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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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That one time Tiger switched driver shafts and NOBODY noticed

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It seems like pretty much everyone on the planet has an idea of what clubs Tiger has in play at any given moment. Especially now in the age of social media. However, his bag was still analyzed and tracked immensely from the beginning of his arrival on the golf scene. Point is, when the guy switches anything out, the world will know.

But did you know that, during the 2002 and into the 2003 season, he switched driver shafts? It was a pretty substantial switch too, but it fell completely under the radar. As a Tiger junkie myself, I noticed it, but in those days 1) The internet wasn’t what it is today and 2) I was bartending in Newport Beach and didn’t have access to info like I do today. So, it went in my Tiger vault…until now.

Always known to have a True Temper Dynamic Gold X100 shaft in his driver, Tiger and the Nike team wanted something a bit lighter, all while maintaining the stiffness profile of his X100.

We now introduce you to the 118-gram DGSLX100 Tiger Proto (a stock Dynamic Gold X100 shaft is 130 grams).

UNITED STATES – OCTOBER 28: Tiger Woods (Photo by Stan Badz/PGA)

A complete one-off made specifically for Tiger Woods. If you look at the pictures you will see an unfamiliar step pattern that starts off a bit wide towards the handle but gets progressively closer down towards the tip section. Basically, the step pattern (diameters) dropped lower to keep stiffness across the board.

“That’s the shaft we used to get him out of Titleist 975D and into Nike Blue 275cc driver in 2002.” – Anonymous Nike source

In theory, this was Tiger accepting the fact that he was going to have to get used to the feeling of a lighter shaft to begin the inevitable transition into graphite, which ultimately happened for good in 2004.

With the mystery of his bag completely gone these days with minute-to-minute reporting, I thought it kind of nice to still have a couple of nuggets to discover.

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GolfWRX Spotlight: Precision Pro NX7 Pro Slope rangefinder

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If you are looking for a premium full-feature laser range finder at a price normally reserved for more entry-level units, the PrecissionPro NX7 Pro Slope is exactly what you are looking for. Clear optics, easy-to-use, pulse vibration targeting, and last but not least: Free batteries for life. You heard that right, for as long as you own the rangefinder, Precision Pro will make sure you never run out of juice on the course.

NX7 Pro Slope features

Generally, a product that fits into the affordable category has to compromise along the way to meet a certain price point. With the NX7 Pro Slope from Precision Pro, you don’t have to compromise to get everything you would want from a top-of-the-line rangefinder at a less-than-top-of-the-line price.

The NX7 has pulse vibration, which notifies the user the laser has locked onto the target. Having used a lot of other rangefinders in the past, I always thought of a “pulse” as being a bit of a redundant feature to someone with experience using a rangefinder. I was completely indifferent but was quickly proven wrong! To me, the pulse is just the extra reassurance to know that I am locked onto the flag instead of something behind. The NX7 Pro Slope does this with a priority target acquisition process to make sure you are getting the flag and not a tree behind the intended target.

As the name would lead you to believe, the NX7 Pro Slope comes with a slope feature that can be turned on and off for casual mapping of a course or competition—just be sure to check with any tournament committee for conformity during an event. It’s easy to see both the measured and calculated distances in the viewfinder without ever being cluttered.

The extras

Each rangefinder comes with a well-made protective case that allows you to store the unit either on the outside of your bag or tucked away for safekeeping during travel to and from the course. Although it seems like a small feature, details matter, and having the case latch with a mini elastic cord makes getting the rangefinder out just that much easier—no need to zip and unzip 40 times per round.

The rangefinder also comes with a cleaning cloth, pre-installed battery—and don’t forget those batteries for life. All you need to do is register your rangefinder and go through the form on the Precision Pro website.

For $289, it’s one of the best buys in the rangefinder market.

 

 

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Bettinardi collaborates with Scottie Pippen to create limited-edition authentic jersey putter covers

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Bettinardi has collaborated with six-time NBA Champion and Chicago Bulls Legend, Scottie Pippen to create limited Home, Road, and Alternate authentic jersey headcovers ahead of this weekend’s NBA All-Star game.

Pippen is the only NBA player to have won an NBA title and Olympic gold medal in the same year twice (1992, 1996), and just 33 of the covers have been made by Bettinardi – which are constructed from the NBA star’s own authentic jersey collection making each cover unique.

The covers feature the seven-time NBA All-Star’s iconic number 33, his signature stitched across the underbelly and also the Hex B logo.

The covers will be available to purchase in the Hive at Noon CST on Saturday. Bettinardi will also have a special USA “Dream Team” 1992 cover (only 8 made) due to release at the same time.

Also look out for a special “All-Star”  giveaway which will be unveiled on Bettinardi’s Instagram page on Sunday.

 

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