Here's a look at the equipment Woods used to win a fifth green jacket
April 14, 2019
By Andrew Tursky, PGATOUR.COM
- Tiger Woods won his 15th major and 81st PGA TOUR event at the 2019 Masters. (Andrew Redington/Getty Images)
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
Woods played most of his professional career using a glued hosel – that’s to say he didn’t have an adjustable sleeve where the shaft meets the club head. When he switched to TaylorMade, however, he began using the adjustable shaft mechanism, which helped him dial in loft, lie, and change shafts out more easily. During that transition, he told PGATOUR.COM that he sought advice from fellow TaylorMade staffers Dustin Johnson, Rory McIlroy and Jason Day to get a better understanding of the adjustable hosel, and the sliding weights on the sole of the new drivers.
Now, Woods uses a TaylorMade M5 driver with 9 degrees of loft. TaylorMade’s new heads have a TwistFace – that means the high toe is more open and the low heel is more closed to reduce mishits – and injected speed technology, helping to optimize speed off the face.
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 than 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. 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.
Recently, TaylorMade announced that it would release a retail version of the P-7TW irons that are made with the same design.
Milled Grind wedges
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 center of the face – from years of hitting putts on the sweet spot.
Bridgestone Golf ball
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. Bridgestone currently sells Tour B XS golf balls at retail.