Mickelson to take Ping wedge out of bag

Phil Mickelson responded to accusations of "cheating" by using old Ping Eye 2 wedges at the Farmers Insurance Open.
Phil Mickelson responded to accusations of "cheating" by using old Ping Eye 2 wedges at the Farmers Insurance Open. ( Associated Press )

Wednesday, February 3, 2010


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LOS ANGELES – Phil Mickelson says he won’t be using the Ping Eye2 wedge that led a fellow player to accuse him of “cheating,” saying he has made his point about a rules problem he wants to see fixed.

Mickelson said he accepted an apology from Scott McCarron, who last week said it was “cheating” for Mickelslon or any other player to use a club with the larger-volume grooves that only is allowed under a legal settlement from 20 years ago.

Mickelson said he hopes players continue using the Ping wedge to keep focus on what he called a ridiculous rule. Meanwhile, PGA Tour commissioner Tim Finchem says he is working with Ping officials on a solution.