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#31 farmer

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Posted 13 February 2018 - 10:35 PM

So what loft has he settled on?  Does Monster taste as nasty as other "energy" drinks?


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Posted 13 February 2018 - 11:20 PM

A month ago he was saying the M2/Tensei combo was his unicorn.  I wonder if we see that combo back in the bag for Augusta....
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Posted 13 February 2018 - 11:33 PM

 drewtaylor21, on 13 February 2018 - 11:20 PM, said:

A month ago he was saying the M2/Tensei combo was his unicorn.  I wonder if we see that combo back in the bag for Augusta....

"Snowflake".

And I think someone forgot to remove the Ricky Fowler starting image. 😅
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Posted 14 February 2018 - 12:28 AM

I am assuming the new head is an M3 still?

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Posted 14 February 2018 - 01:19 AM

Matrix shafts has been purchased and is functioning fine.
Many shafts available.


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Posted 14 February 2018 - 01:24 AM

Correct, details will be out in the coming weeks.

 Golffuntime, on 14 February 2018 - 01:19 AM, said:

Matrix shafts has been purchased and is functioning fine.
Many shafts available.

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Posted 14 February 2018 - 07:21 AM

 TheVos54, on 14 February 2018 - 01:24 AM, said:

Correct, details will be out in the coming weeks.

 Golffuntime, on 14 February 2018 - 01:19 AM, said:

Matrix shafts has been purchased and is functioning fine.
Many shafts available.

Confirmed Gretzky as buyer and DJ and Tiger as brand ambassadors?
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Posted 14 February 2018 - 07:54 AM

Never met the man, but to me Joe looks pretty content on the range - "my man is back, everything coming up LaCava!"

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Posted 14 February 2018 - 09:10 AM

 ChillyDipper, on 14 February 2018 - 07:21 AM, said:

 TheVos54, on 14 February 2018 - 01:24 AM, said:

Correct, details will be out in the coming weeks.

 Golffuntime, on 14 February 2018 - 01:19 AM, said:

Matrix shafts has been purchased and is functioning fine.
Many shafts available.

Confirmed Gretzky as buyer and DJ and Tiger as brand ambassadors?
This could be false as it's just what I have heard. Matrix purchased by Japanese company and production out of Cali. I assume that's an existing facility.

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Posted 14 February 2018 - 09:14 AM

 Golffuntime, on 14 February 2018 - 01:19 AM, said:

Matrix shafts has been purchased and is functioning fine.
Many shafts available.

That's great to hear, does anyone else thing TGR may have a hand in the purchase???  Matrix Website is down again stating "We will be back soon" seems like a reintroduction of some sorts???

I just find it interesting he went to a all Matrix bag.....

Edited by ignitewvu, 14 February 2018 - 09:19 AM.

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Posted 14 February 2018 - 09:16 AM

 Gtyler14, on 13 February 2018 - 08:40 PM, said:

 ignitewvu, on 13 February 2018 - 07:52 PM, said:

 tssgj65, on 13 February 2018 - 07:04 PM, said:

 Gtyler14, on 13 February 2018 - 04:57 PM, said:

 WHC888, on 13 February 2018 - 04:55 PM, said:

was he tweaking with driver setting on the range?? I don't recall he plays with the grip logo on the side ever.

Probably so. If I recall I think his grip was like that when he was tweaking the m2 and his m1 fairways

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Woods, who tees off at 10:22 a.m. Eastern on Thursday with Justin Thomas and Rory McIlroy, returned to a Matrix Ozik TP7HDe X-flex shaft that he last used in the 2015 Wyndham Championship.

"We could all see how bad I was driving it," Woods said Tuesday in a news conference from Riviera Country Club, where he is playing for the first time since 2006.

The more "stout" shaft is also complemented by a driver head change adding nearly a degree of loft to his TaylorMade M3.

"It's a shaft that I knew from years past, so when I picked it up again … I know how it feels and now how it performs," Woods said. "I drove it great at Wyndham that year, and so that's about it."

Woods returned to golf last December using a TaylorMade M2 driver featuring Mitsubishi's Tensei CK Pro White 70TX, before shifting to a 44-inch M3 at Torrey Pines featuring the same Tensei shaft.

Tiger went into greater detail for those wanting a deeper explanation, including a little lingo for "bend."

"Because it's more stout, it doesn't have much play," Woods said. "I needed a little more loft, so I added a degree of loft on it. With the new head and one more degree, I found that I could then take off a quarter of a degree. Quite frankly, it's three-quarters degrees more loft than what I used at Torrey, but it's spinning the correct amount now."


Tiger singled handily trying to bring Matrix back from the depths of bankruptcy!!!!!

There is no way in hell the TP6HDe is more "Stout" than a 1.5" Tipped CK Pro White 70TX.

IDK what he is talking about maybe he should go back to the M2/Tensei combo he crushed a month ago.

Maybe the TP7HDe is tipped also and possibly the TP7HDe has a firmer feel throughout instead of a softer butt end like the pro white. I don't know for certain since I've never looked into the matrix

He's playing the TP6HDe which is around 68 grams if I remember.  It's a VERY smooth feeling shaft not stout at all IMO.

I love Matrix very glad they are alive & well but I don't agree at all with the "Stout" statement the HDe line is very smooth feeling and high torque in the lower weights.

I really don't know why Tiger doesn't just go back to "Snowflake" I mean he was long and accurate with that combo.
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Posted 14 February 2018 - 10:58 AM

Is LaCava's rope hat coming to retail soon?

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Posted 14 February 2018 - 02:06 PM

Got tickets for Saturday, hoping TW makes the cut and I can enjoy some great action.  My first time going to Riv, so many good players in this field, it was too good to pass up.
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Posted 14 February 2018 - 05:23 PM

I thought this post is WITB but ther are soooo many of swing pics!
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Posted 14 February 2018 - 06:10 PM

great pics of Big Cat


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Posted 14 February 2018 - 06:25 PM

He wont go back. to the m2, hes under contract and gets paid to play the new stuff.

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Posted 14 February 2018 - 06:29 PM

 Redjeep83, on 14 February 2018 - 06:25 PM, said:

He won’t go back. to the m2, he’s under contract and gets paid to play the new stuff.

He will live or die with the M3 this season...

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Posted 14 February 2018 - 06:35 PM

according to Johnathan Wall Tiger had two M3 drivers in the bag this afternoon. I wonder what the differences were?
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Posted 14 February 2018 - 06:40 PM

Great pics! Thanks for sharing! Is this the first week Tiger will be putting an M3 fairway into play? I was thinking he was using an M1 fairway prior to this week.

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Posted 14 February 2018 - 07:17 PM

 ChillyDipper, on 14 February 2018 - 07:21 AM, said:

 TheVos54, on 14 February 2018 - 01:24 AM, said:

Correct, details will be out in the coming weeks.

 Golffuntime, on 14 February 2018 - 01:19 AM, said:

Matrix shafts has been purchased and is functioning fine.
Many shafts available.

Confirmed Gretzky as buyer and DJ and Tiger as brand ambassadors?

Not 100% confirmed, but there will be an announcement on Friday.

Edited by TheVos54, 14 February 2018 - 07:24 PM.

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Posted 14 February 2018 - 07:52 PM

View Postweggy5, on 13 February 2018 - 06:34 PM, said:

Tiger low key has one of the best bags on tour. Gonna hate to see if/when those TGR blades and VR forged wedges go.
I wouldn’t mind seeing him move into his TM blades, but the VR Forged are hard to beat. I had a set and replaced them with the new Milled Grinds this past year. Don’t get me wrong, they’re good wedges, but they just don’t compare in feel to the Nike’s. I brought one of the old ones to practice with the other day and it feels amazing. Just wish the face had some grooves on it.

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Posted 14 February 2018 - 08:16 PM

Thanks for the pictures!
Looks like hes engaging the gluts nicely. ;)


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Posted 14 February 2018 - 08:45 PM

View PostRedjeep83, on 14 February 2018 - 06:25 PM, said:

He won't go back. to the m2, he's under contract and gets paid to play the new stuff.

Now that he's switched to M3, he won't go back to M2 because he knows the buzz that would create and that it would be a bad look for the new line. But there is no way Tiger Woods is contractually obligated to put the latest driver into play. None.

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Posted 14 February 2018 - 09:30 PM

But we all should agree that he SHoULD go back to snowflake.  If no other reason than placebo.
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Posted 15 February 2018 - 01:02 AM

Off topic from my previous post but I'm still not used to seeing alignment sticks in TW's bag.

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Posted 15 February 2018 - 08:45 AM

Go Big Cat

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Posted 15 February 2018 - 08:59 AM

Here we go again.  Another tourney with TW!!!

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Posted 15 February 2018 - 09:18 AM

Why is Ricky Fowler still the first pic I see in this Tiger Woods thread....
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Posted 15 February 2018 - 09:43 AM

Surprisingly jacked...

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Posted 15 February 2018 - 12:07 PM

If anyone was wondering the change to Matrix isn't helping anything......

Put the M2 Tensei back in the bag...........

Edited by ignitewvu, 15 February 2018 - 12:08 PM.

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