Tiger Woods WITB for 2018

Tiger Woods What’s In the Bag for 2017

The Hero World Challenge in New Providence, Bahamas will mark the return of arguably the greatest golfer we have ever seen, and not only will we get our first look at Tiger’s reworked swing, but his reworked bag. Gone are almost all of the Nike clubs we have seen him bag for nearly two decades, replaced by tour favorite TaylorMades. Here is a look at WITB for Woods at the Hero World Challenge.

Driver: TaylorMade M2 (2016) at 9.5 degrees

Shaft: Mitsubishi Rayon Tensei CK Pro White 70TX

Tiger Woods Fairway Woods - WITBSo, Tiger moved from a Nike Vapor Speed with a Matrix Ozik shaft to the M2 with a Mitsubishi Rayon Tensei CK Pro White 70TX. The M2 is the most popular driver on tour, and with good reason, it offers unparalleled distance and forgiveness. The Mitsubishi Rayon shaft is not an available add-on, but the Adila Rogue Silver produces very similar results. If you aren’t particular about the shaft, other than flex, Global Golf has 2016 M2’s starting at $169.99 at the link below.

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3 Wood: TaylorMade M2 (2017) at 13.5 degrees

Shaft: Mitsubishi Tensei CK Pro White 90TX

5 Wood: TaylorMade M1 (2017) at 19 degrees

Shaft: Mitsubishi Tensei CK Pro White 90TX

At last year’s Hero World Challenge, we saw Tiger bag a H1 3 wood at 15 degrees. This season he has elected to bag the TaylorMade M2 3 wood at 13.5 degrees. He is choosing to stick with the Mitsubishi Tensie Pro White shafts, stepping up to the 90TX.

It is somewhat interesting, and surprising to see Tiger not pick one model, either the M1 or M2 for both fairway woods, but clearly there is something about the M1 five wood that he prefers. It is worth noting that he had the weight shifted all the way up to fade on the 5 wood, so there is a chance that he just likes having that fade bias built into the club.

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Irons: TGR Prototypes (4-PW)

Shafts: True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue X100

Driving Iron: TaylorMade Tour Preferred UDI

Gone are the old VR blades, replaced by a TaylorMade prototype that, well, looks a lot like the old VR blades. TaylorMade of course doesn’t have a blade in their current lineup of irons (P790 Irons may be closest) so a prototype makes sense. TaylorMade worked directly with Woods in developing the exact set of irons he wanted. Clearly they will want to eventually release these clubs to the public, regardless of what anyone says, anything with Tiger’s name is by far the most marketable in the industry.

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Wedges: Nike VR Forged X3X (56 and 60 degrees)

Shafts: True Temper Dynamic Golf Tour Issue S400
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His tried and true wedges. Tiger has gamed only the 56 and 60 for a few years now, that gap from PW to 56 seems terrifying to us, but clearly Woods is comfortable with hitting ‘partial’ PW’s. Designed to help out with those tricky short game shots, the VR Forged X3X wedges feature clever sole grind technologies to help you lift the ball into the air, while also providing high levels of spin. These clubs have been created to do everything you want your wedges to do, delivering impressive results time after time. The next time your ball gets stuck in the sand, you’ll want one of these in your bag.

Putter: Scotty Cameron Newport 2 GSS

We were a bit surprised to see Tiger change putters last season, but the selection of a Scotty Cameron putter is anything but a surprise. Easily the most popular brand of putters on tour, this is one of those custom Scotty Cameron putters that are extremely hard to find and run from $3,000-$5,000. For those wondering, yes you can buy a ‘stock’ Newport 2 from about $349 new to used on Global Golf from around $159.99.

Golf Ball: Bridgestone Tour B XS

Another change from last year to this, Woods switches from the B330 to the Tour B XS. While many amateur golfers are familiar with the e6 golf ball from Bridgestone, few have had a chance to hit the new Tour B golf balls. The best way we can describe the Tour B XS ball is as an e6 on steroids.

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