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A peek inside Tiger's golf bag – then and now - Australian Golf Digest A peek inside Tiger's golf bag – then and now - Australian Golf Digest

Tiger Woods’ approach to equipment has evolved gradually during his 25-year professional career.

In his 2002 bag is a Nike Forged Titanium driver with a True Temper X100 steel shaft. Woods continued to use a steel shaft in his driver after most players on tour had switched to graphite. 

Tiger’s early professional career included a lot of Titleist equipment, like these two Titleist Vokey 200 Series wedges (including a 58 with 8 degrees of bounce that was bent to 56 degrees, producing an effective bounce of 6 degrees) and this compact 970
15-degree 3-wood.

Tiger spent 18 months testing and tweaking these Nike Forged blade irons before putting them into play. They eliminated Woods’ need to pick irons from different sets to find the centre of gravity he liked.

The Scotty Cameron Newport-style putter was in the fourth year of a run in which he used it for 14 of his 15 Major-championship wins.

Woods’ 2020 bag revealed a new approach. His driver has a graphite shaft instead of steel, and Woods embraced adjustability, positioning the moveable weight in his TaylorMade SIM towards the heel to promote a right-to-left flight.

“I know if a driver is right for me when I’m waggling it,” Woods says. “I need a driver that is workable.” 

Gone is the 2-iron and in its place is a 19-degree 5-wood. Tiger’s wedges, a pair of TaylorMade Milled Grind models, retain the 56 and 60-degree lofts of his previous wedges but with milled soles, reducing the need for hand-grinding.

Woods helped design his TaylorMade P7TW irons, but they are similar to his previous Nike irons in blade shape and in topline and sole width. 

Woods’ Scotty Cameron putter was back in the bag after a hiatus. Woods first put the putter in play at the 1999 Byron Nelson, and he continued to use it for more than a decade until experimenting with several Nike Method putters. After Nike exited the club-making business in 2016, Woods returned to his Scotty. The putter’s 326 grams is on the light side, but its D-7 swingweight is normal for a blade putter.