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GolfWRX’s photos of Tiger Woods’ irons through the years

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From the time he emerged on Tour with a blended set of Mizuno irons, through his Titleist 681 irons, through his transition to Nike blades, Tiger Woods’ forged blade irons have had a similar look and similar specs.

Since the 14-time major champion inked a deal with TaylorMade in 2017, GolfWRX Members have been eagerly waiting to see what irons Tiger Woods, TaylorMade staffer, would play. Woods had been gaming a set of TGR Prototype irons while working with TM to design a set of irons. But finally, we got an in-hand look at the long-anticipated TaylorMade TW-Phase1 irons at the Wells Fargo Championship on Tuesday.

See what GolfWRX members are saying about the TW-Phase 1 irons here.

Here’s an in-hand look at Woods’ hot-off-the-polishing wheel TW-Phase1 8-iron.

Flashing all the way back to 2012 (the early days of the GolfWRX main page!), here are a couple of shots of Woods’ Nike VR Pro Blades.

In 2013, we spotted Woods with another VR Pro Blade model

In 2014, more of the same/similar Nike VR Pro Blades

In 2015, the Big Cat switched to Nike Vapor Pro Blades

…but then he returned to Nike VR Pro irons during his injury-marred 2016-2017 campaign

When Woods returned at the 2017 Hero World Challenge, through his appearance at this year’s Masters, he was was gaming these TGR Prototypes.

And as a bonus throwback: This forum picture of Tiger’s Nike irons from way back in 2005.

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We have plenty of great threads about Tiger Woods’ weaponry in our forums, too…  A true timeline of Tiger Woods’ irons comes to mind.

Also: See what GolfWRX members are saying about TW’s new irons

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  1. joro

    May 26, 2018 at 9:50 am

    And before all that it was PING, which he probably should go back too. After all, he has all the money he needs, now it is all about playing, and,,,,,,,,,winning?

  2. Joe

    May 6, 2018 at 2:09 pm

    Look like Mizuno MP-14 irons

  3. Tom54

    May 1, 2018 at 6:03 pm

    Beautiful new irons in Tigers bag. Guess there is no hi tech in these. That picture of his putter looks pretty dinged up. If it’s always covered I don’t see how it got so banged up. I keep mine covered and it looks great still

    • DB

      May 2, 2018 at 8:51 am

      Yeah, what is Tiger doing with his putter? Flying around the world all the time playing golf or something?

    • ViagrGolfer

      May 3, 2018 at 12:31 pm

      I just love the look Tiger’s new TM blades but I’m happy with my fantastic PXGs better than advertised.

  4. Bob Parson Jr.

    May 1, 2018 at 4:42 pm

    Very nice article. Thanks!

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Mizuno JPX 919 Tour Forged, 919 Forged, and 919 Hot Metal hit USGA’s conforming list

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As alerted by our always investigative GolfWRX Forum Members, three new Mizuno JPX irons have shown up recently on the USGA Conforming Clubs list; JPX 919 Forged (there is no image of the RH version, but there is of the LH), JPX 919 Hot Metal (and LH), and a JPX 919 Tour Forged iron.

Although still unannounced and unreleased by Mizuno, it’s likely these JPX 919 irons will be the replacements for the previous JPX 900 series. If you remember, Brooks Koepka won back-to-back U.S. Opens using JPX 900 Tour irons; now, it seems there may be a replacement for that iron on the way, judging by the USGA Conforming List.

Check out the Mizuno JPX 919 irons below, as listed on the USGA Confirming list.

Mizuno JPX 919 Forged

Mizuno JPX 919 Hot Metal

Mizuno JPX 919 Tour Forged

See what GolfWRX Members are saying about the USGA photos.

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SPOTTED: Srixon “Z785” and “Z585” irons

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Photos have recently popped up in our GolfWRX Forums of Srixon “Z785” and “Z585” irons. It’s been nearly two years since the company released it’s previous Z565, Z765 and Z965 irons, so it’s possible (if not likely), based on nomenclature, these could be the replacements for that series.

The photos in our forums show Z785 short irons (5-PW) and Z785 long irons (4 and 3), but it does not appear that the Z785 irons shown in the photos are driving irons, so it’s likely these photos come from a mixed set.

We do not have any official tech or release information about new irons from Srixon at this time, so we’re left to speculate for the time being. What do you think about the photos of these Srixon “Z785” and “Z585” irons?

Check out the photos of each below, and click here for more photos and discussion.

Srixon “Z785” irons

 

Srixon “Z585” irons

Click here for more photos and discussion.

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Michael Kim on why he switched to a Titleist TS2 driver, and the change he’s making for The Open

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Michael Kim set a tournament scoring record at the John Deere Classic last week, so, needless to say, the UC Berkeley alum was firing on all cylinders.

With respect to one of those cylinders, Kim, historically not a great driver of the golf ball, was 34th in Strokes Gained off the tee and tied for second in driving accuracy with a new Titleist TS2 driver in his bag last week. For reference, he’s 192nd in Strokes Gained off the tee and 183rd in driving accuracy for the season. In other words, while Kim’s incredible putting (+13.51 strokes gained: putting) helped, the Titleist TS2 driver he began experimenting with at the FedEx St. Jude Classic also played a role.

We caught up with Kim by phone from Carnoustie and asked him about the decision to put the new TS2 in play.

“When I hit it, I liked it right away. I noticed the biggest difference on mishits. On my old driver, the ball speed would drop a little bit on a toe or heel hit, but with the new one, you barely saw any [drop in ball speed]. And it was definitely going straighter off the mishits. Straighter and longer, honestly.”

“Generally, I don’t make a switch, especially with the driver mid-year, but I put it right in play. And I’m working on some new things with my swing…I kind of turned the corner at the Quicken Loans…obviously hit it great at the Deere.”

“I tried the TS3, but it was a little too low spin for me. So we kept the same shaft [Aldila Rogue Black 60X] and I think it’s the same setting.”

Kim also mentioned he’s putting a steel-shafted driving iron in play for The Open this week–on the recommendation of a guy who knows a thing or two about playing well at the British Open.

“Zach Johnson told me on the plane ride here that I should maybe try a driving iron. So…I got out here and I asked to try a couple of different driving irons…On Tuesday, I tried out a couple of different T-MBs…2-iron, 3-iron. The 2-iron was going way too far, so I tried the 3-iron on the golf course. The way the course is set up, it’s just so firm…It’ll be great if there’s some wind. Exactly what I’m looking for. I’ll put it in play and I’ll probably use it a decent amount throughout the week.”

With respect to Kim’s wedge setup, Vokey Wedge rep, Aaron Dill, offered this comment

“Michael Kim has a really good short game that shows tremendous confidence. Michael uses a great system with his gap wedge having higher bounce, this help with flight and consistency, his 56 is high bounce for bunker and all shots needing extra bounce, and his 60 is a low bounce L for all tighter conditions and shots that need easy and fast lift. The beauty of this setup is it covers multiple shot window and types.”

We’ll see how it works out for him. Kim is competing in his first Open Championship. He tees off at 9:04 a.m. local time with Ryuko Tokimatsu and Chez Reavie.

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