mickelson is one of the most gifted and skilful golfers to grace the game and he revealed his thought process to hitting wedge shots in an interview with David Feherty.

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Tue, 10 Aug 2021
Phil Mickelson REVEALS secrets to hitting wedge shots during interview

Phil Mickelson will go down as a legend of our great sport and this has been a result of incredible shotmaking, amazing short game skills and clutch putting in crucial moments.

The hard work and attention to detail that you must show to reach the level of Mickelson are incomprehensible to most golfers, but Lefty has tried to explain the thought process that goes into his game.

In an interview with David Feherty, the six-time major champion explained different factors and aspects of course conditions that he considers when hitting a shot.

The 51-year-old, who won this year's PGA Championship at Kiawah Island, spoke to the popular golf broadcaster about how his club selection can depend on the moisture of the course in the morning when compared to the afternoon.

Also, the 45-time PGA Tour winner described how you must consider if the grass in the rough and the fairway is growing in your direction, or against you and this is crucial to your club selection.

This type of detail does not only exemplify Mickelson's golfing ability, but it also outlines his understanding of each terrain and course that he plays on.

"I might hit my wedge 120 yards. Well I might hit it 120 under certain conditions, but in the morning, the ball isn't going to go 120," said Mickelson to Feherty.

"Maybe in the afternoon when it's warmer and the ball heats up a bit, but the ball's going to go five or ten yards short in the morning. People don't factor that in."

Golf is a game of many variables and Mickelson discusses the conundrums that we can find ourselves in, such as when our ball is wet and the effect that water can have with the connection with the clubface. 

This was just one of many pearls of wisdom that the man from San Diego described to Feherty in what is an eye-opening piece of footage. Mickelson is one of the most successful players in the sport's history and his hard work and knowledge of golf are there for all to see.