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Tiger Woods WITB 2018 (New TaylorMade TW-Phase1 irons)

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Equipment is accurate as of The Players Championship (5/1/18).

Driver: TaylorMade M3 460 (8.5 degrees)
Shaft: Mitsubishi Tensei CK Orange 70TX

3 Wood: TaylorMade M3 (15 degrees)
Shaft: Mitsubishi Tensei CK Orange 80TX

5 Wood: TaylorMade M1 2017 (19 degrees)
Shaft: Mitsubishi Tensei CK Orange 90TX

Driving Iron: TaylorMade Tour Preferred UDI (2 iron)
Shaft: Project X PXi 7.0

Irons: TaylorMade TW-Phase1 prototype (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
Grip: Ping Pistol

Golf Ball: Bridgestone TourB XS

Grips: Golf Pride Tour Velvet Cord

WITB Notes: Tiger has 15 clubs in his bag ahead of the 2018 Wells Fargo Championship. He switches between a 2-iron and a 5-wood depending on course conditions.

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  1. Kevin

    May 12, 2018 at 11:10 pm

    Pretty sure Tiger uses the PP58 grip, not the “Ping Pistol,” heck I don’t even know what that is.

    • joro

      May 16, 2018 at 3:56 pm

      On a closeup it was a PING pistol. He used to play a std. because he could feel the Putt batter with a thinner grip. The PING used to be blacked out but the one he is using was not.

  2. 2putttom

    May 7, 2018 at 10:55 am

    there must be a break in period for Tiger and his new equipment….how long some people are impatient.

  3. Chuck Barkley

    May 4, 2018 at 4:49 am

    Yeah Miss. Diana Krall, T-34 day one!! Eldrick is on Firrrrrrrrre!!! Yeah, he’s got a chance at this one, for sure! Uhhhhh yeah right!

  4. Miuralovechild

    May 2, 2018 at 10:50 pm

    Nice Miuras!

  5. Kiwi hacker

    May 2, 2018 at 5:18 pm

    Interesting he still has Nike wedges in the bag. I thought wedges were the clubs even us weekend warriors are meant to replace every year. No TM wedges he likes or just loving the Nike wedges til the grooves wear out?

    • Gorden

      May 19, 2018 at 12:06 am

      Safe bet those groves have been re-cut a few times, or he had extra heads/clubs in storage?

  6. MBA-J

    May 2, 2018 at 2:55 pm

    The real key would be to look at the score lines. The VR Pro irons (as well as the entire VR line) had more score lines on the face to increase spin. If these are an entirely new iron design, then the score lines would presumably be different. However, if these are indeed “re-stamps,” then a major clue would reside in those score lines.

    • Benny

      May 8, 2018 at 6:12 pm

      Didn’t they also have an extra groove or two? either way I suspect he has dozens available.

  7. Man

    May 2, 2018 at 12:29 pm

    They are like shiny MP-18s

  8. joe

    May 2, 2018 at 8:16 am

    If Tiger cannot get a driver in play, it does not matter what equipment he has, he will never win again. Look at the score Reed put up at the Masters, every major seems to have a guy come out and shoot an amazing score. I want to see Tiger back winning a few majors, but highly unlikely. The driver should be the best, most comfortable club in the bag!

  9. Dan

    May 2, 2018 at 7:42 am

    They resemble Mizuno MP 29’s

    • Tim Armington

      May 11, 2018 at 7:14 pm

      Exactly what i thought. Clicked on the comments thinking everyone would be saying how they looked like the 29’s!

  10. RGT

    May 2, 2018 at 2:15 am

    Will all the Eldrick fanboys please stand up and jump off the cliff

    • Mower

      May 2, 2018 at 9:48 pm

      That’s like saying, “Will all the Ben Hogan fanboys please stand up and jump off the cliff.” Dear god man.

  11. blue

    May 1, 2018 at 11:34 pm

    Retro irons ….. 😛

  12. Gman

    May 1, 2018 at 11:08 pm

    anyone know if he is still using the same lofts which are weaker than most modern irons?

    • professor

      May 2, 2018 at 11:43 am

      Great question, but is anyone else trying to figure out the gap between his pitching wedge (presumably 45*) and his sand wedge (56*).

  13. orangeology

    May 1, 2018 at 5:49 pm

    sick of those ‘looks like WTF 101 blades blah blah’ comments. what’s the point of bringing circa 1893 memories? we all know well enough what Tiger’s been using. #moveon

    my bigger problem is seeing a 5W in his bag therefore 15 clubs listed here. haven’t seen he swings a 5W. is it a Tueday marketing gesture for TM or is he actually contemplating to 2i? #interesting

    • the dude

      May 1, 2018 at 7:43 pm

      ……o.k….settle down….

    • M. Coz

      May 1, 2018 at 7:50 pm

      Actually he has a 5 wd in his bag quite a bit before this. It is his “optional” club going back to Nike. He hasn’t had it much recently because he “loves” that “2 iron” which has become a “pet” club.

    • Betablockers

      May 1, 2018 at 7:57 pm

      Ok…it should say ping where it says tiger and anser where it says woods….ps not sure what you were trying to say, but doesn’t Tiger use a 5 wood half the time…assume he liked his 2 iron in windy conditions.

      Ps…would be interesting to see photos of all Tiger’s irons over the years to see how they were all really the same iron.

  14. JJ

    May 1, 2018 at 5:46 pm

    Those irons look stunning..even if similar to TW blades of the past. Curious to see if fellow Nike VR player Tommy Fleetwood gets himself a set of these from TM! A swish of those locks and a wink I’m sure he’d get himself some haha!

  15. The Truth

    May 1, 2018 at 4:47 pm

    Title should be Tigers old Nike VR PRO irons with Taylormade logo

    • kdevli

      May 1, 2018 at 5:24 pm

      Made by Mike Taylor who worked for NIKE and made all his irons, wedges and all the clubs for all the NIKE athletes. Now has his own custom shop, Artisan Golf, in the old NIKE building in Fort Worth. Best club maker in the business.

  16. Tiemco

    May 1, 2018 at 4:46 pm

    So I thought he was a TM guy, these look a lot like the Mizuno MP-18’s, a little too much.

  17. Troy L Rambo

    May 1, 2018 at 4:41 pm

    Wow, those look remarkably like his Nike Oven irons and his former Titleist 681 MB’s. Things that make you go …hmmmmmmmmm?

  18. Chuck Barkley

    May 1, 2018 at 3:15 pm

    I think ‘ol boy needs to come around to some GI irons so he can capitalize on his new found 130mph, herculean 350 plus yard drives! Hahahaha!!! Phase I?! Are you kidding me? Gimme a break already! Eldrick, your blade iron days are numbered.
    See if TM can dig up an old set of hollow IC’dubyas for ya, and they’ll at least look like blades and offer you some forgiveness.

    • adn5086

      May 1, 2018 at 3:50 pm

      Tiger usually doesn’t miss the center of the face… his problem is just directional based off face and path. Game impovment irons wouldn’t help in this regard and would probably go too far and mess up gapping. You honestly don’t know what you’re talking about.

      • Nick

        May 1, 2018 at 4:27 pm

        Yeah the OP doesn’t have a clue what he’s talking about. You nailed it. Also, those blades look amazing.

    • Diana Krall

      May 1, 2018 at 4:34 pm

      Give us a break Chuckie. Your routine is a tired, boring act from a guy who can hide behind a keyboard and mistakenly thinks he has some basis for critiquing Tiger choice of equipment. My guess is you are having trouble with your Big Bertha with those senior shafts you recently had installed and tour comment is a reflection of your dismay.

    • ROY

      May 1, 2018 at 4:38 pm

      He does seem to be an expert on the GI iron……guess years of sub mediocrity finally paying off…

    • joe

      May 2, 2018 at 8:13 am

      I agree!

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Michael Kim’s Winning WITB: 2018 John Deere Classic

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Driver: Titleist TS2 (10.5 degrees)
Shaft: Aldila Rogue Black 60X

Fairway Wood: Titleist 917F2 (16.5 degrees)
Shaft: Aldila Rogue Black 70X

Hybrid: Titleist 816H1 (21 degrees)
Shaft: Graphite Design Tour AD-DI 85X

Irons: Titleist 716 T-MB (4-iron), Titleist 718 AP2 (5-PW)
Shafts: True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue S300 (5-9 iron), True Temper XP 115 (4, PW)

Wedges: Titleist Vokey SM7 gap (52, 56 and 60 degrees)
Shafts: True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue S300

Putter: Scotty Cameron GSS 350

Golf Ball: Titleist Pro V1x

Grips: Golf Pride Tour Velvet Cord

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Francesco Molinari’s Winning WITB: 2018 Quicken Loans National

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Driver: TaylorMade M4 (8.5 degrees)
Shaft: Mitsubishi Tensei White 60X

3 Wood: TaylorMade M3 (13 degrees)
Shaft: Aldila XTorsion Green 70X

5 Wood: TaylorMade M4 (18 degrees)
Shaft: Aldila XTorsion Green 70X

Irons: TaylorMade P-790 (4), TaylorMade P-750 (5-PW)
Shafts: True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue X100

Wedges: TaylorMade Milled Grind (50 and 56 degrees), TaylorMade Hi-Toe (60 degrees)
Shafts: True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue S400

Putter: Bettinardi Dass BB-0

Golf Ball: Titleist Pro V1x

Grips: Lamkin TS1

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Bubba Watson’s Winning WITB: 2018 Travelers Championship

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Driver: Ping G400 LST (8.5 degrees, at 7.6 degrees)
Shaft: Grafalloy Bi-Matrix Pink X-Flex
Length: 44.5 inches (tipped 0.5 inches)

Fairway Wood: Ping G (14.5 degrees, at 13.2 degrees)
Shaft: Fujikura Tour Spec 8.2X
Length: 42 inches, tipped at 1.5 inches
Swing Weight: D3

Irons: Ping iBlade (2 iron), Ping S55 (4-PW)
Shafts: True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue X100
Length: +0.25 inches (2 iron), +0.5 inches (4-PW)

Wedges: Ping Glide 2.0 (52-12 SS, 56-12 SS, 60-06 TS)
Shafts: True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue X100
Length: +0.5 inches

Putter: Ping PLD Anser (Blast Finish)
Grip: Ping Pistol
Length, loft, lie: 34.25 inches, 4.5 degrees, 68.5 degrees
Weight: 340 grams

Golf Ball: Titleist Pro V1x

Grips: Bubba plays the Ping Grips made by Golf Pride, and he uses 12 wraps of tape under his lower hand and 10 wraps of tape under his top hand in all clubs except his lob wedge. Lob wedge is 13 (lower hand) and 11 wraps (upper hand).

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