After teasing us with a return a month or so ago Tiger is back! Yesterday he played in the pro-am and lets just say he didnt look bad. I will be the first to admit that it was a pro am and not a huge deal but he did record 2 eagles on the front 9. Today he is competing for the first time in 16 months. This is a huge deal and as a fan of golf you should be excited. As an equipment freak I was obviously excited to see how Nike going away would affect Tigers bag.
Lets take a look at some of the changes to the bag.
Driver- He has dropped the Nike driver and moved to a Taylormade M2. It has been surprising over the last year to watch the “Game Improvement” driver be used the most on tour. Tiger has been known to play deep faced 420 cc drivers. The M2 isnt that.
3 Wood/ 5 wood- Tiger is moving to the M1 in these two clubs. They are low spin. This will make his most famous shot even more effective. Tigers 3 wood stinger is my favorite shot. Its incredible. Getting a low spin 3 wood is going to make this shot even better. If you forgot how beautiful this shot is let me remind you
Putter- HE IS BACK TO THE SCOTTY! Tiger is moving back to the putter that won him a ton of Majors. When Tiger was the dominant force we all remember he had his GSS (German Stainless Steel) Scotty. Tiger used to be able to hit it further than anyone else but he also dominated on the greens. Ever since he switched to the Nike that dominance has gone away. It will be interesting to see how quickly he can get back to his old putting ways.
Golf Ball- Rumor had it that Nike golf balls were made by Bridgestone. Its should seem obvious that he would move to the Bridgestone B330s. I love Bridgestone golf balls.
Golf Shoes- The new TW 17 is gorgeous. Thats all I can say. They are going to look so good on my feet later this year. A fun little not on them is the fact that they were designed to be more supportive of his new right leg dominate swing.