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TaylorMade comments on Tiger’s new TW-Phase 1 irons



Update (5/1/18 at 3:00 pm): Click here for in-hand photos of Tiger’s new TW-Phase1 irons

So far throughout 2018, Tiger Woods has played TGR blade irons, leaving GolfWRX Members wondering when he would switch to TaylorMade P-730 irons… or some variation of “TW Protos,” following in the footsteps of the Rors Proto, Rose Proto and DJ Proto irons.

Now, we have the answer. In a post on Instagram, Tiger Woods announced he will play TaylorMade “TW-Phase 1” prototype irons this week at the 2018 Wells Fargo Championship.

Here’s what TaylorMade had to say when asked about the TW-Phase 1 irons.

We have been working closely with Tiger on the development, creation and refinement of a set of TaylorMade irons that meet his precise standards and preferences.

As we continue to develop future iterations of Tiger’s prototype irons, “TW·Phase1” marks Tiger’s initial transition into a TaylorMade set. This set was built to his meticulous specifications. Based on the positive feedback and excitement expressed by Tiger regarding upcoming prototypes, we are encouraged by the ongoing creation process and look forward to what’s in store for the next phase of Tiger’s irons.

As we work toward finalizing Tiger’s new irons, there will be more information to come, including a release date for golfers everywhere.

Here’s a side-by-side look at the TW-Phase 1 irons and the TGR blades Woods had been gaming.

See in-hand photos of Tiger’s new irons here

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  1. rex235

    May 14, 2018 at 3:33 pm

    Phase 1?

    Very Clean. Personally like them, but built under the TaylorMade umbrella, so they’re a very customized version of the P-730 model.

    RH Only.

  2. Kurt

    May 3, 2018 at 8:04 am

    Too Many Experts on this site to comment !! ????????

  3. A.Dante

    May 2, 2018 at 8:40 am

    One word…..MIURA

  4. Funky Critter

    May 1, 2018 at 2:15 pm

    Rebranded Tomy Armours #FACT

  5. TigerArmy

    May 1, 2018 at 1:16 pm

    He will always and ever play some Mizuno clones. Probably also these ones manufactured by Mizuno. Doesn’t matter what they stamp on them. Go Tiger go.

  6. Scott Francis

    May 1, 2018 at 11:49 am

    I liked the satin finish on the TGR blades better.

  7. 2putttom

    May 1, 2018 at 11:32 am

    oh this will arouse wrxer’s to a new level.

  8. ogo

    May 1, 2018 at 11:06 am

    Solid traditional muscleback blades for Tiger…. super game improvement rube golfberg clubs for the rest of us gearhead/duffers …. 😮

  9. Tourgrinder

    May 1, 2018 at 10:54 am

    First off, Tiger Woods never played an entire set of Mizuno MP-29s. It’s been documented – for the ’97 Masters and those years he played those clubs, he carried an MP-29 two iron, three iron and maybe four-iron. I can’t remember off the top of my head. For the four iron (maybe) and all other iron clubs, he carried MP-14s. He was using Cleveland wedges at the time. More to the point, it doesn’t really matter what name or model # is on the back plate of any of his irons. From Mizuno to Titleist, from Titleist to Nike, from Nike to TGR, from TGR to Taylor-Made, Woods has a very clear, detailed set of specs for his clubs, especially his irons. That includes, leading edge grind, camber of sole, toe grind (look), overall weight, etc. etc. The name on the back plate of any of these clubs is almost irrelevant; definitely the least telling aspect…other than the fact that each company was boat-loading cash to his account in each relationship.

  10. SoCalSlicer

    May 1, 2018 at 10:11 am

    Nike VR Pro Blades. Only development was how to put a TM logo on them.

    • NorCalDrawer

      May 1, 2018 at 10:16 am

      Er, no, Mizuno MP-29s. He wanted to get away from the Nikes as fast as possible, and go back to what he started with

      • Jamie

        May 1, 2018 at 11:09 am

        Have you ever seen a set? The muscle and CG are entirely different. Please don’t name drop Mizuno here. There are too many others who know what they’re talking about and will call you on it.

      • Brayden Weiss

        May 1, 2018 at 11:14 am

        Haha you think that he ever played Nike irons that’s kind of funny. He has never played Nike in his life and it wasn’t Mizuno rebrands during the Nike days. Those are miuras that have been rebranded for him by Nike and now taylormade too. The old TGR blades are the exact same clubs as the new Tiger phase ones.

        • Jens Eriksson

          May 1, 2018 at 11:29 am

          Please don’t speak…

        • DB

          May 2, 2018 at 8:53 am

          Wrong! You should read the forum. This has been discussed at length, lots of photo evidence and even people who personally know the crew/guy who has been making Tiger’s irons.

    • hurrrr

      May 1, 2018 at 10:18 am

      Yeah because it would’ve taken this long to develop that alone….

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