ICYMI: Tom Brady Gives Golf Advice To Phil Mickelson

Prior to The Masters, five-time major winner Phil Mickelson played a practice round at Augusta with another five-time winner, Tom Brady, who in February won his fifth (yes, FIFTH!) Super Bowl Championship.

At the Dean & DeLuca Invitational, which Phil is playing for the first time since 2010, Mickelson elaborated on a conversation the two had, saying that Brady offered advice to help him with his club speed.


  • The Concept: Tom Brady informed Phil Mickelson of a golf training concept referred to as “overload, underload”, which Brady applied to football, using it to increase arm velocity.
  • Refined: Mickelson and his coach have been doing it for years, but according to Phil, Brady has refined the technique.
  • Increases Speed: When applied to golf, the overload, underload technique incorporates the use of different weighted clubs to increase club speed.
  • Solid Season: The 46-year-old Mickelson has three top-10s in 12 events this season. He finished T22 at The Masters.



 “Sean Cochran (Mickelson’s trainer) and myself, been doing it for a few years. I think they’ve been refined over the years. I think Tom has really refined it and applied it to other sports other than baseball and other than just throwing, to golf.”
Phil Mickelson on the “overload, underload” technique

This post appeared originally as part of the Daily Rundown.


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