Tiger Woods doesn't just move the needle in golf; he IS the needle.
The most famous golfer to have ever played the most impossible of games is an obsessive perfectionist when it comes to his golf clubs. Tiger's attention to detail and tinkering is legendary, with fitting sessions for new equipment stretching multiple days until he finally commits; it might break a few club technicians in the process but it's a major-winning formula.
Bottom line is, if it doesn't feel right, it ain't going in Tiger's bag, so the clubs that do make the cut almost become celebrities by association themselves - like a Hemsworth brother of the non-Liam variety.
After a near career-ending injury in 2021, Tiger surprised everyone when he confirmed that he would indeed be teeing it up at the 2022 Masters. And that means Tiger-mania is officially back.
What clubs does Tiger Woods use?
WITB UPDATE 06/04/2022: Added a TaylorMade Stealth Plus+ Driver into the bag (The Masters)
WITB UPDATE 18/12/2021: Testing the new Bridgestone Tour B XS (PNC Championship)
WITB UPDATE 22/10/2020: Fairway Wood - TaylorMade SIM Ti Fairway Wood (ZOZO Championship)
WITB UPDATE 20/08/2020: Putter - The Scotty Cameron Newport 2 GSS is back in the bag. (Northern Trust Open)
WITB UPDATE 10/08/2020: Putter - Scotty Cameron Newport 2 Timeless prototype. (US PGA Championship)
Let's take a look what's inside Tiger Woods bag:
TIGER WOODS DRIVER
Tiger Tiger put the new TaylorMade Stealth Plus+ driver in the bag at the Masters, his comeback event after a 14-month injury-enforced absence. The Stealth Plus+ driver features a nanotexture coated carbon fibre face that is 44 per cent lighter than titanium and directs more energy into the ball.
That means more distance off the tee for Tiger but the Stealth Plus+ is also more forgiving when the Big Cat doesn’t quite nail it out of the middle. And the new nanotexture coating makes the Stealth Plus+ the most consistent TaylorMade driver ever, with spin rates even in both damp and dry conditions. But when you’re Tiger Woods everything has to be spot on, right? To that end, TaylorMade fine-tuned the sound and feel of the carbon fibre face on the Stealth Plus+ driver to get it exactly right. Tiger has a Mitsubishi Diamana D+ 60 TX shaft fitted to his driver.
TIGER WOODS FAIRWAY WOODS
TATYLORMADE SIM Ti 15° FAIRWAY WOOD AND TAYLORMADE M3 19° FAIRWAY WOOD
Like most golfers, Tiger has two go-to fairway woods in his bag - a 3 and a 5 wood.
He upgraded to a 15° TaylorMade SIM Ti fairway wood at the ZOZO Championship at Sherwood Country Club in October, 2020. It features a titanium body, steel sole and carbon fibre crown that is designed for high-launching distance, but Tiger has it set at 14° to produce a slightly lower and more penetrating flight. It is matched to a 42.5 inch Mitsubishi Diamana D+ 70 TX shaft.
Tiger's TaylorMade M3 fairway wood dates back a couple of generations before the current SIM fairway wood line-up. Tiger’s trusty 19° M3 model is easy to launch and features fade and draw shaping bias through a sliding weight on the sole. It is paired with a Mitsubishi Diamana D+ 80 TX shaft.
His OLD 15° TaylorMade M5 fairway wood has a titanium and steel body with a carbon fibre crown and has twist face tech like the M5 driver. There is also a 65g sliding sole weight that can be positioned to produce a draw or fade bias.
TAYLORMADE M5 15° FAIRWAY WOOD
TIGER WOODS IRONS
TAYLORMADE P7MB IRONS
Tiger’s precision iron play is reliant on exceptional feel and control, qualities his custom-made TaylorMade P7TW irons exude. They’re muscleback blades made specifically to Tiger’s exacting specifications and his set consists of 3-PW.
His Limited Edition P7TW Irons are no longer available to purchase, but they are based around TaylorMade’s P7MB blades. P7MB irons are a contemporary take on classic muscleback blades, with clean lines and short blade lengths aiding workability throughout the set.
Forged for sensitive feel, P7MB irons also feature negligible offset, a thin top line and narrow sole. They deliver premium control and precise shot shaping for players who, like Tiger, are elite ballstrikers.
TIGER WOODS WEDGES
Tiger put the TaylorMade Milled Grind 2 60° wedge in his bag for October's ZOZO championship in Japan, where he clinched his record-equalling 82nd tour win. He introduced the 56° wedge prior to the Open Championship in July and the wedges seem to have resonated with Big Cat.
With consistency one of the buzzwords Tiger seems to utter before and after every round, TaylorMade Milled Grind 2 wedges are engineered for said consistency through a CNC-milling process. They feature classic sharp lines and milled soles, laser-etched faces for extra spin and two grinds: a low bounce or standard bounce.
Tiger's exact grind pattern has relief taken out of both the leading and trailing edges and out of the heel.
TIGER WOODS PUTTER
SCOTTY CAMERON NEWPORT 2 GSS with PING PP58 BLACKOUT GRIP
It's holed the putts to win 14 of Tiger's 15 majors and there seems to be no stopping Tiger's love affair ... err, special relationship, with his 20-year-old Scotty Cameron Newport 2 GSS putter.
He's also remained loyal to the PING PP58 Blackout grip on the putter, which has become almost an extension of Tiger himself. Putters come and go but Tiger's Scotty Cameron Newport ain't broke and it certainly doesn't need fixing.
NOTE: Tigers SC Newport 2 GSS Putter is custom made just for him and not available to the general public. The SC Newport 2 is the closest production model available.
WITB 20/08/2020: The Scotty Cameron Newport 2 GSS is back in the bag. (Northern Trust Open)
WITB 10/08/2020: A new putter went into Tiger’s bag at the 2020 US PGA Championship at Harding Park, replacing the Scotty Cameron Newport he’s used to win 14 of his 15 majors.
The new putter is a Scotty Cameron Newport 2 Timeless prototype, which is similar to his trusty old putter but features weight ports in the sole that can be adjusted to suit different green speeds.
The new putter has also been fitted with a longer shaft, primarily to ease the strain on Tiger’s back and help him to practise for longer periods of time.
How long the new putter lasts in Tiger’s bag will ultimately depend on its performance but the cherished major winning Scotty Cameron putter isn’t going anywhere – Tiger is so enamoured with it, it’s believed he won’t even let his 11-year-old son Charlie use it.
TIGER WOODS GOLF BALL
Tiger plays the NEW 2022 Bridgestone Tour B XS ball and, as you’d expect, it’s the Tiger Woods edition. He had direct input into the ball, which is stamped with a “TIGER”, and it features the highest compression in the Bridgestone Tour B line-up (the other options are the RX and RXS).
The 2022 Bridgestone Tour B XS Tiger Woods edition suits Tiger's strengths, which means it’s a good fit for swing speeds over 105mph in order to maximise distance. But a new Reactive IQ cover gives the ball serious short-game spin and flight versatility, which is a must-have when you’ve won 15 majors like Tiger has.