Tiger Woods Winning WITB Pics

by   |   June 5, 2012
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Tiger Woods strode to another of his electrifying victories while wearing the highly anticipated Nike FREE-inspired TW ’13 shoes that will be available at retail on June 5th. His 73rd PGA Tour victory tied Jack Nicklaus’ career total at the Nicklaus hosted Memorial Tournament — on the same weekend that the Nike Golf ad for the Tiger-inspired shoe aired for the first time.
With 14 Nike clubs in his bag, Woods’ ball striking was a key to his success. Using Nike VR Pro Blades, Woods led the field in greens in regulation with 53 of 72. Woods finished T14 in driving accuracy, hitting 13 of 14 fairways in the final round.

“Every shot was exactly the shape, the trajectory, the distance control,” said Woods. “I had it all today, shape off tees, whatever club I wanted to hit, I could hit. That was fun to have it when I needed it.”

No doubt, the highlight of his final round was a challenging chip shot that he was faced with on the par-3 16th hole. After he magically holed out for birdie with his Nike VR Pro 60-degree wedge, the vintage “Tiger roar” erupted.

“I had to take a cut at it because the lie wasn’t as great,” said Woods. “I went for it. I pulled it off.”

With a one-shot lead going into the 18th hole, Woods ignited yet another “Tiger roar” after sinking a 10-foot putt for birdie with his Nike Method 001 putter. Soon after, he was hoisting the trophy.

Driver: Nike VR Tour 8.5-degree (Graphite Design DI 6X tipped 1.5″)
Fairway Wood: Nike VR Pro Limited Edition 3-wood/15-degree and Nike SQ II 5-wood/19-degree
Irons: Nike VR Pro Blades (3-PW)
Wedges: Nike VR Pro 56-degree and 60-degree
Putter: Nike Method 001
Ball: Nike ONE Tour D
Footwear: Nike TW ‘13
Apparel: Nike Golf Tiger Woods Collection

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7 Comments

  1. michael burton

    December 4, 2012 at 2:10 pm

    tiger wood’s is one of the world’s greater of time golfer’s

  2. Lee

    June 7, 2012 at 5:29 am

    Thought Tiger played traditionally lofted clubs with the 3 iron at 22/23 his PW at 49 and the wedges bent up at 55 and 59. The way he hit it on Sunday he could have been using Happy Gilmore’s clubs and still won. Awesome!

  3. Dane

    June 6, 2012 at 7:29 pm

    According to PGA.com, Tiger’s PW is 48 degrees. So yes, there is a pretty large gap. But there guys have their wedges bent, etc…

  4. phil

    June 6, 2012 at 12:57 pm

    jump to 56 i meant to write

  5. phil

    June 6, 2012 at 12:57 pm

    think tiger uses irons with weaker ‘traditional’ lofts. heard somwhere that his pw plays 51 or 52 degrees so the jump to 52 wont be so large

  6. chris

    June 6, 2012 at 12:38 pm

    It’s probably a 9 degree gap. Many better players would rather knock down a pitching wedge than have to take a long game club out of the bag. I find that I use my 2 hybrid more than my gap wedge, and I don’t mind gripping down on my pitching wedge for those in between shots.

  7. Bob

    June 6, 2012 at 7:45 am

    I’m just getting back into the game from a long layoff. I find it interesting there isn’t anything between the PW and 56? I wonder what the PW loft is? Is this a common thing for the pros?

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