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Tiger Woods swapping 5-wood for TaylorMade P770 2-iron at Pinehurst

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Editor’s note: This is an excerpt of an article our Andrew Tursky filed for PGATour.com’s Equipment Report. Read the full piece here. 

In recent years, Woods has almost always used a 5-wood, unless he’s playing in The Open Championship at a links venue where the winds are high and he wants a lower trajectory off the tee … or when he played in the 2022 PGA Championship at Southern Hills. However, this week at the U.S. Open the 5-wood was absent from his Monster Energy staff bag, and in its place was a 2-iron.

Throughout 2024, Woods has been using a mixed set of irons, including a 2023 TaylorMade P770 3-iron, and TaylorMade P7TW blades (4-PW), each of which are shafted up with True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue X100 shafts.

Interestingly, the 2-iron he added on Monday is a 2021 version of TaylorMade’s P770 iron model, and it’s shafted up with a True Temper Dynamic Gold MID X100 shaft, which is slightly lighter and designed to launch slightly higher than his stock iron shafts. This is the same 2-iron setup that he used at the 2022 PGA Championship at Southern Hills.

While it’s unclear at the moment why Woods has left his usual 5-wood out of the bag this week, it can be seen that Pinehurst No. 2 surely has more of a links-style setup than standard American courses, and bunkering around the landing areas off the tee lends itself to strategic placement of the golf ball in order to have a clean approach shot at the greens.

“Proto” wedges

Additionally, the ultradwarf bermudagrass at Pinehurst No. 2, combined with Donald Ross’ diabolical greenside chipping areas, creates a unique short game challenge for U.S. Open contestants. Woods appears to be preparing for that challenge by equipping himself with two new TaylorMade MG4 “Proto” wedges, which have different grinds on their soles than he typically uses.

Head over to PGATour.com for the full piece.

Related: Tiger Woods WITB 2024 (June)

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Edoardo Molinari WITB 2024 (June)

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  • Edoardo Molinari what’s in the bag accurate as of the U.S. Open. 

Driver: Titleist TSi3 (8 degrees, B1 SureFit setting)
Shaft: Mitsubishi Tensei AV Raw White 65 TX

3-wood: Titleist TS3 (13.5 degrees, C1 SureFit setting)
Shaft: Mitsubishi Tensei AV Raw White 75 TX

Hybrid: Titleist TSi3 (19 degrees, B1 SureFit setting)
Shaft: Mitsubishi Tensei CK Pro White 90 HY TX

Irons: Titleist 620 CB (4-PW)
Shafts: True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue X100

Wedges: Titleist Vokey Design SM10 (52-08F, 56-08M), Titleist Vokey Design SM10 Prototype (60-04T)
Shafts: True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue X100

Putter: L.A.B. Golf Mezz.1 Max

Grips: Golf Pride Tour Velvet

Ball: Titleist Pro V1

See more in-hand photos of Molinari’s clubs here. 

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Tiger Woods WITB 2024 (June)

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  • Tiger Woods WITB accurate as of the U.S. Open.

Driver: TaylorMade Qi10 LS (10.5 degrees @9.75)
Shaft: Graphite Design Tour AD VF 6 X (45 inches)

3-wood: TaylorMade Qi10 Tour (15 degrees @13.5)
Shaft: Graphite Design Tour AD VF 7 X

Irons: 2021 TaylorMade P770 (2) 2023 TaylorMade P770 (3), TaylorMade P7TW (4-PW)
Shafts: True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue X100 Mid (2), True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue X100 (3-PW)

Wedges: TaylorMade MG4 Raw (56-12TW Proto, 60-TW11 Proto)
Shafts: True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue S400

Putter: Scotty Cameron Newport 2 GSS prototype
Grip: Ping PP58 Blackout

Ball: Bridgestone Tour B X (2024)

Grips: Golf Pride Tour Velvet Cord 58R

Check out more in-hand photos of Tiger Woods’ WITB in the forums.

 

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Scottie Scheffler’s winning WITB: 2024 Memorial Tournament

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Driver: TaylorMade Qi10 (8 degrees @8.25, D4 swing weight) Buy here.
Shaft: Fujikura Ventus Black 7 X (45 inches)

3-wood: TaylorMade Qi10 (15 degrees @14.25) Buy here.
Shaft: Fujikura Ventus Black 8 X (42 5/16 inches, tipped 1.5 inch, D3 swing weight)

Irons: Srixon ZU85 (3, 4) Buy here, TaylorMade P7TW (5-PW) Buy here.
Shafts: Nippon N.S. Pro Modus 3 Hybrid Prototype 10 X (3), True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue X100

Wedges: Titleist Vokey Design SM8 (50-12F, 56-14F) Buy here, Titleist Vokey Design WedgeWorks Proto (60-T) Buy here.
Shafts: True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue S400

Putter: TaylorMade Spider Tour X Buy here.
Grip: Golf Pride Pro Only

  • Hosel: L-Neck
  • Length: 35.5 inches
  • Site line: True Path with Full Line
  • Loft: 3 degrees
  • Lie: 72 degrees
  • Insert: Surlyn Pure Roll

Grips: Golf Pride Tour Velvet

Ball: Titleist Pro V1 Buy here.

Check out more in-hand photos of Scottie Scheffler’s clubs here.

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