On Oct. 7, Tiger Woods posted a sluggish-movement video of himself hitting a brief-iron shot that gave golf followers the primary peek on the 14-time winner hitting a golf ball in months. Three days later at Monterey Penninsula Nation Membership, he was joined by Kevin Chappel and took part in a clinic earlier than the beginning of the Tiger Wooden Invitational, a charity occasion benefitting the Tiger Woods Basis.
Lots of people weighed in on the standard of the swings that Tiger made on smartphone movies, however different individuals questioned concerning the gear Woods had in his bag. It was introduced in January on the PGA Merchandise Present that Woods signed an endorsement cope with TaylorMade and can be utilizing that firm’s golf equipment. Kevin Roman, a PGA of America skilled on the membership, was there and posted some shut-up photographs of Tiger’s gear on his Twitter web page.
Woods appeared to have 17 golf equipment in his bag, together with 4 that have been hidden beneath wooden headcovers. In his most-current occasions, Woods performed a TaylorMade M2 driver and a pair of TaylorMade M1 fairway woods. Tiger had a pair of TaylorMade UDI driving irons and an RSi Tour 2-iron, together with a PSi Tour 2-iron and a customized set of blade irons that function no markings apart from the Tiger Woods Ventures emblem. The irons look like totally different from any of TaylorMade’s present choices, together with the brand new P730 irons that Rory McIlroy and Justin Rose at the moment are enjoying.
Woods additionally had a pair of Nike Cast wedges in his bag.
We do not know when Woods may return to aggressive golf, so making assumptions about what gear he might use does come again based mostly on what he had in his bag throughout a charity clinic is silly. Nevertheless, simply seeing that he has a customized set of irons and seems to be sticking together with his previous Nike wedges is fascinating. Woods used a cavity-again 2-iron on a number of events at tournaments, so the sight of a driving iron shouldn’t be shocking and Tiger could also be testing a number of totally different heads and shafts. We merely don’t know.
We additionally have no idea if the balls that Woods was hitting in the course of the clinic have been Bridgestone balls. Woods signed an endorsement cope with Bridgestone in December, 2016, and had switched to a Bridgestone B330 S earlier than present process again surgical procedure final April.