Inside Tiger Woods tools of trade

Tiger Woods took the golf sporting world to a whole new dimension in his greatest comeback having been in a hell of a life for the last over11 years.

It was very historic for the golfer who finished position 32 last season and no major victory for a long time.

The roars were back louder than ever as Tiger Woods won the Masters for the fifth time. Here’s a look inside his bag and the equipment he used to win at Augusta National.

Driver: TaylorMade M5 (9 degrees)
Shafts: Mitsubishi Diamana D+ 60TX

3 Wood: TaylorMade M5 Titanium (15 degrees)
Shaft: Mitsubishi Diamana D+ 70TX

5 Wood: TaylorMade M3 (19 degrees)
Shaft: Mitsubishi Diamana D+ 70TX

Irons: TaylorMade P-7TW (3-PW)
Shafts: True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue X100

Wedges: TaylorMade Milled Grind (TW-12 56 degrees and TW-11 60 degrees)
Shafts: True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue S400

Putter: Scotty Cameron Newport 2 GSS prototype

Golf Ball: Bridgestone Tour B XS

Grips: Golf Pride Tour Velvet

For years, Woods used a 70-gram Mitsubishi Diamana driver shaft, and 80-gram Mitsubishi Diamana fairway wood shafts. At the WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play, however, he switched to a 60-gram Mitsubishi Diamana shaft in his driver, and a 70-gram Mitsubishi Diamana shaft in his three wood.

All things being equal, the lighter shaft would mean slightly more swing speed, along with a different feel for Woods that he’s had throughout his professional career.

When he switched to TaylorMade’s staff, Woods and the company began working on irons that would suit his needs and exacting eye. Nine prototypes later, and with consultation from his longtime club maker Mike Taylor, Woods started using TaylorMade P-7TW Milled Grind irons.

Wood’s Putter

According to the company, the Milled Grind technology allows Woods to replace his irons more often, knowing they’re the same specifications every time. As always, Woods’ irons are equipped with True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue X100 shafts and Golf pride Tour Velvet Cord grips.

Woods’ first introduction to TaylorMade’s Milled Grind technology was with the wedges, which he began playing before the P-7TW Milled Grind irons. As Woods told PGATOUR.COM, the manufacturing process of the wedges allows him to change out wedges more often, allowing him to capitalize on fresh grooves.

He also has two different 60-degree wedges. This week, he went with the 60-degree wedge that has 11 degrees of bounce on it

Woods’ first introduction to TaylorMade’s Milled Grind technology was with the wedges, which he began playing before the P-7TW Milled Grind irons. As Woods told PGATOUR.COM, the manufacturing process of the wedges allows him to change out wedges more often, allowing him to capitalize on fresh grooves.

He also has two different 60-degree wedges. This week, he went with the 60-degree wedge that has 11 degrees of bounce on it.

Although Woods had brief stints with other putters throughout the years, most extensively in 2017-2018, he’s now won 14-of-his-15 majors using the famous Scotty Cameron Newport 2 GSS prototype.

Photos taken by PGATOUR.COM of his putter show wear marks on the face in the centre of the face from years of hitting putts on the sweet spot.

As former equipment liaison Rick Nichols told PGATOUR.COM, Woods has played a golf ball manufactured by Bridgestone since the early 2000s. Now, Woods plays a Bridgestone Tour B XS golf ball, stamped with “Tiger” on the side. 

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