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TaylorMade releases 2014 Tour Preferred irons



TaylorMade has released its long-awaited line of 2014 Tour Preferred CB, MC and MB irons, which will hit stores on Jan. 6. TaylorMade will be hosting a live chat about the new irons on its website from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. ET.

Tour Preferred CB irons: $899

The CB irons are the largest of the Tour Preferred irons and feature a cast construction. The 3 through 7 irons have TaylorMade’s refined handle-bar shaped Speed Pocket, while the 8 iron through ‘A wedge’ do not. The 3 through 6 irons are cast from 17-4 stainless steel, while the 7 iron through A wedge are cast from 431 stainless steel.

Click on the photo specification sheets below to enlarge them, and make sure to check out the comparison photos below of TaylorMade’s new Tour Preferred CB and MC irons along with the SpeedBladeRocketBladez Tour and 2012 Tour Preferred MC irons.

TaylorMade Tour Preferred CB Specs

Tour Preferred MC irons: $999

The Tour Preferred MC irons are smaller than the company’s CB irons. Speed Pockets were added to the 3 through 7 irons, where most golfers could use more distance and forgiveness, while the 8 iron through PW are forged to improve feel and control. The 3 iron through 7 iron are cast from 431 stainless steel, while the short irons are forged from 1025 carbon steel.

TaylorMade Tour Preferred MC Specs

Tour Preferred MB irons: $1099

The MB irons are fully forged from 1025 carbon steel, and are the company’s smallest-sized iron for 2014. The do not feature TaylorMade’s Speed Pocket, giving purists the traditional feel that comes from a forged muscle back iron.

TaylorMade Tour Preferred MB Specs

Photos of TaylorMade Tour Preferred CB 3 Iron


Photos of TaylorMade’s Tour Preferred MC 7 Iron


Photos of TaylorMade’s Tour Preferred MC PW (Forged, No Slot)

Tour Preferred MC (PW no Slot)Tour Preferred MC (PW no Slot)Tour Preferred MC (PW no Slot)Tour Preferred MC (PW no Slot)Tour Preferred MC (PW no Slot)

2014 Tour Preferred CB compared to 2012 TaylorMade TP MC

TP CB and the 2012 Forged MCTP CB and the 2012 Forged MCTP CB and the 2012 Forged MC

2014 Tour Preferred CB compared to the 2013/2014 TaylorMade SpeedBlade

TP CB and the 2013/2014 SpeedBladeTP CB and the 2013/2014 SpeedBladeTP CB and the 2013/2014 SpeedBlade

2014 Tour Preferred MC compared to the 2013 TaylorMade RocketBladez Tour

2014 TP MC and the 2013 RocketBladez Tour2014 TP MC and the 2013 RocketBladez Tour2014 TP MC and the 2013 RocketBladez Tour

2014 Tour Preferred MC compared to the 2013/2014 SpeedBlade

2014 TP MC and the 20132014 SpeedBlade2014 TP MC and the 20132014 SpeedBlade2014 TP MC and the 20132014 SpeedBlade

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  1. [email protected]

    Apr 2, 2014 at 1:16 pm

    I hit every forged combo set; ap2s & cb/mbs, nike, mizuno and callaway, the TM Tour Preferred had the best overall feel, best carry distance and shortest roll out. The Nike vrs forged combo was nice as well. Hit C Tapers stiff, DG X100 and KBS Tour X. All were nice, good carry but averaged 18 feet of roll out with a 7 iron. Carry was 175, stopping at 180-182. Switched to a KBS Tour Stiff and got longer carry and shorter roll out. I’ve always hit X Flex, who knew. Got the MC/MB 4-W, love them. I’m a 12 hc.

  2. Rich

    Mar 22, 2014 at 7:08 am

    I am going to eat my words a little here. While I still don’t like all the TMAG garbage they go in with and the new products every five minutes, I hit these tour preferred CB irons today and they were great. Have been using Ping S57 and S56 for a while now and I’ve got to be honest, they blew them away. While we might debate the TMAG way so to speak, you can’t argue with they way their clubs perform. I will be getting a set of these as soon as I can. I preferred them to Titleist AP2’s as well.

  3. dale

    Feb 7, 2014 at 5:34 pm

    why all the tm haters? I use a lot of tm equipment and am very satisfied. currently use rac lt2 irons, rocketballz tour driver and a tm 3 wood. if you don’t like tm stuff that’s fine, go use something else. cutting down good equipment because you don’t have game seems pretty immature to me. maybe practice a little more!

    • John

      Feb 20, 2014 at 2:03 am

      Anyone else noticed that the MB blade looks exactly the same as a Mizuno MP 37

  4. KCCO

    Jan 28, 2014 at 11:53 pm

    Have yet to hit, but how bout just re-releasing smoke RAC MB’s and call it a day? I’m not a TMAG hater, but they haven’t put anything out as of late that really has a place on my gotta have list. Just my .02

    • Kevin

      Mar 4, 2014 at 8:12 pm

      wonder if you’re going by looks or if you’ve actually hit what TM has to offer on a monitor compared to what you currently play.

      I was always a TM hater, until I actually started comparing their irons to the others…better distance, better height, better spin (in my case means less)….

    • Gary hacker

      Aug 26, 2014 at 3:16 pm

      Just look at those new callaways they’re exact rac clones

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  6. Joe

    Jan 8, 2014 at 3:46 pm

    My local golf store is installing a conveyer belt for all the TM equipment. The items that don’t end up in your trunk, end up in the dumpster out back.


      Feb 1, 2014 at 9:12 pm

      I was a TM hater for years until 8 months ago. I was looking at drivers to upgrade from my Ping G15. I tried all the new models except TM. I average 220-230 and really didn’t get any extra distance from the ones I tested except the Calloway X Hot which I was hitting around 225 – 235 but not enough distance to shell out $300. On my way out the door I reluctant grabbed an R1 R flex just for heck of it. First drive, 256, all others 240-260. I have hit this driver 300 plus with a slight tail wind. Ball jumps off the face and gets up in a hurry. Needless to say I am a TM believer and will be on the TM band wagon until I can be proven wrong.

    • Lyubov

      Sep 29, 2014 at 10:03 pm

      but I’m a bit worried about my enigslh level and I think I just coulsnt be able to follow any classes … you need to make a “french” one Amanda and I’ll be there for sure 😉

  7. NOPE

    Jan 8, 2014 at 11:35 am

    kinda dumb the MC isn’t all forged and command a 999 price tag. I hit the CB last night and they are pretty nice. A big upgrade from the previous CB.

  8. tallPK

    Jan 7, 2014 at 6:29 am

    Whoa! whoa! Whoa! TM has a new club out? Now that’s news! sarcasm intended. If they keep up at this pace, they’ll have an iron that you can hit 1000 yards.

  9. John Smith

    Jan 6, 2014 at 7:07 pm

    I was fortunate to be in one of our local golf stores when the Taylormade rep came in with a bag full of the new releases to promo to the sales staff. I got to hit the MCs for about 45 minutes on a flightscope. I am a 1.8 index. I can tell you the irons felt great and I did gain about 6-7 yards over my current AP2s (that I had in my trunk and got out to hit at the same time). Spin rates and flights were very consistent as well. To me, they are much better looking at address than the RB Tours and Speedblades. Improved looks, consistent flight, spin and improved distance coupled with a great feel. What’s not to like. At least to me, they are much different than the clubs they are designed to replace and not just a cosmetic change for marketing/sales. Just for the record, I am not a Taylormade guy. I’ve bagged nothing but Mizuno and Titleist for a long time other than a R7 driver that I just can’t move out of the bag. I’ve tried every new driver that has come out but none out perform the incumbent.


      Feb 1, 2014 at 9:20 pm

      I’m was not a TM guy either but the R1 and RB2 5 wood made me a believer. My Ping G15 driver was 220-230, R1 240-260. Ping G15 3 wood was 190-200 and I was looking for something in the 180-190 so I tried several until I came to the TM RB2. 210-220 all day long. I now use my TM 5 wood for a 3 wood and my Ping 3 wood for a 5 wood if that makes any sense.

  10. Sam

    Jan 6, 2014 at 6:28 pm

    Mc set are half forged? The old line was all forged incl the cb line… Poor effort I’d say even tho tmag forging a aren’t very good anyways some people say they are ‘fake forged’ simply pressed while kzg muria etc are heavily stamped to ensure no air bubbles etc for pure feel and cinsitancy.. Kzg are where it’s at.. Good luck with yet another huge release Tm I will not be buying into it sorry…

  11. David Smith

    Jan 6, 2014 at 3:30 pm

    Yawwwwwwwn. These are just hideous much like the rest of TaylorMade’s stuff. I wish they hadn’t taken this route.

  12. Gazza

    Jan 6, 2014 at 1:38 pm

    I’m currently gaming RBZ Tours with the stock standard KBS Tour shafts. These irons are highly under rated and very easy to hit for a semi blade. Although I love the look of the new MC’s I see no reason to switch…

    • GAH05

      Mar 16, 2014 at 9:35 pm

      I agree. While prettier, I don’t see any added benefit to RBZ Tour.

  13. Gary

    Jan 6, 2014 at 9:35 am

    This is just a warning about some of the Taylor made equipment.

    I do not hate taylormade in any way. I use one of their drivers and one of their hybrids and have no complaints about them.

    I purchases two custom built irons from taylormade to replace my long irons about five months ago and have had nothing but trouble with them. The shafts have snapped at the hosel 3 Times since buying them. Taylormade replaced the shaft the first time this happened but due to the fact that they are custom irons there was a 6 week delay to get them back. The second time they broke I asked if Taylor made would replace the shafts with a different one as I had my doubts about the standard ones, they refused. I send the clubs to be repaired again, another 6 weeks to get them back…3 weeks later the shafts broke again.

    Taylor made are not responding to any emails I send them now. I guess they are to busy preparing for the release of “rocket jet blade super distance” or whatever. All in all very very poor.

  14. paul

    Jan 6, 2014 at 8:51 am

    I dont mind the new looks. But i already committed to titleist irons so i wont change up any time soon.

  15. Billy

    Jan 6, 2014 at 12:00 am


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  16. gocanucksfan123

    Jan 5, 2014 at 10:28 pm

    CB seems awfully similar to the Speedblades. Since they’re both cast wouldn’t it make more sense to buy the Speedblades instead of the CB because of the price difference?

    • Nom

      Jan 5, 2014 at 10:41 pm

      Yes, but the CB “looks” way cooler because of its simple silver color with the red writing as opposed to the funky blue of the SpeedBlade.

      • gocanucksfan123

        Jan 5, 2014 at 11:23 pm

        so basically there’s going to be about a $200 difference just because of a different colour and a 1mm thinner top line. Got it.

  17. Jon

    Jan 5, 2014 at 9:08 pm


    “TaylorMade has released its long-awaited line of 2014 Tour Preferred CB, MC and MB irons, which will hit stores on Dec. 6.”

    I assume you meant Jan 6?

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  18. Sosa

    Jan 2, 2014 at 6:51 am

    Was looking forward to the MC’s to replace my old trustworthy irons….woulda gone straight into the bag if the whole MC set looked like the PW in the pictures. But this slot crap? No thanks, distance irons. Bye TM, hello Cobra!!

  19. Rich

    Dec 28, 2013 at 7:29 am

    I know there’s loads of people excited about TMAG products when they come out and I know it’s been said before but is anyone else really bored with the rate at which TMAG releases products? They have released 7 drivers in 2013. 7! And rocket blades then speed bladez within 6-8 months give or take? Really? I will never buy a new TMAG product ever again. Wait 6 mths and you’ll get it for half price (or less). Callaway’s going the same way with their hard goods too. I’m going Ping and Titleist all the way now. Only OEM’s that make products with integrity and longenvity.

    • markb

      Dec 29, 2013 at 3:59 pm

      Ahh, I see… You want less choice in the marketplace vs more. And you’d prefer to see less innovation, or rather you want to wait till you see it everyone else’s bag for five years first. That makes sense.

      Seriously, folks… what negative difference does it make to anyone if Cally and TMag release many products really fast? You don’t have to buy them. A fast product release schedule with planned obsolescence means rapid regular price drops for the savvy shopper! Don’t weep over the depreciation of a $399 driver, rejoice that you will be able to buy that driver for $175 in short order (if not immediately)!

      All this carping of the plethora of TMag offerings comes down to one thing — Buyer’s Regret. This is different than Buyer’s Remorse, which is the fear you bought something bad. Buyer’s Regret is the fear you DIDN’T buy the best available option. Stop worrying about it and just find something that is good for your game.

      I laud TMag for offering so many types of clearly differentiated irons from pure forged blades to super game improvements. Odds are I’ll find something that fits me.

      • luunie

        Dec 29, 2013 at 7:34 pm

        Very well said. I can’t wait for TMaG to come out with another TP set so I can get the new MC for 1/4 of the price.

      • Bradley

        Jan 5, 2014 at 9:48 pm

        What if you owned the golf shop at a golf course? Every time you sell a new TM driver in 2-3 months there is a new one. Now you just sold your customer that the one he bought is the newest, latest and greatest, and then they drop a “better”, “longer”, and “more forgiving” driver. Everything you sold to that customer is out of the window. He thinks you sold him a driver that’s not what you said and you loose a customer for good. Just a thought!!! Seriously will consider not keeping TM in the golf shop for this very reason.

        • Nom

          Jan 5, 2014 at 10:43 pm

          “you loose a customer for good. ”

          You don’t know golf addicts very well

        • Goffer

          Jan 28, 2014 at 1:50 am

          IF you owned a golf shop you would be on your knees thanking TaylorMade for helping improve your bottom line so much. They move the most product, they have the best range of choices for all types of players, and the new MC irons are sick! Ask Segio after Qatar…

      • ForgedIronsRBest

        Jan 6, 2014 at 5:47 pm

        Sadly, even when they finally cough up a clean, satin finished 100% forged iron set, they’re STILL offset yet say “Tour Preferred” ?? With the massive plethora of options out there, one would think TM would have the decency of at least releasing a forged i-set with 0 offset. There are players using Onset for God’s sake (I’m not one of them but they’re out there).
        If they’re going to step up to the attempted magic of yesteryear when some of their now decade-old RAC forged sets were pure magic, why not step it up all the way?? To weed through all the game improvement, half-forged, half-cast, progressive, injected, foam filled, this’s & that’s iron sets just to cough up 1 forged set that still isn’t really set up like Titleist or even Nike does/did with their MBs is difficult to fathom.
        TM should stick to the dozens of new released drivers they crank out every year & just about give up on irons all together if this is as good as it’s gonna get.
        Bottom line: even their “elite” products like these MBs are really more elite in price than in utmost performance compared to their competitors. With the amount of club options they offer, that’s just not good enough. :/

        • dave

          Feb 4, 2014 at 1:18 pm

          What is an example of an onset iron. Ive been looking for years…

      • Rich

        Jan 7, 2014 at 7:45 am

        Where did you get your psych degree from? You got me in one bud. I’m going to regret it my whole life, buying that TMAG driver too soon. What am I to do?

        Do you really believe TMAG when they said it took them years to perfect the first speed pocket and that they reinvented it in 6 months to release a second iron in quick succession that was so much better. Man, you’ll believe anything.

        Have you noticed how TMAG haven’t released a new wedge in years. They know as well as everyone else that there’s no buzz in wedges (except when you tak about vokeys) so that means there’s no money.

        TMAG don’t give a rat’s about innovation or technology. They are only interested in the $$$$$ and no one can disagree with that. Innovation and technology are only buzz words to them.

        You might think I hate TMAG. I don’t. I often game a couple of their clubs from the past (R11 metal’s mostly). I just think it’s amazing (and boring) that they keep pushing out all these products and say each one is so much better then the last.

        They must sit back and laugh that the golf community swallows their rubbish. I know I would if I were them.

        • Geoffrey Alter

          Jan 7, 2014 at 9:20 pm

          Rich, you are dead on. Unless we are pros, we won’t be able to discern the difference between the variances of mid year technology advances. Mostly, of we would all take the money from buying new clubs and out it into learning how to flush it, we would all be on the right oath. MArketing, consuming… Lather, rinse, repeat.

      • Geoffrey Alter

        Jan 7, 2014 at 7:59 pm

        And if you wait 6 months you will get a screaming deal. Odds are technology won’t change so much that you will be able to tell. Unless you are a plus 2 or 3 like everyone else on WRX. They don’t let people post on this site unless someone is that good, do they?

        • Nadezhda

          Sep 29, 2014 at 10:55 am

          There are some interesting cut-off dates in this alctire but I don? know if I see all of them center to heart. There may be some validity but I will take maintain opinion until I look into it further. Good alctire , thanks and we would like more! Added to FeedBurner as well

      • KCCO

        Jan 29, 2014 at 12:10 am

        How is it that “the others” can make an iron that holds its value, and satisfy its player for two years, not two months. You can take all the offerings from this company you want every couple of months, bottom line, your a sucker if you buy into their inferior product, and will never be satisfied, therefore you continue to replace with their “next best”. Have fun! At least their half off:)

        Would anyone play these irons over Titleist, Ping, Mizuno? Majority who cares about a great product will say NO.

      • KCCO

        Jan 29, 2014 at 12:20 am

        Keep playing inferior equipment and typing novels to support a gimmick we have seen through for years that you have yet to see, or play real gear.

        • Joe

          May 14, 2014 at 11:33 pm

          You must get smoked on the course regularly by someone who plays TM gear, why else would you care so much for a product you don’t care for? Just go buy some TM gear, old stuff if it makes feel any better about it, and get it over with. I’m sure everyone is tired of your whining. Just do it! (Ha ha)


        Feb 1, 2014 at 9:28 pm

        You nailed it. I was a TM hater but now own their R1 and RB2 five wood. I hit both 30 to 40 yards longer than my Ping G15 driver and 5 wood. Like you said, don’t have to buy them as there are plenty of substandard clubs in the market.


        Feb 1, 2014 at 9:33 pm

        You nailed it. I was a TM hater but now own their R1 and RB2 five wood. I hit both 30 to 40 yards longer than my Ping G15 driver and 5 wood. Like you said, don’t have to buy them as there are plenty of substandard clubs in the market.

    • Chris

      Jan 5, 2014 at 10:29 pm

      I have to agree with Rich here… BUT we being the consumers are the ones that are making the choice to buy the product… I think the worst is when you are really looking for that new club and settle on it.. and then 1 month later, another one comes out and you watch your “new” club drop $100 in price.. that’s what hurts the most.. TMAG is always saying X yards longer on everything they sell.. that’s their marketing strategy and it draws a lot of people to the product. I know Im looking at the SLDR stuff now, in the back of my mind I’m thinking wait another 2 months cause you know TMAG already has SLDR 2 TP ABCXYZ on the production line waiting for us…

      • Lazza

        Jan 6, 2014 at 12:25 pm

        I think that you must get the equipment that will improve your game. I had the R11 and hit a Sunday best 290 yd drive from time to time on kikuyu fairways. I had been battling with high spin rates, so when I heard about the low-spinning SLDR I got fitted for one. The consequence was low bullet drives averaging +290. When I really crank one, I easily reach 350. In the same vein I changed my previous face-balanced putter to a Yes! Pippi-12 and am now averaging under 30 putts per round.

      • Joe

        May 14, 2014 at 11:48 pm

        I’ve got news for you Chris, that new club didn’t drop $100 when the new stuff came out. It dropped $100 the second you hit a ball with it, they all do, because it became a used club.

    • Brady Wilson

      Jan 5, 2014 at 11:58 pm

      yeah, products with integrity and longevity that don’t perform as well. Enjoy!

      • Chris

        Jan 6, 2014 at 7:55 am

        I wonder how many people got sucked into the RBZ being “17 yards longer” I play all TMAG stuff and I admit it.. I like the stuff, but the marketing hype is kind of ridiculous… the average guy on the street gets sucked into a lot of it.. and the big brand stores are gonna push it like crazy!!!!!! I wish I owned a golf shop so I could retire!!!

      • Tom

        Jan 6, 2014 at 11:47 am

        They perform only as well as the hands that hold them.

      • Rich

        Jan 7, 2014 at 7:31 am

        According to TMAG anyway. Guess they sucked you in with their marketing rubbish.

    • Alka

      Sep 29, 2014 at 8:42 pm

      My husband watned this club and it was a much better deal here than on other sites or at the sporting good stores in our area. He loves it and was really pleased. We also got a deal for a free golf magazine.

  20. Kevin S

    Dec 27, 2013 at 9:40 pm

    I have had them for two weeks and I can tell you that they feel as soft as butter. Even the long irons feel much softer than the RBladez tour. I have the MCs and if you are looking for height in your mid-long irons you may want to consider the CB model as the MCs launch it pretty low.

  21. Jeffrey Trigger

    Dec 26, 2013 at 3:20 pm

    These are the best looking TaylorMade irons in quite some time. I’m glad they finally toned down all the weird colors (seriously, yellow, on an iron?), funky gimmicks, and just made a solid iron. Those CB’s look like a great set, it looks like a mid handicapper who is solid with irons could play those. I’m hoping to blend the CB’s in the slotted irons with MC’s in the short, you know, in my fantasy world in which I can actually afford a set of tour irons.

    • Me

      Dec 27, 2013 at 2:29 am

      Shame that they feel like sh_t in the mid to long irons with the slot.

      • Fuka

        Dec 27, 2013 at 12:17 pm

        How do you know that? Did you hit then? I bet you didnt

      • Jeffrey Trigger

        Dec 27, 2013 at 5:11 pm

        I could give a rats butt about feel. I care about score.

        • Nom

          Jan 5, 2014 at 10:45 pm

          You will care when you can’t feel whether you hit it good or not and can’t figure out what the club head is actually doing, not giving you enough feedback to be able to control the next time you hit it because you don’t really know if it’s going to do what you want it to do because you can’t feel the hit

          • Jeffrey Trigger

            Jan 8, 2014 at 6:00 pm

            I play 17-4 steel irons now, and have never had a problem identifying where I hit the ball. I’ve played golf for 26 of my 34 years playing everything from a Persimmon Whale, Mizuno MP-14, to the RBZ irons I’m playing now. I’ve never had a problem identifying a good shot from a bad shot, ever.

      • NG

        Jan 5, 2014 at 11:10 pm

        I’ve hit the long irons…they are butter! Besides who needs feel in those irons anyway!

        • Jeffrey Trigger

          Jan 20, 2014 at 3:57 pm

          Well, I’m an idiot, and spent a lot of money. I put the CB 4 through AW in my bag. The A wedge is absolutely beautiful, and I can’t believe doesn’t have a complete wedge set. The irons are ridiculously long, unbelievably forgiving for their size, and unlike some game improvement irons, really consistent gaps between clubs. Today was the first time I’ve played in 2014, and I broke 40, with steady winds and cold temperatures. I absolutely can’t wait for better golf weather to see what these irons can do!

  22. markb

    Dec 26, 2013 at 1:44 pm

    I really appreciate the comparison photos because I couldn’t see the subtle differences between the Speedblades and the CB’s, I thought it was purely badging. Now I can. CB’s have ever so slightly less offset. This tells me that I should stay with my SB’s because I need that extra offset and any other changes or advantages would probably be minimal.

    • Ryan

      Dec 28, 2013 at 2:33 pm

      When are they going to be released to consumers ?

      • Brady Wilson

        Jan 6, 2014 at 12:01 am

        speedblades are out, Tour Preferred irons drop this week.

  23. Markymark032884

    Dec 26, 2013 at 12:25 pm

    Why do the comparison shots show the old MC vs. the new CB and last years RBZ tour vs. the new MC….. Why no pics of the old MC vs. the new MC?

    • Markymark032884

      Dec 26, 2013 at 12:29 pm

      Not complaining its cool to see the comparison pics.. just would have been even cooler to see the (old MC vs. the new MC)…. and the (RBZ tours VS the new CB’s)

    • WarrenPeace

      Jan 1, 2014 at 2:38 pm

      Because the old MC is better and more reliable distance wise. The higher lofted irons without slot look ok- sort of a Mizuno remake but the older MC/MBs feels like butter all the way through the set. Combine the old head design with the right shaft and you have a great iron.

  24. Shawn Smith

    Dec 26, 2013 at 11:20 am

    So these are just speedblade tours then? Was thinking of getting the MC’s but the wife bought me a set of mizuno 825 pros for christmas to replace my old burners. The wife just might have saved me from myself…

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3-wood: TaylorMade Stealth Plus (15 degrees)
Shaft: Fujikura Ventus Black 7 X

Utility: Titleist U510 (3)
Shaft: Graphite Design Tour AD DI Hybrid 85 X

Irons: Ping i210 (4-PW)
Shafts: KBS Tour-V 120 X

Wedges: Ping Glide 4.0 (50-12SS, 56-06SS), Ping Glide 2.0 (58-12TS)
Shafts: KBS Tour-V 130

Putter: Ping PLD DS 72 Prototype

Ball: Titleist Pro V1

Grips: Golf Pride MCC

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TOUR REPORT: Collin Morikawa debuts new TaylorMade “P7CM” prototype irons



Welcome to this week’s Tour Report from Albany in the Bahamas for the 2022 Hero World Challenge. The week started with an unfortunate update from tournament host Tiger Woods, who was forced to withdraw from the event due to pain caused by plantar fasciitis.

As reported by, Woods will not seek surgery, instead opting for a “stretch and relax” approach. He still plans on playing in the upcoming PNC Championship and The Match, however, and we also got a brief look at his current golf swing, as I’ll get into below.

Aside from Woods, there were a few notable gear updates from the Bahamas, including Collin Morikawa debuting two brand new iron models, Corey Conners finally switching drivers, and Tony Finau showing off one of the coolest custom staff bags I’ve ever seen. Justin Thomas made yet another putter change, as well.

Let’s dive into this week’s Tour Report from Nassau, Bahamas.

JT makes yet another putter change

After making several putter changes throughout 2022, the Justin Thomas putter saga ultimately came full circle, ending the year with the same putter that he started off the year with. Before moving into several different 1-of-1 long-neck Scotty Cameron T5 prototype putters, Thomas began the year with a Scotty Cameron X5 Tour Prototype with a short flow neck. And that’s what he had in the bag at the 2022 Hero World Challenge this week, as well.

Also, here’s your reminder that Thomas’ custom Titleist 621.JT Forged irons have zero offset, and they’re bone chillingly intimidating to look down at from address.


Justin Thomas’ full WITB from the Bahamas

Morikawa’s new TaylorMade prototype irons

Typically, Collin Morikawa doesn’t change irons unless he’s playing in extremely firm turf conditions over in Scotland. This week, however, he debuted an entirely new combo set, including TaylorMade “P7CM” prototype short irons (7-PW), and new “P7MC” long irons (5 and 6).

As we highlighted in our Equipment Report over on this week, Morikawa worked closely with TaylorMade to dial in his new P7CM irons, which are obviously named using his initials. While the irons have a similar look to the company’s previous P7MB blade irons, they appear to show a combination between chrome and raw finishes.

Here’s what Morikawa told GolfWRX on Tuesday about the irons, and why he switched out his 4.5-year-old TaylorMade P730 blade short irons:

“They’re brand new,” Morikawa told “I’ve been using them for probably two weeks now. They’re not too far off from the P730’s that I’ve been using pretty much since I turned pro. I was fortunate enough to do some iron testing with TaylorMade – which I’ve never done – and go into the whole sole pattern, and bounce, and width of an iron. There’s nothing wrong with 730’s, I … love them, that’s why I played them for probably 4.5 years now. But there’s just certain shots here and there that come out of nowhere.”

In addition to the new blades, he also debuted new TaylorMade P-7MC irons, which have a different design in their back cavities compared to the previous iterations of P7MC irons. Morikawa said it was an “easy transition,” but we’re yet to hear more details from TaylorMade about specific technical information or possible release dates.

We’ll keep you up to date should we learn more about the TaylorMade P7MCs that Morikawa had in the bag at the Hero.

Collin Morikawa’s full WITB from the Bahamas

Tony Finau’s absolute HEATER of a golf bag

Whether you’re a Utah Jazz basketball fan or not, I simply refuse to believe anyone can say this 1-of-1 Vessel-made staff bag isn’t one of the coolest of all time. The all purple colorway, Jazz logo, and jersey-style “Finau 7” stitching on the front make this bag absolutely pop. The icy blue zipper colorway was a nice touch, too.

Finau teed it up in Wednesday’s Pro-Am alongside former NBA all-star and current Utah Jazz executive Danny Ainge, and Finau certainly did not disappoint.

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According to Finau, he’s going to autograph and giveaway the golf bag at the upcoming Golden State Warriors vs. Utah Jazz game on Wednesday. If you have a chance to become the owner of this bag, I sincerely wish you good luck.

See what GolfWRX members are saying about the bag in our forums

Corey Conners finally ditches his driver from 5 years ago

Conners, who’s statistically one of the best drivers on the PGA Tour for the last several years, finally switched out his previous Ping G400 LST for a new Ping G430 LST. According to Conners, he started using the G400 LST at the 2017 U.S. Open at Erin Hills, and he hadn’t switched it out since, although he did go through about 10 different heads throughout the 5 year stretch.

He told on Tuesday that although he actually found his previous model to produce slightly more speed, the new G430 was significantly more forgiving on off-center hits, so he gave it the nod this week at the Hero. The new driver is also equipped with a 1-of-1 UST Mamiya Linq shaft.

For more information on his switch, head over to the Equipment Report by GolfWRX.

Tiger Woods competes in the “Hero Shot” challenge, despite foot injury 

No one would have blamed Tiger if he didn’t compete in the Hero Shot challenge this year, especially being that he withdrew from the actual event. As the tournament host, however, he sucked it up to help put on a great show for the fans (and for social media).

Although he failed to advance to the second round against the five other competitors, it was still great to see his swing and enjoy the festivities.


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For those curious, he used a TaylorMade MG3 56-degree wedge for the 87-yard shot, and he was wearing Nike Metacon 8 sneakers. I took a deep dive into Tiger Woods at the Hero Shot earlier this week, if you’re looking for further insight.

Caddies everywhere, take notes

As a former club caddie myself, I fully respect this move from an Albany caddie during the pro-am. Instead of writing down the players approximate yardages in a yardage book or on piece of paper, he writes them down on a square slab and velcros it to his caddie bib for instant visual access.

This is a true veteran move. I’m questioning the yardage gapping for that particular player, because something seems off, but the point is that it’s a great caddie trick regardless.

And with that, we say goodbye to the Bahamas. Legendary GolfWRX photographer Greg Moore will be on location at the PNC, so look out for more WITBs and inside-the-ropes photos soon.

Check out all of our photos from the 2022 Hero World Challenge

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