Tiger puts a Covert 3 Wood in play at Augusta

by   |   April 11, 2013
A photo of Tiger Woods' Nike VR_S Covert (15 degrees) tweeted by Nike Golf this morning.

Our boots on the ground at Augusta National have confirmed that Tiger Woods is using a Nike VR_S Covert 3 Wood in Round 1 of the Masters, which he used to hit his first tee shot of the tournament.

According to Nike’s website, Woods is playing a 15-degree Covert (the non-Tour model), the same version as Woods’ VR_S Covert 19-degree 5 wood that he put in the bag at the WGC-Cadillac Championship at Doral.

Nike Golf’s twitter account tweeted a picture of the club this morning, saying, “The high draw demands Covert. The 3-wood that joins @TigerWoods bag.”

The non-Tour versions of Nike’s Covert fairway woods do not feature an adjustable hosel, which Woods has never used in competition. Click here to see a full photo gallery and spec list of Tiger’s equipment. 

The photo indicates that Woods is using the same shaft, his trusty Mitsubishi Diamana Blue Board 103X, which he’s been using in his Nike VR Pro Limited Edition 3 wood and previous fairway woods for several years.

Click here for more discussion in the “Tour/Pre-release equipment” forum.


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  1. lance

    April 12, 2013 at 8:19 am

    I don’t see tiger switching his current driver out of the bag anytime soon!!

    • Shiga78

      April 13, 2013 at 10:18 pm

      I have the same driver head and shaft that Tiger is using. VR Tour with 420 cc head with a GD Tour AD DI 6 X, and I see why he still hits this driver. The head and shaft combo is amazing. Shaping the ball is so much easier. Nike clubs are so underrated…..TM, Callaway and Ping are way OVER rated….Rocketballs-ier? You gotta be kidding me.

  2. Jack

    April 11, 2013 at 10:54 pm

    Interesting, so if he switches to the driver he would play the non tour version as well? Less adjustability but more spin too?

    • Brian

      April 12, 2013 at 7:19 am

      More likely, he would test an adjustable version, figure out how he likes it, and then they’d build several non adjustable versions at that setting and he’d choose from those.

  3. Callaway X Hot

    April 11, 2013 at 4:43 pm

    When is he going to put the Covert driver in the bag???

    • phase3golf

      April 11, 2013 at 5:21 pm

      Adjustable in Tigers bag? Not likely…

  4. Billy

    April 11, 2013 at 12:28 pm

    @Craig Vogt – I believe the performance version has slightly higher launch/spin characteristics than the tour version.

  5. craig vogt

    April 11, 2013 at 12:23 pm

    Other than the adjustability what differences are there in the non tour vs tour FW coverts?

    • Blanco

      April 11, 2013 at 3:38 pm

      Smaller head, different paint, probably more fwd CG. Lower launching version of the Kuro Kage I believe.

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