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Tiger Woods spotted “testing” Bryson DeChambeau’s single-length irons (and a new driver shaft)

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None other than Tiger Woods was seen “testing” one of Bryson DeChambeau’s Cobra King One-Length Irons on the range Tuesday ahead of the Genesis Open at Riviera.

So, it’s pretty much settled, then, TW is a single-length man now. You heard it here first. Stop the golf equipment news presses.

Yeah, right. Woods is a stickler for his specs, famously playing the same iron lofts since turning pro, so we don’t see him shaking that up with single-length irons in this lifetime.

Here are the photos, though, you can see Woods is smiling as he demos the iron, and the Golf Scientist seems to be having fun as well.

Much like taking a closer look at one of Jason Day’s woods at the Farmers Insurance Open, Woods, equipment enthusiast that he is, seems to like peeking in his fellow pros’ bags.

Of more interest, after a lackluster driving performance at Torrey Pines, Woods looks to be testing a Matrix Ozik TP6HDe shaft. He gamed a Matrix Ozik TP7HDe in 2015. The stock extra-stiff TP6HDe is 10 grams lighter than its TP7HDe (68 vs. 78 grams) counterpart and has a higher launch profile.

While we only spotted him with the TP6, Golfweek is reporting Woods has gone back to the TP7HDe, quoting the golfer as saying

“It’s a shaft that I knew from years past, so when I picked it up again … I know how it feels and now how it performs. I drove it great at Wyndham that year, and so that’s about it.”

Either way, Woods is ditching the Mitsubishi Tensei White CK Pro White 70 TX shaft he played in his TaylorMade M3 at the Farmers Insurance Open.

You can check out our two galleries of Tiger Woods pictures below.

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  1. ogo

    Mar 21, 2018 at 12:07 pm

    Testing …. 😮 :-O :-p :-O 8-o 😯

  2. PhillyFraud

    Mar 2, 2018 at 10:47 pm

    Yous guys are friggin nuts. If Tiger used one-length he would win 4 more majors. Those recoil shafts kick like a mule!

  3. David

    Feb 13, 2018 at 7:29 pm

    The “testing” in quotations means it wasn’t a real test. You people need to learn sarcasm.

    • Bryan Hopkins

      Feb 13, 2018 at 11:47 pm

      Is that what he meant David? Did you talk to Ben and did he tell you that?

  4. Ian Woosnam

    Feb 13, 2018 at 7:14 pm

    Another click bait article by the worst writer on the site

    • the dude

      Feb 14, 2018 at 9:26 am

      Hey Ian….don’t fall off the ladder when you get done with the computer…….

    • Benny

      Feb 16, 2018 at 7:06 am

      Aren’t all theor articles about clicking, thinking and then yapping about it? Come on dide, its golf. Not world news!

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Forum Thread of the Day: “Softest, most forgiving players cavity irons?”

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Today’s Forum Thread of the Day comes from moorebaseball, who asks fellow GolfWRX members for their recommendations on soft and forgiving players cavity irons. A whole host of different irons get a mention in the thread, with Mizuno’s cavity irons proving to be one of the most popular choices amongst our members.

Here are a few posts from the thread, but make sure to check out the entire discussion and have your say at the link below.

  • jimb: “I haven’t hit anything better feeling than the 2013 Callaway X-Forged.”
  • deep18: “As others have said, JPX919 Tour. Players look but according to Mizuno’s data, slightly more forgiving than the AP3 and almost as forgiving as the MMC.”
  • elwhippy: “Mizuno will be the softest. Srixon a close second. I imagine the TM will be most forgiving. AP2s are very blade like in their performance. P760 goes very high and straight with DG 105 and 120 shafts.”
  • 300_Straight: “Wilson V6 Tour is also a great feeling iron from what I’ve heard. Never personally tested it, though. Any Srixon 7 or 9 series irons are very soft, as are most Mizunos, Callaway X Forged, etc.”

Entire Thread: “Softest, most forgiving players cavity irons?”

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Callaway launches new Big Bertha Irons and Hybrids

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Callaway has today announced the introduction of its new Big Bertha Irons and hybrids, which feature a thinner club face and optimized center of gravity, designed to provide easier launch and greater distance.

Big Bertha Irons

Following on from the 2016 Big Bertha OS Irons line, which showcased Callaway’s EXO-Cage technology, these new Big Bertha irons will feature the company’s brand new Suspended Energy Core. The Suspended Energy Core features a Metal Injection Molded (MIM’d) Tungsten Floating Weight suspended within a urethane microsphere material to create a deeper center of gravity. According to Callaway, this yields easy launch, longer, and more consistent golf shots.

The Big Bertha Irons will also feature Callaway’s 360 Face Cup, which employs a flexible rim around the face that flexes and releases at impact — this aims to increase ball speed. Owing to the new Suspended Energy Core, this will be Callaway’s thinnest face cup yet, which the company says results in increased ball speeds.

Callaway’s new Big Bertha Irons will be available with Recoil ESX, Recoil ZT9, and KBS Max 90 shafts. The irons hit the shelves on Jan. 18 and will cost $1,200 in steel and $1,300 in graphite.

Big Bertha Hybrids

The new Big Bertha Hybrids will feature Jailbreak Technology, which Callaway first introduced in 2017 with the Epic line. The technology, which was created with the aim of promoting faster ball speed and greater distance, incorporates two internal bars that stiffen the body, placing more impact load on the face. It proved to be a very popular addition from Callaway, and in their new Big Bertha Hybrids, the company have combined this technology with a new shorter and lighter OptiFit Hosel System designed to optimize the center of gravity for an easier launch and a higher, long-carrying flight.

The new hybrids from Callaway also feature an ultra-thin, Carpenter 455 steel face and Hyper Speed Face Cup, with the combination designed to create optimum ballspeed across the face.

The Big Bertha Hybrids will be available in both premium Recoil ESX and ZT9 Shafts, and they will be in stores on Jan. 18 for $269.99 each.

A special thanks to our Brian Knudson for braving the chill and doing his best to find a few blades of green grass for the outdoor, in-hand photos readers prefer.

 

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Matt Kuchar’s winning WITB: 2018 Mayakoba Golf Classic

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Driver: Bridgestone Tour B JGR (9.5 degrees)
Shaft: Fujikura Atmos Tour Spec 6S

3-wood: Titleist TS2 (13.5 degrees)
Shaft: Fujikura Speeder Evolution 757 X

Hybrids: Bridgestone Tour B XD-H (18 degrees), Ping Anser (20)
Shafts: Fujikura Motore Speeder TS 8.8 X flex

Irons: Bridgestone J15CB (5-PW)
Shafts: True Temper Dynamic Gold 105 S300 (soft stepped)

Wedges: Bridgestone J40 Forged (52 degrees, bent to 51); Cleveland RTX-4 (58 bent to 57, 64 bent to 63 degrees)
Shafts: Aerotech Steelfiber i110X, KBS Tour 120 S, KBS Tour 120 S

Putter: Bettinardi Kuchar Model 1 Arm Lock (400 grams, 3 degrees loft, 71 degrees lie, 40.5″)
Grip: Bettinardi Arm Lock XL

Golf ball: Bridgestone Tour B X

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