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Tiger Woods WITB: 2020 Farmers Insurance Open

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Tiger Woods has arrived at Torrey Pines for the Farmers Insurance Open. It’s a venue he’s plenty comfortable at, as we well know, having won eight times at the California course(s). In his first official stroke-play action since winning The Zozo Championship in Japan in October, Woods looks to break Sam Snead’s record for PGA Tour wins with an equipment setup that’s the same as what we saw last time he teed it up—from the 5-wood through the bottom of the bag, that is.

At the top of his setup, Woods is testing the new TaylorMade SIM Max “Rocket 3” 3-wood and SIM driver ahead of competition. Both clubs are equipped with the Mitsubishi Diamana D+ White shafts the 15-time major champion has been gaming in his M5 3 and 5-woods.

Regarding the 9-degree SIM driver, Woods said he has “seen improvements” over his M5 gamer, but still needs to do additional testing.

Per Golf Channel, Woods said: “[The TaylorMade M5 is] a driver where I can hit a draw anytime I want, and then when I do hit a cut, it doesn’t really go very far but I know I can turn it at any given time. That’s what I want with the SIM driver, I want to be able to draw it and then hit my little slap cut up there kind of shortening the fairway. Trying to find both, meanwhile giving me more distance with both shots, would be ideal.”

We’ll keep an eye out for the clubs that make the cut when Woods tees off alongside Collin Morikawa and Jon Rahm at 9:40 a.m. local time.

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Driver: TaylorMade SIM (9 degrees)
Shaft: Mitsubishi Diamana D+ White 60 TX

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Driver: TaylorMade M5 (9 degrees)
Shaft: Mitsubishi Diamana D+ White 60 TX

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3-wood: TaylorMade M5 (15 degrees)
Shaft: Mitsubishi Diamana D+ White 70 TX

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3-wood: TaylorMade SIM Max Rocket 3 (14 degrees)
Shaft: Mitsubishi Diamana D+ White 70 TX

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5-wood: TaylorMade M3 (19 degrees)
Shaft: Mitsubishi Diamana D+ White 80 TX

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Irons: TaylorMade P7TW (3-PW)
Shafts: True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue X100

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Wedges: TaylorMade MG 2 “Tiger MT Grind” (56-12, 60-11 degrees)
Shafts: True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue S400

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Putter: Scotty Cameron Newport 2 GSS
Grip: Ping PP58 Blackout

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Golf Ball: Bridgestone TourB XS

Grips: Golf Pride Tour Velvet Cord

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  1. Karsten

    Feb 14, 2020 at 6:56 pm

    Hey, is that my Ping Anser Tiger is playing?

  2. regiT

    Feb 14, 2020 at 6:54 pm

    Clueless…ps and besides if you are Tiger Scotty (the Ping copier) would come to you…lol

  3. Phil

    Jan 29, 2020 at 4:03 pm

    Any chance you caught the shaft lengths? 45 driver?

    • Distance Compression Dude

      Jan 31, 2020 at 12:00 pm

      He’s been known to play his driver at 45.25″. But who knows now? maybe he’s playing it longer for a bit more speed.

  4. gwelfgulfer

    Jan 24, 2020 at 11:33 am

    Should be ashamed of using a dinged up putter like that, I mean, think of the wrx resale value… Wonder if he can get a discount and send it in to get refinished…

    • Distance Compression Dude

      Jan 27, 2020 at 2:04 pm

      What for? If he sends that to Scotty Studios to get refurbished, the putter will change significantly for him. They have to grind, strip and refinish the putter.

      For someone like him who can detect the slightest air bubble under a grip, all that work will change the way his putter feels. The weight might feel off. The ball coming off the face might feel different.

      I wouldn’t change anything. That putter has won him a vast majority of his 82 wins.

      • Kevin

        Jan 28, 2020 at 12:39 pm

        woooooooosh

      • TLW

        Jan 31, 2020 at 10:43 pm

        Distance compression, You’re a d*%che.

        • Distance Compression Dude

          Feb 1, 2020 at 4:26 pm

          Am I? Or am I just telling it as it is?

          Hate on me all you want. Everything I said is 100% true.

          • Dave

            Feb 3, 2020 at 9:17 pm

            Right behind your left ear is a button. If you push it, your sarcasm alert will engage. You will then understand that they don’t disagree with you. The OP was just being sarcastic. That’s why TLW thinks you’re a douche. If, after you’ve engaged the sarcasm alert, you still do not understand, it may be due to a lack of intelligence. There is a button right behind your right knee. Go ahead and push that. It will disengage the intelligence inhibitor. You will still need to reboot your cerebrum by lightly hitting your forehead on a wall. Only once! If you strike your head twice, it will put your brain in sleep mode, and there is a good chance you’ll freeze up. A hard reset will be required after that. Good luck!

            • Kim Chee

              Feb 6, 2020 at 3:02 pm

              Are you and TLW dating or something? Or are you just some keyboard vigilante that wants to be someone’s knight in shining armor?

  5. joe

    Jan 23, 2020 at 8:02 pm

    everyone is so worried about face shots and I find it hilarious. middle of the face everytime…….

  6. The dude

    Jan 22, 2020 at 5:01 pm

    Face shots ….uhh…err ..great job with the Putter….how funny is that…GolfWRX get a face shit if a putter but not of irons……lame and lazy…

  7. Pelling

    Jan 22, 2020 at 4:30 pm

    17 clubs?
    It’s ok, Tiger is the GOAT!

  8. Dave r

    Jan 22, 2020 at 1:53 pm

    Huan been living in a cave have we ?

  9. HKO

    Jan 22, 2020 at 11:56 am

    now that’s a cool putter cover. did SC make it?
    ps: his putter’s not gonna sell well on WRX. “good refinish candidate” ha
    i mean. amazing how much practice he’s put into that one lil stick. just amazing.

  10. Red head!

    Jan 21, 2020 at 10:37 pm

    And please, enough of the “Wow, look at the wear marks on the channel of his driver’s sole.” No, it’s obviously the abrasions caused by the “screw” being adjusted umpteen times. That was crackin’ me up late last year with all the nonsense about it. I mean, really, how could the screw/bolt be so clean and the deep channel have wear marks from a tee? So funny.

    • Valtiel

      Jan 22, 2020 at 7:03 pm

      Um, those ARE tee marks. The screw does not reach down to the bottom, and even if it did, how would it leave white plastic marks? Especially all the way towards the back. Moving the weights does not leave marks in the channel, white plastic tees do, just like on everyone else”s driver.

    • Jack

      Jan 23, 2020 at 12:04 am

      Those aren’t screw marks. Have you ever moved a weight? They don’t scratch the track like that.

    • Benny

      Jan 23, 2020 at 7:33 am

      Then why is the Sim sole starting to show tee marks? It certainly doesn’t have a weight chennel. Or why did DJ and Rors M2/4’s have the same white marks where there is no weights? Matter of fact why does Phil’s Callyway driver have the same marks w/o weight slides? Crack me up all right..

    • Crack me up

      Jan 23, 2020 at 7:42 am

  11. Justin

    Jan 21, 2020 at 9:59 pm

    That putter face reminds me of a well worn wedge

  12. Jack

    Jan 21, 2020 at 8:36 pm

    Sim Max Rockets are going to sell like crazy

    • joro

      Jan 22, 2020 at 3:12 pm

      I think Tiger Woods is a new course in LA..

  13. huan

    Jan 21, 2020 at 8:12 pm

    Who is this tiger wood. Many people say tiger golf lovely champion big champion. he wins many? large photo in airport near my house of tiger wood big smile. do you know him? id love meet Mr. wood and ask how he become low score golfer

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Tigers Woods WITB for each Masters win

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At its core, Tiger Woods’ equipment hasn’t changed by much over the better part of the last two decades. However, Tiger Woods’ equipment is constantly evolving, and there is no better tournament to witness that evolution than to take a peek into the equipment he used to win all five of his Masters Tournaments.

A couple of major notes to consider is Tiger used a steel-shafted driver playing less than 45 inches all the way up until the 2004 season when he finally made the move from his trusted Titleist 975D long after the rest of the PGA Tour had swapped in newer technology. It was still another two years before Tiger made the move to a 460cc driver head in the pursuit of greater ball speed and forgiveness.

Tiger also held onto his 2-iron for a long time, and up until a few years ago would rotate it in and out of the bag with a 5-wood. 2019 was the first major tournament Tiger won using a 5-wood instead of his trusted 2-iron.

Masters Winning Gear from 1997 – 2019

Tiger Woods WITB 1997 Masters

Winning Score: -18 bested his next closest competitor Tom Kite by 12 shots!

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Driver: King Cobra Deep Face (9 degrees)
Shaft: True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue X100

3-wood: Titleist PT (15 degrees)
Shaft: True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue X100 15

Irons: Mizuno MP-29 (2-4) and MP-14 (5-PW)
Shafts: True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue X100

Wedges: Cleveland 588 RTG (Raw Tour Grind) (56, 60 degrees)
Shafts: True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue X100

Putter: Scotty Cameron Newport TeI3

Ball: Titleist Professional 90

Tiger Woods WITB 2001 Masters

Winning Score: -16, beat David Duval by 2 shots and Phil Mickelson by 3.

Driver: Titleist 975D (7.5 degrees)
Shaft: True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue X100 shaft

3-wood: 
Titleist 970 (15 degrees)
Shafts: True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue X100

Irons: 
Titleist 681 Forged (2-PW)
Shafts: True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue X100

Wedges: 
Titleist Vokey Design 200 Series (58 bent to 56 degrees, 6o degrees)
Shafts: True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue S400

Putter: 
Scotty Cameron Newport 2 GSS

Ball: 
Nike Tour Accuracy TW

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Tiger Woods WITB 2002 Masters

Winning Score: -12, was 3 shots better than Retief Goosen and 4 better than Phil Mickelson

Driver: Nike Forged Titanium (8.5 degrees)
Shaft: True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue X100

3-wood: Titleist 970 (15 degrees)
Shaft: True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue X100

Irons: Titleist 681 Forged Prototype (2-PW)
Shafts: True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue X100

Wedges: Titleist Vokey Design 200 Series (58 bent to 56 degrees, 6o degree)
Shafts: True Temper Dynamic Gold S400

Putter:
 Scotty Cameron Newport 2 GSS

Ball:
 Nike Tour Accuracy TW

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Tiger Woods WITB 2005 Masters

Winning Score: Tiger beat Chris DiMarco in a playoff after they both tied at -12. The next closest golfers were Luke Donald and Retief Goosen at -5.

Driver: Nike Ignite 460cc (8.5 degrees)
Shafts: Mitsubishi Diamana 83 TX

3-wood: Nike T60 Ignite (15 degrees )
Shaft: Mitsubishi Diamana Blue 103 TX

Irons: Nike Forged Blades (2-PW)
Shafts: True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue X100

Wedges: Nike Pro Combo (56 degrees), Nike Blade TW (60 degrees)
Shafts: True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue S400

Putter: Scotty Cameron Newport 2 GSS

Ball: Nike One Platinum TW

Tiger Woods WITB 2019 Masters

Winning Score: -13, was one shot better than Brooks Koepka, Dustin Johnson, and Xander Schauffele.

Driver: TaylorMade M5 (9 degrees)
Shaft: Mitsubishi Diamana D+ White 60 TX

3-wood: TaylorMade M5 (13 degrees)
Shaft: Mitsubishi Diamana D+ White 70 TX

5-wood: TaylorMade M3 (19 degrees)
Shaft: Mitsubishi Diamana D+ White 80 TX

Irons: TaylorMade P-7TW irons (3-PW)
Shafts: True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue X100

Wedges: TaylorMade Milled Grind Raw (56 and 60 degrees)
Shafts: True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue S400

Putter: Scotty Cameron Newport 2 GSS

Golf Ball: Bridgestone TourB XS

Grips: Golf Pride Tour Velvet Cord

 

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Jimmy Walker WITB 2020

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  • Equipment accurate as of the Farmers Insurance Open

Driver: Titleist TS3 (8.5 degrees @ 7.75, C1 SureFit setting)
Shaft: Fujikura Ventus Blue 6 X

Fairway wood: Titleist TS3 (18 degrees @ 17.25, C1 SureFit setting)
Shaft: Mitsubishi Tensei CK Pro Blue 90 TX

Irons: Titleist 620 CB (3), Titleist 620 MB (4-PW)
Shafts: True Temper AMT Tour White X100

Wedges: Titleist Vokey Design SM8 WedgeWorks (54-M, 60-04L), Titleist Vokey Design SM8 (64 degrees)
Shafts: True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue X100

Putter: L.A.B. Directed Force 2.1T

Grips: Golf Pride Tour Velvet

Ball: Titleist Pro V1x

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WITB Time Machine: Phil Mickelson WITB, 2016 Waste Management Phoenix Open

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  • Equipment is accurate as of the Waste Management Phoenix Open (2016).

Driver: Callaway XR 16 Sub Zero (8.5 degrees)
Shaft: Mitsubishi Fubuki J 60 X (tipped 1 inch, 45.5 inches)

3-wood: Callaway X Hot 3 Deep (13 degrees)
Shaft: Mitsubishi Fubuki J 70 X (tipped 1.5 inches)

Hybrid: Callaway Apex (18 degrees)
Shaft: Mitsubishi Diamana S Hybrid 100 TX

Utility iron: Callaway Apex UT (21 degrees)
Shaft: KBS Tour-V 125

Irons: Callaway Apex Pro ’16 (5-PW)
Shafts: KBS Tour-V 125

Wedges: Callaway Mack Daddy PM Grind Wedge (56-13, 60-10, 64-10)
Shafts: KBS Tour-V 125

Putter: Odyssey “Phil Mickelson” Blade
Grip: Odyssey by SuperStroke JP40

Ball: Callaway Chrome Soft (2016)

Grip: Golf Pride MCC Black/White

WITB Notes: Mickelson uses the rearward weight setting in his XR 16 Sub Zero driver.

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