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Tiger Woods adds TaylorMade MG wedges to his bag

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The Tiger Woods transition to TaylorMade equipment is complete (save for his Scotty Cameron Newport 2 putter, which he will play until the final round of his life).

Woods shared an image of his bag on social media Wednesday with a couple of new additions: TaylorMade MG 56 and 60-degree wedges.

The Milled Grind wedges feature fresh grinds and finishes similar to the Nike VR Pro wedges he’s played in recent years, as you can see in this close-up.

Here’s a closer look at the grind of his 60-degree wedge, which has 10.5 degrees of bounce.

For more photos from Tiger’s pro-am round with Peyton, click here.

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  1. Chuck Barkley

    Jun 7, 2018 at 5:18 am

    Think it’s about time ‘ol Eldrick start considering game improvement gear! Git ‘im some cavity back wedges, a long Scott McCarron style putter, and some cavity backs! Might do him some good and get ‘im on track to da Senior, errrrrrrr Champions
    Tour!

  2. Chuck Barkley

    Jun 5, 2018 at 10:45 pm

    These wedgies red dot, no dot, half dot, full dot……WILL NOT help him stand high atop the podium! Good night now!

  3. patrick dempsey

    May 31, 2018 at 7:57 am

    Man if y’all would just listen to “gear dive” podcast on here. Would solve anyones speculation. Literally answers all questions about his set up by the guys who made it…

  4. omaha

    May 31, 2018 at 7:34 am

    yup no bore through red hosel insert thingy.

  5. rymail00

    May 30, 2018 at 8:21 pm

    I thought the MG wedges had bore through hosels that come out on the sole, these don’t seem to have that?

    Any chance these are Artisan wedges? Can’t see the hosels like his new irons?

    • Getupem

      May 30, 2018 at 10:58 pm

      Fair observation but please don’t be the one to start the conspiracy theories. Next it will be his Bridgestone ball is actually made by Nike, the adjustable hosel on his driver is fake and he still uses a bonded neck.

  6. Jaibub

    May 30, 2018 at 5:17 pm

    Those look like the 2014 TM TP wedges in the ATV grind

  7. joro

    May 30, 2018 at 5:16 pm

    oh boy, Tiger has new Wedges, he might even make the cut with these. GO TIGER, lol

    • bebop a lula

      Jun 6, 2018 at 1:26 pm

      he’s made more than he’s missed upon his return!

  8. dat

    May 30, 2018 at 4:05 pm

    Best wedges TM has ever produced, but too rich for my blood.

  9. shawn

    May 30, 2018 at 12:49 pm

    Tiger carries rusty wedges??!!!

  10. Richard

    May 30, 2018 at 12:35 pm

    Semi useless PR style information.
    The angle of the photos deliver little info visually.
    Wedge Material:?? Forged, Cast?
    Milled Face??
    Lengths??
    Bounce??
    Wedge labelled 56 looks like a “traditional grind” sand wedge.
    Wedge labelled 60 seems to have an interesting “non-traditional” grind.

    True lofts?
    Lie angles?

    Oh well

  11. cinch bugs

    May 30, 2018 at 11:28 am

    What no high toe?!?!?

  12. James T

    May 30, 2018 at 11:07 am

    What about his other wedges? He’s gotta carry more than just these two.

    • Jeremy

      May 30, 2018 at 12:11 pm

      I believe the PW he plays is ~48 degrees. One thing Tiger has also spoke about in the past is his ability to control the loft on all his clubs, meaning that his lofts in his irons haven’t changed. So if he has to hit a shot that would require a 52 degree, he’s de-loft his 56 or open up his PW.

      • Fnar

        May 30, 2018 at 12:15 pm

        Nah, you don’t know nuthin

      • WOotWoot

        May 30, 2018 at 12:43 pm

        50 deg pw. Old school lofts

        • D

          May 31, 2018 at 6:57 pm

          Same lofts his whole career. Except with the drive.

          • orangeology

            Jun 6, 2018 at 11:47 am

            amazing to see everyone become a gear expert when talking about Tiger’s. 🙂 me too, i mean. the big cat hasn’t carried an 52º or 53º as far as i remembered. FWIW, don’t really think what wedge he uses really matters. right now his problem is 1. tee-off especially with the driver & 2. putting. everything else actually seems ok if not better than before IMO.

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WRX Spotted at U.S. Open: Justin playing just Rosey with new TPT

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We are a little more than halfway through the U.S. Open at Pebble Beach, and so far the course is giving and taking as much as you would expect from a perfect setup by the USGA.

Taking the lead on Thursday and continuing to lurk into the weekend is Justin Rose. Since we have been paying close attention to his Honma golf bag all year, we noticed a shaft change in his Tour World driver.

We reached out to TPT to see if we could get an update on what Rose has put in play for what is often referred to as one of the toughest driving weeks of the year. Here’s the inside info

“Justin has put into play a TPT Golf 14 MKP-LT-SW shaft in his Honma driver. This shaft is a full 10 CPM ( Cycles per Minute ) stiffer than the 15 LKP-LT-SW shaft that he put in play at The Memorial after testing it that week. It’s also different in that it has a Mid Kick Point (MKP), where as the 15 LKP-LT-SW has a Low-Kick-Point (LKP) design.”

From a technical and fitting perspective (generally speaking) a lower kick point shaft will hit the ball higher with more spin compared to a mid or high kick point shaft if all other factors are equal. We don’t have access to his driver numbers but with the U.S. Open being played on what can always end up as a windy venue the theory would be that this change to the MKP is to help keep ball flight lower and more controlled — which will also be a benefit next month at the Open Championship.

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Forum Thread of the Day: “Best budget driver?”

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Today’s Forum Thread of the Day comes from Ivyguy who is on the lookout for the best driver to be had at an affordable price ($300 or less). Our members give their suggestions, with plenty of different drivers getting a mention.

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.

  • tbsbama: “Cobra King LTD is a wonderful driver. The pro model has lofts from 7 to 10 with fade settings. The regular from 9 to 12 with draw settings. Both heads are absolute bombers and can be found pretty cheap. Best driver I have hit in several years.”
  • zzyzxx33: “I won a Tour Edge EXS Driver, and it has been Awesome! Great Price, Look, Sound and Results! It’s longer than anything else I’ve hit.”
  • AG12: “I would say the regular PING G400…you can get new for $300 on PGA SS website, ’17 M2 is a good choice, and the M4 can be had at under $300 used in most shops.”
  • Badshaft: “I have the F8+ and bought the extra weights off of eBay (inexpensive, shipped from China)- 12g front 7g back- Blue Tensei 70g stiff. Longest for me – straight and as accurate as anything. Nice well-balanced combo. Looks to me it has the same moveable weight strategy as the F9.”

Entire Thread: “Best budget driver?”

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Xander Schauffele using a new Odyssey Stroke Lab Tuttle putter at this week’s U.S. Open

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At this week’s U.S. Open, Xander Schauffele made the move to a new Odyssey Stroke Lab Tuttle putter as he looks to break his major duck.

The 25-year-old had been using a Stroke Lab R-Ball gamer since March but tested out the Odyssey Stroke Lab Tuttle flat-stick at the beginning of the week. According to Callaway, Schauffele likes how the three lines are designed all the way from the front to the back of the putter head to help frame the ball for the proper setup and better alignment.

The change paid dividends on day one at Pebble Beach, with the Californian firing a round of 66 to put him T2 overnight.

Much of Schauffele’s excellent work on day one was done with the new Odyssey Stroke Lab Tuttle, with the 25-year-old gaining 4.8 strokes on the greens during Thursday’s action. Schauffele currently stands second in strokes gained: putting.

 

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