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Mickelson wedge is banned

GOLF: World No3 Phil Mickelson has been banned from using his controversial 20-year-old wedge following a deal between manufacturer Ping and the PGA Tour.

The American has been using a Ping Eye 2 wedge, which features U-shaped grooves to generate more spin.

But Ping have now agreed to waive the rights to allow its pre-1990 wedges to be permitted in tournaments.