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Here’s what happened when Tiger recently hit his driver from 2000



Tiger Woods may not be able to walk at 100 percent right now, but he can still drive the ball longer than he ever has. At 46-years-old, modern technology has aided the 15-time major champion in his ability to keep up with the younger players on Tour.

While appearing on Another Golf Podcast this week, Tiger discussed the advancement of golf equipment and how it’s impacted his game.

“Right now, I’m actually driving longer than I did in my prime. And that’s all due to technology.”

According to Woods, the golf ball is a major reason why he can hit it farther in 2022 than he could in 2000.

“The ball has changed so much, going from that spinny thing that we used to play when I grew up. Back then, players would need to put golf balls in their pocket to warm them up because ‘warm golf balls, they would go further.’”

Woods also talked about how he recently pulled out his driver from the year 2000, when he was playing arguably the greatest golf of any player in the history of the sport.

“It was a 43-and-a-half-inch steel. I swear to God when I hit my 3, it went further than that.”

That driver was the Titleist 975D. In 2000, he was second in driving distance averaging 298 yards and hit 71.2 percent of the fairways.

If Woods could just get his leg to cooperate, he still has the distance and shot making to contend on the PGA Tour.

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  1. Larry

    Dec 17, 2022 at 5:32 pm

    So no mention of what happened? Drama.

  2. geohogan

    Dec 17, 2022 at 1:37 pm

    Hardly able to walk, Tiger has proven beyond any doubt that power in the golf swing does not come from the lower body or so called, ground reaction forces.

  3. Denny

    Dec 16, 2022 at 4:05 pm

    Yes, what happened, or click bait.

  4. gdb99

    Dec 16, 2022 at 11:52 am

    Did I miss the results?

  5. geohogan

    Dec 16, 2022 at 10:28 am

    Tiger Woods has proven beyond doubt, put to rest.. that power in the golf swing
    does NOT come from the legs or so called Ground reaction forces, BS.

  6. dc

    Dec 15, 2022 at 12:28 pm

    wasn’t it a 7.5* 975D? with the loft underlined to signify steel shaft weighting?

  7. LL

    Dec 15, 2022 at 6:15 am

    More sycophant Woods articles. You creeps never stop.

  8. Bob Jones

    Dec 14, 2022 at 3:07 pm

    I have a 975D and I still play it. It doesn’t go 293 yards, though. I must be doing something wrong.

  9. S

    Dec 14, 2022 at 12:07 pm

    Let me rephrase that for you: If he could only “drive” his SUV after running from his wife and then not crashing through the road median, he may still be able to play lol

  10. Taylor59

    Dec 14, 2022 at 9:19 am

    This could be the worst article yet… thanks for the random 2000 Tiger stat?

  11. Jon

    Dec 14, 2022 at 8:36 am

    So what happened?

    • JB

      Dec 14, 2022 at 10:44 am

      Yeah I thought the same thing, so he hit the driver from 2000 recently… how far can he hit it now? That was the entire reason why I read this article.

    • Richard Hanson

      Dec 14, 2022 at 11:22 am

      I was thinking exactly the same

    • Richard Hanson

      Dec 14, 2022 at 11:24 am

      I thought the same

    • S

      Dec 14, 2022 at 12:08 pm

      It’s saying he’s longer now even with all his injuries, thanks to modern equipment

    • Denny

      Dec 14, 2022 at 12:43 pm

      Exactly, another click bait headline

    • Si

      Dec 14, 2022 at 3:03 pm

      He hits his current clubs longer than the old stuff thanks to ball tech

    • CrashTestDummy

      Dec 14, 2022 at 4:13 pm

      Exactly. The article leaves all the important carry and total distance numbers out.

    • Dixon Diaz

      Dec 14, 2022 at 6:53 pm

      We got clickbaited is what happened.

    • b.mattay

      Dec 14, 2022 at 8:41 pm

      Read the article

    • ac6

      Dec 16, 2022 at 1:48 pm

      He hit it shorter than his 3 wood. That’s the whole story.

    • Brian

      Dec 16, 2022 at 7:04 pm

      He hit his 3wood further.

    • Craig

      Dec 16, 2022 at 9:54 pm

      He hit it, then went home.

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Report: PGA Tour winner latest player to sign with LIV Golf



Another PGA Tour winner is headed to LIV Golf.

According to The Telegraph, Colombian Sebastian Munoz has agreed to a deal with the rival circuit. Munoz adds to the growing list of Spanish speaking players on LIV including Joaquin Niemann, Sergio Garcia, Abraham Ancer, Mito Pereira and Eugenio Chacarra.

Munoz has previously won the Sanderson Farms Championship and has six additional top-5 finishes on the PGA Tour.

At the time of his signing, the 30-year-old was ranked 90th in the Official World Golf Rankings. Munoz is set to make his LIV Golf debut at Mayakoba on February 24-26.

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Bubba Watson says that he will beg Jay Monahan to play in this PGA Tour event



Bubba Watson, who joined LIV Golf last year, is still hoping he can play in a PGA Tour event.

The two-time major champion plans to “beg” PGA Tour commissioner Jay Monahan to allow Watson and his son to play in next year’s PNC Championship, which is an event that consists of a father/son or father/daughter tandem with one professional on each team.

“My son, like I said, he doesn’t play golf, but now his whole goal was – I’ll put this out there, his whole goal was to play in the PNC, which is the parent-junior, and now I’m not allowed to play in it. As soon as I see Jay Monahan – if Jay Monahan is watching this, I’ll see you at Augusta and I’ll try to beg you to let us play the PNC again.”

Watson and the other LIV golfers who were previously exempt or top-50 in the world will still get a chance to compete in this year Masters Tournament, to which Bubba is grateful.

“I was very thankful that we get to go back to the Masters. Then LIV announced their schedule, so I won’t be able to go to the women’s tournament or the Drive, Chip & Putt with the kids because we’ll be in Orlando. But it’s one year, I’m going to definitely be in the ears of people at LIV and try to see if I can get back there because I want to support what the Masters means to the game of golf, what the membership of Augusta means to the game of golf, and I would love to be there for the Women’s Amateur and the kids on Sunday.”

The 44-year-old (along with all LIV players) is currently suspended from the PGA Tour but will make his first start since the PGA Championship in May of 2022 at this week’s Saudi International at Royal Greens Golf and Country Club after missing time with a torn meniscus.

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Patrick Reed issues statement following rules controversy in Dubai



On his way to finishing runner-up at last week’s Dubai Desert Classic, Patrick Reed found himself caught up in two incidents of note.

The first, widely nicknamed ‘Tee Gate’ saw a pre-event spat between Reed and the world number one and tournament favourite Rory McIlroy, resulting in the former Masters winner lobbing a LIV-branded tee in his opponent’s direction. Little were they aware that it would take a birdie at each of the final two holes for McIlroy to overcome the most talked-about player in golf.

The second newsworthy episode involved Reed losing his ball up a tree on the 17th fairway, an escapade that resulted in a social media frenzy asking whether the ball found was, in fact, the correct ball and how several marshals identified it.

The DP World Tour’s statement at the time cleared Reed, stating that, “Using binoculars [the DP World Tour Chief Referee] joined the player in the area and asked him to identify his distinctive ball markings,” and “was satisfied that a ball with those markings was lodged in the tree.”

Video footage and players’ comments subsequently pointed to the ball flying into a different tee, but in Reed’s defence, he was likely to have been advised to the exact tree to look into, rather than guess himself.

He signed for a bogey five on the hole, a score that could have been one shot worse if having to reload on the tee box.

Reed himself sees the event much like most did the tee-peg incident – as something and nothing – and posted a statement to that effect on Twitter today:

With that all over, this week Reed returns to the Asian Tour for the Saudi International, where he meets up with much of his LIV counterparts in an event dominated by two-time champion Dustin Johnson.

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