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Tiger Woods driver at Torrey Pines

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#1 GMANDREW

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Posted 26 January 2018 - 07:59 PM

So I noticed that Tiger has the new M3 driver from Taylormade in the bag at the Farmer's insurance open. However, on the 2nd day, he went back to using his M2(original 2016 model) driver. Why do you guys think that is? And what are your opinions on the new twist face, do you think it's really a big deal?


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Posted 26 January 2018 - 09:37 PM

He likes his M2.

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Posted 26 January 2018 - 10:06 PM

I was a little surprised when he had the new one in the bag yesterday.

He had been hitting the M2 well at hero and he’s not big on changing equipment if it works.

I’m sure Taylor would prefer him in the latest stuff but he can certainly use what he wants.
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Posted 26 January 2018 - 10:31 PM

watched him play on Thursday, never really looked like he was completely comfortable with the driver - hard to tell given he’s still in the “comeback” stage. Have to assume the switch would be confidence related...

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Posted 27 January 2018 - 12:06 AM

:sorry:  Totally messed that one up guys, I saw a clip from his round at Torrey last year(this is embarrassing) which is why I thought he went back to his old M2 LOL. So he's still using his new M3 driver. But I'm still interested to see what people think about the new drivers from taylormade(especially if you've had your hands on one already!) and if you've noticed the taylormade guys having improved driving performances compared to last year  :)

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Posted 27 January 2018 - 12:09 AM

View PostSM1098, on 26 January 2018 - 10:31 PM, said:

watched him play on Thursday, never really looked like he was completely comfortable with the driver - hard to tell given he's still in the "comeback" stage. Have to assume the switch would be confidence related...

I agree, he does seem like he's not driving it as well but that probably also has to do with the fact that Torrey Pines has narrower fairways than the Hero world challenge course!

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Posted 27 January 2018 - 12:11 AM

View PostJagpilotohio, on 26 January 2018 - 10:06 PM, said:

I was a little surprised when he had the new one in the bag yesterday.

He had been hitting the M2 well at hero and he’s not big on changing equipment if it works.

I’m sure Taylor would prefer him in the latest stuff but he can certainly use what he wants.

It seems like Taylormade is really trying to push the marketing with the twist face tech. Very interested to see how the year progresses with the new drivers!

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Posted 27 January 2018 - 07:37 AM

I was surprised he went back to the M2 since the M3 is like "one more" than the M2.

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Posted 27 January 2018 - 08:18 AM

Seems Tiger would play better without any driver in the bag.
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Posted 27 January 2018 - 11:40 AM

View PostGMANDREW, on 27 January 2018 - 12:06 AM, said:

:sorry:  Totally messed that one up guys, I saw a clip from his round at Torrey last year(this is embarrassing) which is why I thought he went back to his old M2 LOL. So he's still using his new M3 driver. But I'm still interested to see what people think about the new drivers from taylormade(especially if you've had your hands on one already!) and if you've noticed the taylormade guys having improved driving performances compared to last year  :)

I didn't find any photos on Getty of him with the M2 yesterday so I meant to come back and ask where you saw him hitting it haha

DJ, Rahm and Day seem to be getting along fine with their new equip...


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Posted 27 January 2018 - 07:24 PM

View PostSM1098, on 27 January 2018 - 11:40 AM, said:

View PostGMANDREW, on 27 January 2018 - 12:06 AM, said:

:sorry:  Totally messed that one up guys, I saw a clip from his round at Torrey last year(this is embarrassing) which is why I thought he went back to his old M2 LOL. So he's still using his new M3 driver. But I'm still interested to see what people think about the new drivers from taylormade(especially if you've had your hands on one already!) and if you've noticed the taylormade guys having improved driving performances compared to last year  :)

I didn't find any photos on Getty of him with the M2 yesterday so I meant to come back and ask where you saw him hitting it haha

DJ, Rahm and Day seem to be getting along fine with their new equip...

Yeah, guess it's just Tiger's skill being rusty or lacking in comparison to these guys...

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Posted 27 January 2018 - 07:51 PM

View Postdlygrisse, on 27 January 2018 - 08:18 AM, said:

Seems Tiger would play better without any driver in the bag.

Yes, Except that’s a tough ask on a course that’s 7700 freaking yards long.

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Posted 27 January 2018 - 09:15 PM

He didn't look so hot with a 9-iron either...
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Posted 27 January 2018 - 09:28 PM

His short game is back .. the rest might follow

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Posted 28 January 2018 - 03:07 AM

Tiger has been using the M3 for all his rounds at Torrey.  Looking at the photos on Getty, Tiger moved the weights around on his M3 driver.  Rounds 1 and 2 he had both weights side by side at the end of the straight section of the Y track.  Round 3 he had one weight at the end of the straight section of the Y track and the other weight in the fade position.  This could explain some of this wayward drives in round 3.

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Posted 03 February 2018 - 01:33 PM

What Bridgestone ball does he use?
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Posted 03 February 2018 - 03:28 PM

View PostChief not Chase, on 03 February 2018 - 01:33 PM, said:

What Bridgestone ball does he use?

according to their website: https://www.bridgest...eam/tiger-woods

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Posted 05 February 2018 - 11:19 PM

View PostChief not Chase, on 03 February 2018 - 01:33 PM, said:

What Bridgestone ball does he use?

Pretty sure it’s tour x

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Posted 06 February 2018 - 03:37 AM

View PostJds13, on 05 February 2018 - 11:19 PM, said:

View PostChief not Chase, on 03 February 2018 - 01:33 PM, said:

What Bridgestone ball does he use?

Pretty sure it's tour x

Pretty sure the link when you click on it says he plays the Tour B XS.
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