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Return of the mock: Tiger Woods’ 2019 Masters scripting

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Tiger Woods’ scripting for next week’s Masters Championship has been unveiled on social media, and the 43-year-old will wear mock neck shirts each day of the event as he goes in search of major championship number 15.

Golfweek’s David Dusek got the scoop and posted the image of the shirts Woods will wear at Augusta next week, as well as images of additional Nike footwear (it’s unlikely Woods will don the Nike Tour Premier shoes pictured because, well, he doesn’t deviate from the TW71 or wear anything other than solid white or black footwear).

Here’s an additional look at the TW Vapor Mock polos, via Nike. Woods is also expected to wear the custom TW pant he’s sported for the past couple of seasons, as well as the TW Aerobill Classic 99 hat.

What do you think of Woods’ Masters gear, WRXers?

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Gianni is a freelance writer. He holds a Bachelor of Arts as well as a Diploma in Sports Journalism. He can be contacted at gmagliocco@outlook.com. Follow him on Twitter @giannimosquito

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  1. Gunter Eisenberg

    Apr 4, 2019 at 9:26 pm

    2005 called…they want their mock neck shirts back.

  2. JP

    Apr 4, 2019 at 4:49 pm

    How is this even posted here? Its a freakin April Fools day joke… Obviously Gianni didn’t pay attention to when the tweet was posted….

  3. Jagon

    Apr 4, 2019 at 3:31 pm

    Mocks work super well and look great as a cold-weather workout/sports base-layer, but as a main layer look sloppy and just out-of-tune.

  4. Thomas A

    Apr 4, 2019 at 2:46 pm

    From the super-baggy late 90’s early 00’s, to the mock turtle, to the pleated pants, to the leather belt with silver buckle, to the staid black or white shoes, Nike could not have signed a more boring, traditional player to market their otherwise advertised cutting-edge & modern athletic apparel.

  5. youraway

    Apr 4, 2019 at 9:24 am

    Always thought he was extremely well dressed, so of the best on tour, but never been a fan of a mock collarless shirt, save save those for the gym.

  6. Tim Armington

    Apr 3, 2019 at 7:33 pm

    Great look for a barber!

  7. Tartan Golf Travel

    Apr 3, 2019 at 4:35 pm

    It was a bad look years ago and it’s even worse now!

  8. Ty Webb

    Apr 3, 2019 at 3:34 pm

    Hate the mock and the blade collars, but then again I am not paying anything near full boat for a shirt so I am not who they are after.

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Tiger Woods opts for lead tape on his Newport 2 rather than a heavier putter: Here’s why it makes sense

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After days of speculation about which putter Tiger Woods might end up with an attempt to tame the greens at Royal Portrush, we now officially know he settled on his old faithful GSS Scotty Cameron but with a twist—some added lead tape.

The whole reason the speculation was in high gear early in the week was because of Tiger was spotted with a new custom Scotty that had the Studio Select weights in the sole to increase head weight to help with slow greens, something Tiger has talked about in the past—especially when it comes to the greens at The Open Championship.

We can even look back a few years ago when Tiger finally put a Nike putter in play, the original Method (those were nice putters) and talked about both the increased head weight and the grooves on the face to help get the ball rolling on slower greens.

The decision to stick with the old faithful with added lead tape goes beyond just a comfort level, even if the two putters look the same at address, it’s about feel and MOI around the axis.

Let me explain. Sure the putter heads weight the same, but depending on where the mass is located it will change the MOI. The putter with the Select weights vs. lead tape in the middle will have a higher MOI because there is more weight on the perimeter of the head—it’s like a blade vs. cavity back iron. Sure, two 7-irons can weigh the same but the performance will vary significantly.

For a player with such deft feel like Tiger Woods, any change like that can could cause doubt. Tweaking an already great putting stroke and on the eve of the last major of the year is not really something you want to do, which is why it isn’t surprising he stuck with his legendary Newport 2.

Lead tape in the middle allows Tiger to increase the head weight with very little change to the natural rate of rotation for hit putter and hopefully manage the slower Portrush greens better.

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Forum Thread of the Day: “Your optimal wedge set-up?”

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Today’s Forum Thread of the Day comes from ClevelandKyle who brings up the subject of wedge set-ups. In the thread, our members discuss what wedges they like to carry as well as answering ClevelandKyle’s question: “If you had to carry two wedges for the rest of your life, what would they be (degree, make, model) and why?”

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.

  • SEP1006: “PW / GW – 0311P PXG GEN 2, same as irons. 54/12 and 58/06 – Ping Glide Stealth 2.0: best wedges I’ve ever played by far, very versatile.”
  • cardoustie: “Like the OP, I keep going back to old school Vokey sm2’s .. 50/54/60. TVD m grinds. No wedge spins it as well or feels as good. I am ordering a Glide 3.0 eye 2 58 though.”
  • manoagolfer: “Vokey 48, 54, 58 and 62. Just added the 62 for the short stuff around the greens and steep faced bunkers.”
  • BCULAW: “RTX4 Raw 46 mid, 50 mid, 56 full, 60 low. After playing Vokeys almost exclusively for the last ten years or so, these Clevelands have been a real eye-opener. Spin is greatly increased, and the grind on the 60 is stellar. Highly recommended.”

Entire Thread: “Your optimal wedge set-up?”

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Forum Thread of the Day: “1 or 2-iron recommendations?”

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Today’s Forum Thread of the Day comes from Afor1991 who is on the hunt for a 1 or 2-iron after having no luck with hybrids. With a swing speed in the low 100s, Afor1991 is confident he has the speed and consistency to make a 1 or 2-iron work for him, and our members have been giving him their best suggestions in our forum.

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.

  • boggyman: “1st generation TM UDI 16* hard to beat with right shaft for a 1-iron, IF you could find one. Used mine in a set of OL Cobras for a while. Need to re-shaft it now though.”
  • Pepperturbo: “I have been effectively using T-MB 17* 2 iron since it was introduced. Now and again put my old Mizuno Pro 16* 1 iron in the bag to remind me those clubs require a good swing. Good luck with your choice.”
  • joelsim: “It depends on how much you value consistency over distance. And of course what your handicap is. I don’t have an official handicap but am regularly scoring in the 70s at my home club, at most 85 if I have a really bad day. And I tried a UDI #2 a couple of weeks ago and sold it a day later. Will stick to my G400 #4 Iron at power spec 19*. Gives me 195y carry consistently with run out according to ground hardness. So far it beats G and G400 Crossovers, Cobra King Utility and TM UDI #2 hands down.”
  • wam78: “Currently playing Mizuno mp h5 2 iron and I absolutely love it! Feels good, easy to hit high and low and can be found for a good price.”

Entire Thread: “1 or 2-iron recommendations?”

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