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Tiger Woods WITB (2017 Hero World Challenge)



Driver: TaylorMade M2 2016 (9.5 degrees)
Shaft: Mitsubishi Tensei CK Pro White 70TX

3 Wood: TaylorMade M1 2017 (13.5 degrees)
Shaft: Mitsubishi Tensei CK Pro White 90TX

Driving Iron: TaylorMade Tour Preferred UDI (18 degrees)
Shaft: Project X PXi 7.0

Irons: “TGR” prototypes (3-PW)
Shafts: True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue X100

Wedges: Nike VR Pro Forged (56 and 60 degrees)
Shafts: True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue S400

Putter: Scotty Cameron Newport 2 GSS

Golf Ball: Bridgestone TourB XS

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  1. David

    Dec 2, 2017 at 7:47 am

    Fact: Tiger has never won a major with a Nike putter.
    Thoughts: Good to see him with a Scotty again.

  2. CB

    Nov 30, 2017 at 9:45 pm

    TGR irons look like MP-33?

  3. Steve C

    Nov 30, 2017 at 7:47 pm

    So anyone know the company who produced those awesome looking blades? Always used to be talk about Mura blinding his irons, any truth?

  4. Benny

    Nov 30, 2017 at 6:53 pm

    Don’t the VR wedges have an extra groove? Or was that another Nike model? Would love to see pics of these new irons. Nike rep built them but thought he was sponsored by Tmag? Also that is not the same NP2 he won all his majors with. There is video from close up years ago and that putter was beat up he had. Now this one is minty and GSS? The interview Scotty Cameron gave said he “added rep printing ink so the carbon would not rust on those drilled holes”. So it was / is a GSS finish? No sir, something stinks and pretty positive its a new NP2 he has. But sure wrx trollers will answer this..

    • Jon

      Dec 9, 2017 at 3:40 pm

      Just wanted to make the point that just because the putter looks new it doesn’t mean it is not the same putter. Anyone can send their Scotty in and get it refinished. Just thought I would point that out, I’m not saying it is the same putter

  5. jd57

    Nov 30, 2017 at 3:56 pm

    Remember when they used to say Tiger used a reg flex shaft? Pepper Ridge does.

  6. orangeology

    Nov 30, 2017 at 2:01 pm

    wait Tiger buy the sticks from WRX too?

  7. LaBraeGolfer

    Nov 30, 2017 at 12:33 pm

    Looks like the shaft in the utility is the PXi Iron shaft. Maybe the 6.5?

  8. Chris

    Nov 29, 2017 at 11:57 am

    How about some specs

  9. Matt Polivka

    Nov 29, 2017 at 11:38 am

    Nice to see someone sticking with what has worked.

  10. Jordan Robert Anderson

    Nov 28, 2017 at 1:38 pm

    I know it’s old news, but it’s nice to see his Scotty back in the bag.

  11. Blake

    Nov 28, 2017 at 1:10 pm

    Odd he uses a m2 3wd and m1 5 wd. I would of thought hed pick one model for his 3/5 wd setup regardless of the driver setup

  12. Bobby Wallace

    Nov 27, 2017 at 10:46 pm

    2016 M2 driver FTW!

  13. henry

    Nov 27, 2017 at 9:34 pm

    goes from PW to 56? Find that hard to believe.

    • Ron

      Nov 27, 2017 at 9:54 pm

      He uses a 49* PW (or at least he used to).

      • John

        Nov 28, 2017 at 1:35 pm

        Blades traditionally have a 48 or 49 PW. Also entirely possible the 56 is bent to 55 or 54 and just not indicated.

    • RG

      Dec 7, 2017 at 5:46 am

      Always has. Knocks down a PW if its a tweener.

  14. Tommy

    Nov 27, 2017 at 9:30 pm

    There go all the Cyber Monday sales on ’16 M2’s… Mine isn’t going anywhere either

    • Terry (TMAC)

      Nov 29, 2017 at 12:12 pm

      Mine is staying in the bag as well. Bought a ’17 M1 with the same AD DI6 shaft that is in my ’16 M2 and didn’t like it nearly as well. M2 is back in the bag.

  15. Bob Shadilaykek

    Nov 27, 2017 at 4:08 pm

    Last years M2 driver is the best ever. Can totally understand Tiger playing that club.

  16. Dj

    Nov 27, 2017 at 3:35 pm

    He had his blade 3 iron in the bag also. Probably will swap driving iron and 5 wood like usual. Interestingly he had an old VR 60 wedge in there too

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Sangmoon Bae’s Winning WITB: 2018 Albertsons Boise Open



Driver: Callaway Rogue Sub Zero (10.5 degrees)
Shaft: Mitsubishi Tensei CK Blue 60X

Fairway Wood: Callaway Rogue (15 degrees)
Shaft: Mitsubishi Tensei CK Blue 80TX

Hybrid: Callaway Apex (20 degrees)
Shaft: Graphite Design Tour AD-DI 95X

Irons: Callaway MB1 (4-PW)
Shafts: Nippon N.S. Pro Modus3 125X

Wedges: Callaway Mack Daddy 4 (52, 56 and 60 degrees)
Shafts: True Temper Dynamic Gold S400

Putter: Odyssey O-Works Red #7 CH

Golf Ball: Titleist

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Do you actually understand “Strokes Gained” stats? Here’s a breakdown



In 2011, the PGA Tour introduced ShotLink, which is a real-time scoring system that captures data points on all shots taken during PGA Tour events. ShotLink measures the distance from the hole, as well as categorizing shot types like tee, fairway, rough, sand, and green.

Mark Broadie, a professor at Columbia Business School, took the data from ShotLink and helped develop a new way to analyze putting performance. This new statistic was called “strokes gained: putting,” and it measures the number of putts a golfer takes relative to the PGA Tour average from that same distance. Strokes gained putting recognizes that sinking a 20-foot putt represents a better performance than sinking a three-foot putt, even though they both count as a single putt and a single stroke on the scorecard.

This was revolutionary because golfers no longer had to rely on the number of putts per round to understand their putting performance. Strokes gained also provided a unified way to measure an individual golfer against his opponents on the PGA Tour.

In 2016, the same concept used for strokes gained: putting was applied to other areas of the game. The PGA Tour developed new statistics including “strokes gained: off-the-tee,” “strokes gained: approach-the-green,” and “strokes gained: around-the-green.” This expansion allowed a PGA Tour golfer to precisely see where he excels and where he needs to improve.

What is strokes gained

In the most simple terms, “strokes gained” is a way to measure a player’s performance compared to the rest of the field. It also allows you to isolate different parts of a player’s game. In order to understand the statistic, you have to know that the PGA Tour has historical data from ShotLink that has calculated the average number of strokes needed to hole out from every distance and location on a course. Below I have included four scenarios to better illustrate the idea of strokes gained.

The scenarios below show how strokes gained could work on a single hole. Remember most strokes gained statistics are the aggregate of all the holes for a players round.

Scenario No. 1: Driving

You are playing a 450-yard par 4. The PGA Tour scoring average for a par 4 of that length is 4.1 strokes.

You hit a drive that ends up in the fairway, 115 yards from the hole. The PGA Tour scoring average from in the fairway, 115 yards out is 2.825 strokes. In order to calculate strokes gained: off-the-tee you use the formula below

(PGA Tour average for the hole) – (PGA Tour average left after your drive) – 1 = strokes gained: off-the-tee

Next, plug the numbers from the scenario above into this formula to calculate the strokes gained: off-the-tee

4.100 – 2.825 = 1.275 – 1 = 0.275 strokes gained: off-the-tee

Since you hit your drive in the fairway 115 yards from the hole you gained .275 strokes off the tee from the average PGA Tour player.

Scenario No. 2: Approach Shot

Let’s take the same drive from the first scenario. You hit a drive on a par 4 that ends up in the fairway, 115 yards from the hole. The PGA Tour scoring average from in the fairway 115 yards out is 2.825. You hit your approach shot on the green 10 feet from the hole. The PGA Tour scoring average from on the green 10 feet from the hole is 1.61 strokes.

(PGA Tour average from your approach) – (PGA Tour average for your putt) – 1 = strokes gained: approach-the-green

2.825 – 1.61 = 1.215 – 1 = .215 strokes gained: approach-the-green

Since you hit your approach shot to 10 feet you gained .213 strokes from the average PGA Tour player.

Scenario No. 3: Putting

Continuing the scenario from example scenario No. 2. You have a 10-foot putt left for birdie which you make.

(Your # of Putts) – (PGA Tour average from that distance) = strokes gained putting

1 putt – 1.61 = .61 strokes gained putting

Since you made that 10-foot putt you gained .61 strokes from the average PGA Tour player.

Scenario No. 4: Total for the hole:

To calculate strokes gained total use the formula below:

Strokes gained off-the-tee + Strokes gained approach-the-green + strokes gained around-the-green + strokes gained putting= strokes gained total

0.275+.215+0+.61=1.1 Total Strokes Gained on that hole

This makes sense because the PGA Tour average for the hole was 4.1 and you made a 3.

Definitions of Strokes Gained Statistics

  • Strokes gained: off-the-tee: Measures player performance off the tee on all par 4s and par 5s. This statistic looks at how much better or worse a player’s drive is then the average PGA Tour player.
  • Strokes gained: approach-the-green: Measures player performance on approach shots and other shots that are NOT included in strokes gained: around-the-green and strokes gained: putting. It does include tee shots on par 3s.
  • Strokes gained: around-the-green: Measures player performance on any shot within 30 yards of the edge of the green without measuring putting.
  • Strokes gained: putting: Measures how many strokes a player gains (or loses) on the greens compared to PGA Tour average.
  • Strokes gained: tee-to-green:  Strokes gained: off-the-tee + strokes gained: approach-the-green + strokes gained: around-the-green
  • Strokes gained: total: Strokes gained: off-the-tee + strokes gained: approach-the-green + strokes gained: around-the-green + strokes gained: putting
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Bryson DeChambeau’s Winning WITB: The 2018 Northern Trust



Driver: Cobra King F8+(8 degrees)
Shaft: TPT Golf 14 MKP LT prototype

3-wood: Cobra King LTD Black (14.5 degrees)
Shaft: Project X HZRDUS 85 grams 6.5-flex
Length: 43 inches (tipped 2 inches)

5-wood: Cobra King F8+ Baffler (17.5 degrees)
Shaft: Project X HZRDUS 85 grams 6.5-flex
Length: 41 inches (tipped 1 inch)

Irons: Cobra King One Length Utility (4 and 5 iron), Cobra King One Length (6-PW)
Shafts: True Temper Dynamic Gold X7

Wedges: Cobra King V Grind (50 degrees), Cobra King WideLow Grind (55, 60 degrees)
Shafts: True Temper Dynamic Gold X7

Putter: SIK tour prototype

Golf Ball: Bridgestone Tour B X

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