Whether you like Tiger Woods or you don’t, there is no denying the fact that he changed the game of golf. When Tiger even goes near a golf course (like to caddie for Charlie), people can’t get enough.
For years, we knew Tiger to play with Nike equipment but, as Nike has gone a way Tiger has moved towards TaylorMade. It’s rare to see Tiger making a competitive appearance in the game of golf right now, so his clubs could certainly change more often than players who are competing week in and week out.
Golfers change their clubs from time to time, but in this article, we will look at Tiger Woods’ “What’s in the Bag” (WITB) as of December, revealing the equipment that makes winning on the PGA Tour look easy!
We will cover:
- Tiger Woods WITB: Quick Facts
- Tiger Woods WITB: Driver
- Tiger Woods WITB: Irons
- Tiger Woods WITB: Wedges
- Tiger Woods WITB: Putter
Let’s take a look inside Tiger Woods‘ golf bag!
Tiger Woods: What’s In The Bag December
|Driver||TaylorMade Stealth Plus (9 degrees @7.5)||Fujikura Ventus Black 6X|
|3-Wood||TaylorMade SIM Titanium (15 degrees @ 14.25)||Mitsubishi Diamana D+ Limited 70 TX|
|5 Wood||TaylorMade M3 T (19 Degrees @18.25)||Mitsubishi Diamana D+ Limited 80 TX|
|Irons (3 to Pitching wedge)||TaylorMade P770 (3 Iron) TaylorMade P7TW (4-PW)||True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue X100|
|Wedges (56°, 60°)||TaylorMade MG3 Raw||True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue S400|
|Putter||Scotty Cameron Newport 2 GSS Prototype (with Ping PP58 grip)||–|
|Ball||Bridgestone Tour BX||–|
|Grips||Golf Pride Tour Velvet Cord 58R||–|
Tiger Woods WITB December: Driver
Tiger may not have the latest and greatest Stealth 2 in his bag, but the Stealth Plus driver still offers a lot for him to work with. The TaylorMade Stealth Plus is a lower spinning driver that helps players with high spin control the golf ball coming off the face.
Even though Tiger may not have played all that much golf in recent years, he still can swing it. Notice he has the loft here set at 7.5 degrees.
Most amateur golfers are not able to get the ball off the ground with a club set at 7.5 degrees.
The shaft that Tiger uses is the Fujikura Ventus Black 6X shaft. Interestingly, for being one of the greatest (if not the greatest) golfers of all time, Tiger goes with a stock shaft option on this club.
With the Fujikura Ventus Black 6X Shaft, you get the impressive feel, higher launch, and overall playability that you need. Especially if you are Tiger Woods!
Tiger has two fairway woods in the bag. The first is a 3 wood in the TaylorMade SIM Titanium model. The second is a 5 wood that is a bit older, the TaylorMade M3.
If you don’t remember it, the M3 was a player’s style fairway wood. It had a slightly smaller head, an impressive feel, and plenty of workability. Exactly the type of club you would expect Tiger to have in his hands.
Tiger likes the Mitsubishi Diamana D+ fairway wood shafts in his fairway woods. The 5 wood shaft is just a little heavier, being that it’s a slightly shorter club.
Tiger Woods WITB December: Irons
When you have an entire set of irons named after you, they better be in the golf bag!
Tiger plays with a TaylorMade P770 3 iron, and then he switches to the P7TW throughout the rest of the set. One thing you will quickly pick up on here is the fact that there is no gap wedge in Tiger’s bag.
Although we don’t have the full stats on this iron set, we can almost guarantee they have traditional lofts. His pitching wedge likely has enough loft to bridge that gap between pitching wedge and sand. This opened up a spot for that 5 wood and the 3 iron.
Most of the young guys go with 4 wedges, but again, you have to look at lofts when making this kind of club decision.
The fact that Tiger is not playing the P7TW in the 3 iron is not surprising. Notice he keeps the shaft consistent. However, the P7TW is certainly not known for forgiveness, and neither are 3 irons, the combination may be too much even for Tiger Woods.
The shaft selection in the irons is another classic selection. Tiger plays with the True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue X100. This is one of the most popular golf shafts on the PGA Tour.
The True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue allows for complete control, a little bit of weight, and plenty of feedback on both good and bad shots.
Tiger is a feel and finesse player. He knows how to execute shots without the same technology and data modern players use. His iron set perfectly complements that skill.
Tiger Woods WITB December: Wedges
There are two wedges that finish up the set for Tiger; they are 56 and 60 degrees. The wedge is a TaylorMade MG3 raw. With the raw finish, golfers feel as though the spin rates stay more consistent over time.
Some studies have been done to show that there is not too much of a difference.
However, if you have played with rusty wedges you likely had a feeling that they could grip your shots just a little more. Even if it’s just a feeling, we will take all we can get when it comes to performance around the greens.
The MG3 raw is a classic-looking blade-style wedge with an impressive feel and consistency.
All of the wedges in Tiger Woods’ bag feature the True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue S400. Again, this shaft is just a little softer than the X100 found in the other irons.
With the S400 shaft, Tiger can work on those shots from 100 yards and in and still generate plenty of speed and spin to stop the ball. Tour Issue shafts are a popular choice on the PGA Tour because of the feedback they offer players.
Tiger Woods WITB December: Putter
Tiger Woods plays with the Scotty Cameron Newport 2 GSS Prototype. Tiger has done really well in his career with a Scotty Cameron blade putter. It fits his stroke quite well and contributes to the consistency we have seen in his putting game.
This putter features a standard Ping PP58 grip, nothing overly large. Even though this particular model is a prototype, the Scotty Cameron Newport 2 is a popular model available to all golfers.
What Can We Learn From Tiger Woods’ Golf Bag
Now that you have a run down of which golf clubs Tiger Woods used the last time he was seen playing in an event, let’s look at what we can learn from him. The first thing that stands out about Tiger’s golf bag is that he doesn’t follow a lot of the same club set makeup choices that younger golfers are opting for.
Who’s right here? Tiger or the new guys? I’ll let you decide on that one.
- Tiger Woods plays with a 3 wood, 5 wood, and a 3 iron, many professionals have just one fairway wood, and they throw an extra wedge in the golf bag
- Notice that even though he still plays a little competitive golf, some of the clubs are a few years old. We see this a lot in the fairway woods and hybrids in golfers’ bags,if you have a fairway or hybrid you like, keep it!
- It comes as no surprise to see shaft consistency across the irons and wedges and across the fairway woods, take a look at your golf shafts and see if they are even remotely consistent
- Adjustable drivers are adjustable for a reason; even Tiger has to adjust his 9-degree driver to match his attack angle
- Tiger Woods still has a lot of speed even after the injuries and difficulties he has had in the last few years; however, he has adjusted the golf shafts he plays with to work for his golf game