Tiger Woods WITB 2013

by   |   December 10, 2013
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Equipment is accurate as of the Farmers Insurance Open (1/23/14)

Driver: Nike VR_S Covert Tour Prototype
Shaft: Mitsubishi Rayon Diamana White Board 73x

Fairway Wood: Nike VR_S Covert Tour (15 degrees)
Shaft: Mitsubishi Diamana Blue Board 103 X

Fairway Wood: Nike VR_S Covert 5 wood (19 degrees)
Shaft: Mitsubishi Diamana Blue Board 103 X

Irons: Nike VR Pro Blade (3-PW)
Shafts: True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue X100

Wedges: Nike VR Pro Forged (56 and 60 degree)
Shafts: True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue S400

Putter: Nike Method 001

Ball: Nike ONE Tour D

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100 Comments

  1. Alex

    February 3, 2014 at 11:38 pm

    I still think Nikes are for your feet. If I was being paid to play clubs with a swoosh on them I guess I would feel different.

  2. Ethan

    February 2, 2014 at 9:11 am

    Is it just me or does anyone else wish they’d kept the cavity back red? The picture in there of his old one looks better I think

  3. Patrick

    January 31, 2014 at 10:08 am

    I would cut somebody for a covert with a glued hozel. Do you ever think they are gonna make a glued hozel?

  4. Rich

    January 28, 2014 at 3:46 am

    Really? 123 photo’s for his WITB? Really? I can’t believe his bag is THAT interesting to everyone………..Messers A.Scott, R.McIlroy, H.Stenson and P.Mickelson only rate 116 photo’s combined from their WITB……..I don’t get it.

  5. Brad W

    January 23, 2014 at 9:24 pm

    For the PX PXi, for a while he has that in his 2 iron (the cavity back Nike 3 iron bent to 2 iron left), so that’s likely the 2 iron in that picture

  6. chris

    January 23, 2014 at 1:01 pm

    what club is he using the Project XPxi shaft in?? That is curious!

  7. Dwaine Ingarfield

    January 23, 2014 at 10:29 am

    The look of the covert is growing on me.
    Dwaine Ingarfield

  8. Brad W

    January 23, 2014 at 6:20 am

    Looks like one of the pictures has him swinging a whiteboard (head is cutoff so cannot say if fw wood or driver), where as the rest of the pics including a driver pic have blueboard. Is he considering switching back to Whiteboard from the blueboard he has had in his driver the last couple tournaments?

  9. scott

    January 22, 2014 at 9:08 pm

    What’s up with cameron style face ?

    • Billy

      January 23, 2014 at 12:17 am

      Never heard of a Scotty Cameron putter having method grooves before?

      • Harvey

        January 28, 2014 at 2:42 am

        Looks like the method groves are just lasered on for effect. What’s the difference between the two Zak?

    • Reality

      January 23, 2014 at 8:16 pm

      Tiger hasn’t used a Cameron for a few years. Most Cameron heads, Nike heads, and head is a copy of a PING.

      The Nike Method Tiger uses is a PING Anser copy. In fact in order to have his first Cameron made, Tiger handed Scotty his PING Anser and said… copy this.

      When Scotty put his Cameron grip on there, Tiger said put the PING grip back on. To this day Tiger uses a PING grip and PING blacks out the logo so that Tiger doesn’t break contract.

      • Shawn

        January 24, 2014 at 12:15 pm

        Actually, I he used to black out the ping logo with a sharpie, but now Ping sells the grip blacked out.

        And I’m pretty sure that his contract says he can play what he wants, so if he decided to play a ping grip it wouldn’t be an issue.

  10. Chuck

    January 22, 2014 at 5:46 pm

    Second request; for confirmed current length of Tiger Woods’ 2014 season Nike driver with Diamana BB 103X.

    My understanding is that it is built to 44″. But I have never seen definitive confirmation.

    Memo to TigerWoods.com; you guys could do a 1000% better job by supplying more detailed information on your man.

    • Reality

      January 23, 2014 at 8:17 pm

      Yes, because what Tiger hits should be used by all golfers. Most people swing like Tiger and should copy his specs.

      • Chuck

        January 25, 2014 at 11:18 am

        What a dumb comment. I don’t plan to use anything built to Tiger Woods’ specifications. That’s not what I wrote, and it’s not why I asked.

        The reason that I asked is because a 103g driver shaft is an unusual, and somewhat retro choice by Mr. Woods.

        It is a natural, physical, fact that most players with heavier driver shafts also play them at shorter lengths. That gets into yet another tradeoff; consistent ball striking, versus headspeed and distance. Those issues are common to all clubbuilding, irrespective of whether the clubs are built for Tiger Woods or not.

        Now I am wondering what else to say, in order to minimize you. And whether it is worth it at all.

  11. Bailey Cottle

    January 1, 2014 at 5:01 am

    does anyone know the length of his driver? I heard somewhere that he plays a 42 or 43 inch driver.

  12. Claiborne

    December 13, 2013 at 2:40 am

    Wait a second… No mention of the golf genie in a bottle that grants impossible putts, and miraculous shots, but gets paid by drives that find the rough??

  13. Nick O'Hern

    December 8, 2013 at 12:42 am

    Does anyone know the loft of Tiger’s PW?

    • Mat

      December 8, 2013 at 9:23 pm

      At last check, it is 49°.

      • JL

        December 13, 2013 at 11:20 am

        Yup, he plays old school lofts and still hits it a mile.

  14. Ponjo

    December 7, 2013 at 11:50 am

    Noticed last night that Tiger had a very faded Ping grip on his putter. HD TV is good for things like that

    • Greg

      December 7, 2013 at 11:56 am

      Tiger has used that style of Ping grip since his amateur days.

    • bobby bottleservice

      December 8, 2013 at 8:38 am

      old news bro

    • Tom

      December 10, 2013 at 6:19 pm

      It’s not a faded grip. It is a blackout grip where the letters are darkened. He has been using the same grip since his amateur days… only then it was the standard Ping grip as he was using an Anser 2 putter.

    • joro

      January 2, 2014 at 9:50 am

      It is not faded, it is a PING blacked out, meaning the lettering is covered with black. The grip is available to anyone.

    • Reality

      January 23, 2014 at 8:19 pm

      It’s not faded. It’s blacked out. It’s called a PING blackout.

      Tiger refuses to play with anything but a copy of a PING Anser putter. Cameron and Nike did a good job knocking the Anser off but Tiger insists on the PING grip. Cameron/Nike don’t want to advertise for PING so it needs to be blacked out.

  15. Philip Nielsen

    December 7, 2013 at 11:10 am

    He sure is crushing his driver. Is it the shaft or head or both?

    • Happyday_J

      December 7, 2013 at 11:44 am

      I think its the confidence gained in having the heavier shaft, not to mention, his tempo is probably more in sync, allowing a more solid blow. It fits in better with his set IMO, had 130g iron shafts, 103g fwy wood shafts, and back when he had the tour ad di, he had a 65g shaft, went up to 83g. Still was probably too light causing a tempo that might of been slightly off compared to the rest of his set. IMO if he sticks with this, we could be in for a fun few years, as he’ll get the confidence back with that, leading to more short irons and killing par 5s again.

  16. Nick

    August 6, 2013 at 8:37 pm

    Booyah! Hopefully he can keep it together for the PGA Championship.

  17. Carlo Williams

    August 5, 2013 at 2:50 am

    Guys, why focus on the clubs he used…shouldn’t we rather appreciate HOW WELL HE EXECUTED THE SHOTS WITH THEM? His distance control was exceptional with his irons…so whether they are Miura, Diamana or Tour AD shafts, or whatever, I am sure Tiger is using the equipment which he feels suits his game.

    • Curt

      August 5, 2013 at 10:15 am

      What???

      The whole point is so we can examine his clubs for our own benefit!!!

      Seriously dude………….

      • Matt

        August 5, 2013 at 3:16 pm

        “for our own benefit”?? dude i dont think using tiger´s clubs is the key to playing better! how about practicing and getting a fitting with a tracker?

        • John

          August 5, 2013 at 5:35 pm

          READ!!!…”the whole point is so we can EXAMINE HIS CLUBS for our own benefit”…he didn’t say USE HIS CLUBS, he said EXAMINE HIS CLUBS…this site is for exactly that, so we can see what the pros use, that doesn’t mean get them in our hands and try to use them

          • Jack

            August 7, 2013 at 4:56 am

            Seriously. No way I will ever play like him, so might as well check out his clubs and maybe game one or two of them. I am not touching the blades though. I’ve tried blades before, but the long irons are just too punishing.

          • Curt

            August 7, 2013 at 12:03 pm

            Exactly!!

            Obviously, you would not employ one of Tigers weapons that was detrimental to your game!! We only employ that which benefits our game, which is the whole point of WITB.

    • Pablo

      December 7, 2013 at 5:05 am

      You realize this is an EQUIPMENT article, right? There will be plenty of articles and blog posts about Tiger’s performance, but many golf fans like checking out the top players’ equipment also. It’s like you’ve never been on this site and its forums – many of us are equipment freaks, it’s the WRX way! We do it out of interest in our favorite players, love of technology and shiny new products, and knowing what’s popular (especially for better players) to think about when we go out and buy stuff.

      This is especially big news since he not only changed drivers again (something he rarely used to do), but changed the shaft in his driver to something VERY heavy that only rivals when he used to play with a steel-shafted driver. When he switched to graphite shafts, Tiger used a WB 83X in the driver for many years (the heaviest model in the WB line, as the 103 is the heaviest in the BB line). Since then he’s consistently used BB 103X shafts in the FWs to this day. When he came back from his scandal/injury hiatus, he changed driver shafts to a 70-gram shaft, went as low as a 60-gram shaft, then went back to a WB 73X this year. He didn’t just go back to an 80-gram shaft like in recent history, he went even heavier. That has huge implications for his driving game going forward.

  18. Mark

    August 4, 2013 at 8:55 pm

    Is that a weight plug in his 56 degree, kind of like what is seen with JP wedges?

  19. Jake

    July 24, 2013 at 8:47 am

    As someone said down below he doesnt even use Nike’s irons. They are Miura forged but are built to look like the nike iron and stamped with nike on them. He also has used Mizuno irons in his earlier days, just built to look like nike with a nike stamp.

    • Reality

      January 23, 2014 at 8:21 pm

      It’s been a long time since those rumors were true. As much as I hate to admit it… NIKE makes the irons.

  20. Andy

    June 4, 2013 at 5:58 pm

    Clearly only a select few pay attention to Tiger. He ditched the SQ fairways for the vrs-coverts a while back; the 5 wood early this year followed by the 3 wood at augusta because it gave him more draw than the Vr pro limited edition and has kept it since. On his site it states that he carries a 2 iron and 5 wood and will interchange dependant on course conditions and as somebody rightly said most pros will switch and change in the practise rounds so he will carry both incase he wants to change. He went back to the diamana shaft because he has no injuries and can produce the clubhead speeds that he used to. He also plays the shaft weight and loft that he does because he likes to work his driver and hence would want more spin to do so, thus why he is not using the vrs-covert version 3 which was specially made for him (it has a black finish). Look it up if you think I’m mistaken.

    • Andy

      July 4, 2013 at 10:41 am

      For anyone now questioning the above, tiger cracked too many of his vr limited edition woods so he had to change, and also a version 5 of the covert driver has been added to the line up; made just for tiger. it has no adjustable hosel an a different centre of gravity so he can get the spin rates that he wants to work the ball better. it will be totally black too.

      • Derek

        July 13, 2013 at 2:13 pm

        wow you made my day with that info….

      • Tricky

        July 19, 2013 at 4:50 pm

        Looks pretty red to me, the USGA pictures are black and white.

        • Andy

          July 21, 2013 at 3:48 am

          Yea my bad.the original pictures were matte black but it makes sense seeing as his woods are red too.

  21. Cloran

    May 19, 2013 at 10:27 am

    The grind on one of those wedges is crazy… maybe it’s just the way the light hit the sole, but it looks like thete’s a channel running the length of the sole.

  22. S5PJM

    May 15, 2013 at 6:59 am

    those wedges look like they have a special grind I have never seen before. kind of like a v grind on the leading edge and then it smooths out towards the back .. interesting

  23. Jordan

    May 14, 2013 at 10:49 am

    How bout you guys read the whole article before saying that’s not what’s in the pictures. It clearly says it’s a mix of old and new pictures.

  24. Morrissey

    May 13, 2013 at 6:20 pm

    them Muira blades actually look nice with a Nike swoosh on them.

    • Gdog

      May 14, 2013 at 12:12 am

      Ridiculous….they are made by Nike….and modeled after Mizunos….that he grew up playing….

      • KCCO

        August 7, 2013 at 10:46 pm

        You obviously have no idea how many tour pros are playing miuras forgings….

        • NG

          December 15, 2013 at 10:21 pm

          Absolute myth, as is the golf ball…

      • Reality

        January 23, 2014 at 8:23 pm

        Exactly Greg. I’ve spoken to reps from Miura, Nike, and Mizuno within the last year about this.

        NIKE makes his irons.

    • Gaz

      August 8, 2013 at 12:18 am

      Look more like the ‘NEW’ Mizuno muscle back blades!!! That sort of stuff always went on years ago……..considering Nike do not make clubs, put a swoosh on what Tiger wants to play, pay the cash in royalties and call it a ‘Tour Issue’ so it is not available to the public…..bingo!

  25. marc

    May 13, 2013 at 8:02 am

    and heavier shafts in fairways

  26. marc

    May 13, 2013 at 8:01 am

    im really curious to why tiger uses a lighter in his driver but used really heavy shafts. look at how consistent he is with the fairways but bit erratic with the driver.

    • marc

      May 13, 2013 at 8:01 am

      lighter shaft

    • Tyler

      May 13, 2013 at 11:31 am

      I have been thinking the same thing! I’ve always thought his driving problems were due in part to him playing essentially a very light high launching driver shaft (DI-6). I’ve always thought he should play a heavier lower launching driver shaft. Glad to see someone talked him into it. Looks like he was much more accurate this week with the driver. I’ve always felt that was a glaring issue.

  27. Carlo

    May 13, 2013 at 5:19 am

    I see a lot of people always complaining about the accuracy of WITB. It seems like many of you are also product developers working in the R & D department for Taylormade, Nike, Ping, Nike, etc. Or at least you act like it.

    I believe the pics and the equipment is taken from practice rounds or range sessions. Therefore Mr Woods probably has 3 different fairway woods, with different shafts, thus the confusion and “inacurracy.”

  28. Patrick Kirwan

    May 13, 2013 at 1:25 am

    He is using the AD Di 6 shaft for his driver. Not the white board as you say in the post.

    • Gdog

      May 14, 2013 at 12:10 am

      Wrong….he said in the post conference that he went back to the Diamana….because he could handle it now that he feels good and not injured.

  29. Chris Guglielmo

    May 12, 2013 at 2:13 pm

    He actually is using the diamana shaft in his driver this week not the Tour AD DI

  30. Zak Kozuchowski

    May 12, 2013 at 11:49 am

    Every single club listed in the WITB is accurate.

    - Zak

    • Golfzalo

      May 12, 2013 at 5:51 pm

      Then please don’t post confusing pictures…

  31. MT

    May 12, 2013 at 11:27 am

    Yet another inaccurate WITB

  32. Andrew

    May 12, 2013 at 7:58 am

    These WITB’s are a joke, get the whole story before you write a story. That is definitely not a white board in his driver and there is not mention of his 3 iron. It looks like you just wanted some random article to put Tiger’s name on…..

    • Steve

      May 12, 2013 at 9:53 am

      The pics are old. He changed his shaft before the tournament this week. He definetly has a whitboard. As for the 3 iron, it’s an optional club he cycles out depending on course/weather. If you took the time to read the forums here, you would know that it’s been reported on numerous times. Or you can keep making yourself look like a fool…your choice.

  33. Golfzalo

    May 11, 2013 at 11:36 pm

    Isn’t that a Tour AD shaft? Doesn’t look like a Diamana…as stated in the WITB

  34. G

    April 12, 2013 at 4:20 pm

    Nice MIURA forged lol

  35. mlamar

    March 29, 2013 at 1:51 pm

    It’s safe to say that TW is using all of NIKE’s latest technology except the golf ball.

    1. Covert … 5wd
    2. Putter … Method
    3. VR Driver / 3wd … Compression Channel
    4. VR Pro Irons / Wedges … More Grooves
    5. VR_S Forge Long Iron … 2iron bent to 3iron (vise/versa)

    Not Bad

    • Zak Ryan

      May 15, 2013 at 2:13 am

      People think it took Tiger a while to get rid of his old SQ2 5 wood. I just recently got the VR_S Covert 5 wood (19°) to replace the 5 wood that I used since 2001. It’s hilarious how out of date that thing was. The Covert 5 wood is incredible. I see myself (and Tiger) having a long and happy relationship with the VR_S Covert.

  36. jk

    March 28, 2013 at 7:22 pm

    His 3 wood is the ol school SQ as you can see the yellow sig on the bottom and I would like proof he uses the tour d and not the 20XI…nike develops their ball based on Tiger. Have since he signed on…

    • John

      April 11, 2013 at 2:31 pm

      How do you know how and why nike develops they’re golf balls?…the went from rubber to resin because it is cheaper, not because tiger woods wanted to experiment with his golf ball…nike signed tiger because he’s the best to ever play the game, not because he’s a golf equipment mastermind, he will play what works for him, and what works for him is so far from what nike needs to develop for the majority of their target market.

    • Desmond

      May 12, 2013 at 11:02 pm

      His old 5 wood was the yellow SQ – he changed it a couple of months ago to the current 5 wood.

    • andrew

      August 4, 2013 at 9:21 pm

      They stated it on the TV telecast in today’s final round that he was using the old ball.

  37. nfr21

    March 27, 2013 at 7:59 am

    He actually has classic lofts for his irons, not the stronger lofts that we see today. His PW is closer to 51, his 9 iron is 45. So 56 and 60 actually makes sense.

    • Tim

      March 27, 2013 at 11:10 am

      yeah i saw a post with his club specs from the Oven, assuming it wasn’t faked, his irons apart from the VRS 2/3 iron are all old school lofts similar to specs found on blades from the 80s or 90s think 50 PW etc..

      the lie angles were also really flat for such a tall guy – maybe he has really long arms?

  38. Mike

    March 26, 2013 at 10:50 pm

    I’m curious with the loft of his wedges. Assuming his PW is 48, then followed by 56 and 60. Weird.

    • KCCO

      August 7, 2013 at 10:41 pm

      Why weird? When your that good you don’t need 5 wedges….he can work with a pw, 56/60 just as well, grinded so he can open do whatever his magic allows him around greens….do you watch him play within 120? If your that good why not open another slot?

  39. BizMark

    March 25, 2013 at 6:14 pm

    The Nike VR Pro is still one of the best drivers out there for a better player. It does what it says and looks the way Tiger prefers. I can’t see him removing it from the bag anytime soon.

    • Mark Sanchez

      March 29, 2013 at 3:48 pm

      But isn’t it the “Tour” and not the “Pro”? Nothing makes a 8 like me feel better than knowing the Number 1 golfer in the world is using a $50 driver (sans the shaft)just as I am.

  40. Ricardo

    March 25, 2013 at 4:27 pm

    Tiger, did putt with the Ping, and not with the Nike Method 001

    • Justin

      March 25, 2013 at 5:46 pm

      Tiger uses a ping blackout putter grip on his method actually

      • Jeff

        March 26, 2013 at 12:29 am

        Same grip he had on his scotty cameron

    • Mike Cuttone

      March 27, 2013 at 10:08 pm

      He has not used a PING Anser 2 since his amatuer days. As the other poster mentions, he users a Nike putter w a PING grip same as he did when he used a Scotty Cameron putter.

    • Ryan

      May 13, 2013 at 11:43 am

      Ricardo – LMAO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • lloyd duffield

      May 22, 2013 at 3:43 pm

      tiger uses the method 001 with the black ping grip

  41. chris

    March 14, 2013 at 3:23 pm

    Dillinger…Covert 5 wood. Funny he hit the tar out of the ball for 4 days and they tried to make a big deal out of the new 5 wood. Saw him hit it a few times and it was no better than his other swings…

  42. Dillinger

    March 14, 2013 at 1:09 pm

    Covert 3 wood?

  43. kurt

    March 14, 2013 at 10:32 am

    Wow Tiger is playing the old school Nike Tour D ball.

    • Mario

      March 28, 2013 at 11:55 am

      He is playing the Tour D b/c he can’t get enough spin on the new ball…

      • John

        May 12, 2013 at 11:16 am

        No, he plays it because be gets the extra spin around the greens he wants. Have you ever seen how much his approach shots spin back? or how high his iron shots go? He has no problem spinning the ball at all.

        • Jay

          May 14, 2013 at 8:11 pm

          What ya mean no, thats basically what Mario said. I’m loving the Diamana’s, got the Blueboard in my driver and 3 wood.

    • Nick

      May 22, 2013 at 12:17 pm

      My favorite ball also. I love that ball. Jumps off the club face.

  44. Jack

    March 12, 2013 at 1:55 am

    man that 3 wood headcover looks beat up. Wonder what that limited edition club really is?

  45. Chris

    March 11, 2013 at 2:27 pm

    It’s a 3 Iron bent strong a few degrees, basically it’s a 2 iron. I think he has it shafted with the new ProjectX PXI shaft.

    • Tony Lynam

      May 27, 2013 at 3:11 pm

      It’s shafted with the regular PX 6.5.

      • aaron

        July 19, 2013 at 4:36 pm

        No he uses the pxi shaft in his 2 iron

  46. M Bartolomeo

    March 11, 2013 at 1:36 pm

    What is that VRs forged iron? It’s not listed in WITB.

    • lloyd duffield

      May 22, 2013 at 3:37 pm

      its tiger 2 iron vrs forged also known as his stinger 2 iron

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