Age: 44 • Lives: Jupiter, Florida
Story: Winner of a record-tying 82 PGA Tour events and 15 Major championships, including the 2019 Masters.
Club enthusiast: Woods has a workshop at his Florida home where he can make adjustments to his equipment, like altering the bounce and grinds on his wedges.
“The grinds on my wedges have evolved over time as my technique has changed,” Woods told GolfTV. “Once you shave a club down, there’s no going back.”
“I know if a driver is right for me when I’m waggling it.”
SPECS: TaylorMade SIM, 9°, Mitsubishi Diamana D+ 60 TX shaft, 44.5 inches.
▶ I know if a driver is right for me when I’m waggling it. If I feel it matches up to me, then it frees up my swing. I need a driver that is workable. Can I hit a low cut? Can I hit a low draw? Can I elevate it to ride the wind? Those things are important.
SPECS: TaylorMade M5, 15°; TaylorMade M3 2017, 19°, Mitsubishi Diamana D+ 80 TX shafts.
▶ These two fairway woods give me the ability to hit a lot of different shots. It’s amazing how far the 3-woods go these days. I find that it’s easier for me to turn the 3-wood over than the driver. If it’s firm, sometimes a roasted 3-wood will go farther than my slap-slice driver.
SPECS: TaylorMade P•7TW (3-PW), True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue X100 shafts.
▶ I had a lot of input in the design of these irons. I prefer an iron with a longer blade length, thin sole and slightly squared-off toe, and these look sweet. Playing a blade gives me distance and trajectory control, and they feel great going through the turf.
SPECS: TaylorMade Milled Grind 2 (56°, 60° degrees), True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue S400 shafts.
▶ My 56-degree has a dual sole grind and heel relief. That lets me open or close it more easily when I need to. The 60-degree has relief on the leading edge, which helps on the tight, firm conditions we see on tour, especially on shots where I’m opening the face.
SPECS: Scotty Cameron by Titleist Newport 2, 35.25 inches, 4° loft, Ping rubber grip.
▶ I’ve tried some different putters over the years, but I always come back to this one, which I’ve won 14 of my 15 Majors with. It’s a little lighter than some of the putters you see today, and I’ve re-shafted it only a couple of times in 20 years. It’s just a very comfortable, familiar feel.
▶ It’s pretty well known my mum got me Frank in the 1990s and sews Rak Jak Mea (Thai for “Love From Mum”) inside each one. Frank has taken on a persona of his own over the years.
▶ I play the Bridgestone Tour B XS. I’ve always gravitated towards a spinnier ball. I test balls into the wind and crosswinds. I don’t need any surprises during tournament time.
▶ This pouch is from the 1995 NCAA Championships at Ohio State. I finished T-5 individually. My Stanford Cardinal team lost the team title in a playoff to Oklahoma State.