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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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Mizuno announces new JPX 919 Tour Forged irons are coming August 29 (via cryptic Twitter post)

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While cryptic, it does appear Mizuno is announcing via Twitter that its new JPX 919 Tour irons are coming on 8/29/18. One would have to assume that means they will be launched on 8/29, not actually hitting retail on 8/29, but that remains to be seen.

We recently spotted a number of new irons on the USGA conforming list, including the JPX919 Tour irons pictured above, JPX919 Forged and JPX919 Hot Metal irons from Mizuno. So it’s likely that the JPX 919 Tour Forged irons won’t be alone in the JPX 919 family when they hit retail.

The JPX 919 Tour iron specifically pictured in the Tweet above seems to be the replacement for Mizuno’s JPX 900 Tour irons that Brooks Koepka used to win this year’s U.S. Open and PGA Championship. Learn more about the original JPX 900 Tour design from Mizuno’s Chris Voshal on our Gear Dive podcast.

Diving a bit deeper into the picture from Mizuno’s Tweet, it appears the JPX919 Tour irons will utilize Mizuno’s familiar Grain Flow forging, and will be made from 1025E; that’s based on the hosel stamping that says “GF Forged HD 1025E.”

Stay tuned for more info from Mizuno.

See what GolfWRX members are saying about the JPX919 Tour irons here.

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USA Stars & Stripes, European Flag Chrome Soft Truvis golf balls arrive

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Getting you in the Ryder Cup spirit a little more than a month from the competition in Paris, Callaway announced Chrome Soft European Truvis golf balls and new Chrome Soft X Truvis Stars & Stripes balls today.

The Carlsbad company is also bringing its popular Chrome Soft Truvis Stars & Stripes balls back to market.

The new European Truvis balls features a European-themed white, blue, and yellow design. Both Chrome Soft Truvis Stars & Stripes balls include a patriotic red, white, and blue pattern.

All models of these made-in-the-USA golf balls will be available at retail August 24th and will sell for $44.99.

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An Interview with T Squared putters, started by a high school golfer

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I’ve coached high school golf for over 15 years, and I thought that I had run out of “firsts.” Then, Anthony Tuber, one of our varsity six, told me that he builds putters. “Sure,” I thought. You purchase the components and assemble putters. Nice hobby to have. “No, coach, I build them from scratch. We have milling machines.” If that doesn’t catch your attention, not much will.

As a coach, you encourage your golfers from a base of experience, but I don’t have any club-making experience! The last time I played around with metal was in middle-school metal shop. In this particular case, the student is the coach, and the golfer is the teacher. I’m now the proud owner of a T Squared putter, and continue to be the proud coach of Anthony Tuber. He might be the next Bob Vokey, or Scotty Cameron, but for now, he is a varsity golfer and high school student. Oh, and he happens to make putters. Rather than write a review that might be perceived as biased, I decided to do a straightforward interview with T Squared Putters. If you want to learn more, visit the company website, or follow them on Twitter and on Instagram.

Question 1: What type of research and field testing did you do, prior to building your first putter?

Prior to making our first putter we bought a bunch of putters to see what we liked and disliked about them. Then we took those putters and tested them to figure out which roll we liked the best. The roll is determined by the weight of the putter the length and the groove pattern. After we completed the testing we drew up a design and shortly after that we had our first prototypes. We then tested those prototypes and they rolled exactly how we wanted. Time went by while we used these first putters but then we really wanted to see the competition. We went to the PGA Merchandise Show and that’s where we found out that we had a superior putter.

Question 2: Is there a style of putter that you like, that perhaps served as inspiration for some of your designs?

We bought and tested dozens of putters but two putters caught our eye and those putters are the Scotty Cameron Squareback and the Scotty Cameron Newport 2 Notchback.

Question 3: Can you tell us a bit about the materials/components that you chose for T Squared Putters?

We use American-made 303 stainless steel in all of our putters, but we also we use 6061 aircraft aluminum for the insert on the 713i.

Question 4: How do you balance your responsibilities and commitments, with your T Squared production?

During the school year academics are my number one priority. Over the summer I have been balancing my Tsquared putters work while working on the progression of my golf game. Fortunately I have a team that is very supportive of my vision for T Squared putters.

Question 5: Any chance we will see a mallet-style putter from T Squared?

Yes, we are currently testing other mallet putters to determine the most desirable features for our mallet putter. We are anticipating a prototype soon.

Question 6: Are you a better putter now that you know so much more from the design and production side of putters?

Yes, I have an entirely different perspective when I stand over every putt.

Question 7: How do you get the word out about the quality of your putters?

We have been very active on social media. The golfers that are currently using a Tsquared putter have been spreading the word. We have also been attending local golf tournaments to establish our brand.

Question 8: Do you hope to make a career of this venture, or do you envision it as a step along the path of a 21st-century businessman?

Yes, as golf is my passion I hope to take Tsquared putters to the next level. Golf will always be a part of my life whether it is professionally or recreationally.

Question 9: Finally, what question haven’t we asked, that you wish we would? Ask it and answer it, please.

I haven’t been asked how this process has affected me as a person. As a 17 year old I have a new appreciation for patience, persistence and hard work.

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