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



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.


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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In-hand photos of prototype Ping “Blueprint” irons



Our Johnny Wunder paid a visit to Ping HQ in Phoenix, and in addition to getting to step inside to company’s legendary gold putter vault, The Gear Dive host got an exclusive in-hand look at Ping’s new prototype Blueprint irons.

While we can’t provide any additional details at present, we do have these photos of a 6-iron for your viewing pleasure.

See what GolfWRX Members are saying about the irons in the forums. 

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Bargain Challenge: Putting together a set of clubs for $500



You have a golf trip planned in two weeks. One day after work, you head to your car to hit the range and get some grinding in for the trip. As you walk to your car you notice your car has been broken into and your clubs are gone. Not good. You need new clubs for the trip but aren’t in a position to shell out the $2,000-$3,000 for a brand new set. What are your options? I recommend hitting the used market.

Every year, thousands of used golf clubs go on the market. Some of the clubs had a rough life and some have barely been hit. As an exercise to see what you can get for your dollar, I browsed one of the web’s largest used golf equipment sites ( with a budget of $500 for a full set of clubs in my specs. What I found was really interesting.

Rules: 14 clubs for under $500 shipped. As close to my specs as possible.


Since I play a low loft driver with a low launch, low spin shaft, I knew I was in for a challenge with finding a driver. Once I took a minute to search, I found this beauty of a driver. I remember hitting the Ping G10 back in the day, and it was one of the most forgiving drivers at the time. Plus, it was very close to my specs at standard length, 7.5 degrees, and a mid-launch Grafalloy shaft.


While searching for a 3-wood, I had two things in mind, I needed a X-stiff shaft, and I needed it to be heavy. After about five minutes, I found this great Titleist 913 with a heavier X-stiff shaft. Normally I play a 13-degree 3-wood, and this 3-wood would allow me to loft it down to get the desired flight. Really a solid deal for $50.


In an ideal world, I’d be hitting a 2-iron or a driving iron here. The problem is that driving irons can sell for $100-plus fairly easily, so that was out of budget. After searching, I found a nice 17-degree hybrid from Ping with an X-stiff shaft. The shaft is a little lighter than I would like, but it is not a bad pick up for 80 bucks.


I knew I would want to spend the majority of my money on some solid irons. After searching, with the parameters being a 3-PW set with X100 shafts, I found this great Titleist combo set. I current play a MB/CB combo from another company, so this set fits well with what I am looking for if I was to replace my current set. All of this for $200.


Wedge shopping was hard because I needed a lob wedge with good grooves and a gap wedge that wasn’t trash. I got really lucky with the Ping lob wedge. It is in very good condition which is really what matters for the grooves since I will be using it greenside. Since it is blue dot, I can get it sent to ping to be adjusted for my specs. For the gap wedge, I picked up a heavily used 52-degree. Ideally, I would have more money for a slightly better grooved GW.


Can’t go wrong with a White Hot in my preferred length. Not much more to say.



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Forum Thread of the Day: “Is it easier to hit players irons?”



Today’s Forum Thread of the Day was created by lazyjc4, who asks fellow GolfWRX members for their opinion on what they feel are some of the easiest to hit players irons on the market. Our members have mentioned a multitude of players irons, with plenty of detailed reasoning behind their choices.

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.

  • thewral: “New Level 902. Single piece forging, feel great, smallish head, low offset, distance lofts.”
  • naj959: “I went through a couple of sets of irons this year which included 765s, flyz+, and finally settled on the…..Bridgestone J15 DPF. There are some great reviews of these irons. The 765s are forgiving, but the j15s are even more so. They have a very thin top line, are workable, and are lonnnng.”
  • Casper_golf: “Take a good look at the Wilson V6, or if you are looking for something older, guys really like the V4’s that can be found as a steal.  Way underrated irons. Soft feel forgiving and long for the weaker lofts they have. No offset.”
  • Sonja Henie: “Very interested in the comment about the 745s being similar to the 545s in forgiveness.  I’ve been very tempted by the 565s but might do better with the 765s.”

Entire Thread: “Easier to hit players irons?”

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