What Golf Clubs Does Tiger Woods Use?

Plus his other equipment and Woods' club history

Tiger Woods during the 2016 Hero World Challenge pro-am
Tiger Woods was swinging a TaylorMade driver at the 2016 Hero World Challenge. Christian Petersen/Getty Images

What golf clubs does Tiger Woods play? What other equipment is in Tiger's bag? Woods is just getting back into tournament golf after a long layoff due to another back surgery. And while he was gone Woods' equipment sponsor Nike Golf announced it was getting out of the golf clubs business. Life comes at you fast.

And that means Tiger spent part of his recovery time testing new equipment, along with testing his game and his surgically repaired back.

So what do we know about the equipment Woods plans to play on his return?

In Tiger's Bag: TaylorMade, Scotty Cameron, Bridgestone

In late January 2017, just prior to the start of the Farmers Insurance Open tournament, Woods tweeted the big news: He signed with TaylorMade. Woods wrote, "After several months of testing and all brands to choose from, the choice is clearly TaylorMade. Proud to join the family!"

Woods choosing TaylorMade to replace the Nike Golf clubs in his bag is not a surprise - he was playing TaylorMade woods at the 2016 Hero World Challenge, his own tournament played in The Bahamas about a month before his TaylorMade announcement.

So Woods is going from an all-Nike Golf bag to a bag that includes TaylorMade woods, irons and wedges, a Scotty Cameron putter and Bridgestone golf balls.

But: Woods' clubs (minus the putter) aren't quite all TaylorMade just yet. He'll continue playing his Nike irons and wedges while TaylorMade designs a new set of irons specifically to Tiger's needs and wishes.

Tiger is also waiting for a customized grind on the M2 wedge he'll be using soon. In the meantime, while he waits on those new irons, Woods' bag looks like this:

  • Driver: TaylorMade M2.
  • Fairway woods: TaylorMade M2 Tour 3-wood and M1 Tour 5-wood
  • Irons: Nike VR Pro Blades
  • Wedges: Nike 56 degree VR Pro sand wedge and Nike 60 degree VR Pro lob wedge
  • Putter: Scotty Cameron by Titleist Newport 2 GSS
  • Golf ball: Bridgestone B330-S

Woods' former Nike Golf stablemate Rory McIlroy, whom Woods helped recruit to Nike, had previously switched to a TaylorMade driver himself.

The Newport 2 Scotty Cameron putter is the one Woods used to win 13 of his 14 major championships (all but the first).

Tiger's Previous Nike Setup

This is the last equipment setup Tiger Woods was using prior to the announcement by Nike Golf it was leaving the golf business:

  • Driver: Nike VRS Covert 2.0 Tour
  • *Fairway Woods: Nike VR_S Covert 3 Wood (15 degrees), Nike VR_S Covert 5 Wood (19 degrees)
  • Irons: Nike VR Pro Blades
  • Wedges: Nike 56 degree VR Pro sand wedge and Nike 60 degree VR Pro lob wedge
  • Putter: Nike Method 001

(*Depending on course requirements, Woods will carry either a 5-wood or a 2-iron, but not both, according to information on his website, tigerwoods.com.)

Tiger's Other Equipment

Prior to his most-recent injury, Woods was also using this equipment:

  • Golf balls: Nike One Tour D
  • Golf shoes: Nike TW 14
  • Glove: Nike Dri-FIT Tour

The golf ball, as noted above, has already been swapped out for a Bridgestone. But Nike is still in the golf accessories business, and is still selling "TW"-branded shoes, so expect Woods to continue to wear Nike.

Tiger Woods' Club History

Woods has been with Nike Golf from the moment he turned pro in 1996. However, he hasn't always played Nike Golf equipment. Why? Because at the time Woods turned pro back in 1996, Nike was only making golf shoes - not golf clubs. Nike had to create its golf division in order to woo Woods, and had to staff it and start designing clubs after signing Tiger.

So in the early part of his career, Woods played Titleist golf clubs and balls. The first Nike Golf equipment that Woods put into play in a tournament was the Tour Accuracy TW golf ball, which Woods began using in 2000.

Over the ensuing years, Woods gradually swapped out his Titleist clubs for Nike clubs. For example, Woods switched to a Nike Forged driver in 2003, went back to a Titleist driver, then stuck with Nike drivers for good after trying the Nike Ignite in 2004.

But it was only in 2010 that Woods finally reached an all-Nike bag. He had stuck with a Titleist Scotty Cameron putter, but in 2010 put the Nike Method putter into play. At that point, Woods had nothing but Nike Golf clubs and balls in his bag.

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