What’s In the Bag: Tiger Woods

When the Big Cat first showed up on Tour, much was made about his equipment and apparel contract with Nike.  What a lot of people didn’t realize at the time was that the contract allowed him to play any clubs he wanted.  Hence the Titleist 975-D driver and Scott Cameron putter that helped him to victory so many times early in his career.  Eventually, all of his clubs (sans putter) were Nike clubs.

Fast forward a couple decades and Nike no longer makes golf clubs.  Which begs the question, what’s in Tiger’s bag now?  TaylorMade, except for the ole’ faithful Cameron putter.

A lot of our readers have been asking if I knew exactly the clubs Tiger currently plays.  And I didn’t have an answer until I did some digging…

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Driver

The TaylorMade Stealth Plus is the driver Tiger trusts off the tee.  And even though his body doesn’t allow him to take the mighty lash he used to, it’s safe to say he’s finding more fairways with this club than any other driver he’s ever played.

Tiger has the loft set at nine degrees and has chosen the Mitsubishi Diamana D+ Limited 60 TX for the shaft.  This shaft is arguably the stiffest you can find, which might explain why Tiger seems to have so much control with the big stick.

Fairway Woods

Tiger’s obviously a fan of the Stealth Plus line of clubs because he’s chosen them for his 3-wood and 5-wood too.

His 3-wood has 15 degrees of loft and employs the Mitsubishi Diamana D+ Limited 70 TX shaft.  His 5-wood measures 19 degrees of loft and is paired with the Mitsubishi Diamana D+ Limited 80 TX shaft.

The Stealth Plus family of fairway woods are designed to launch the ball and allow better players to work the ball in both directions.

Long Irons

Tiger has chosen the TaylorMade P770s for his 2 and 3-irons.  He uses the True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue X100 steel shaft in each. 

Even though these irons have the look and feel of a forged club, they’re packed with game improvement technology that promotes forgiveness and high launch.

Mid and Short Irons

Tiger was the mad genius behind his own irons, the TaylorMade P7TWs. 

These forged butter knives are the closest things to true blades you can find.  They have a muscle back and mid-sole grind.  The result is minimal turf interaction and a soft feel unlike anything else.  They’re also extremely easy to manipulate for advanced players. 

The heads are complemented by True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue X100 steel shafts.

Wedges

One of the best wedge players of all time, Tiger turns to the TaylorMade MG3 TWs for his 56 and 60-degree wedges.  His 56-degree has a heel-heavy dual sole which optimizes turf interaction on full shots. 

The faces on both wedges have a raw grind for maximum spin and control.

Tiger trusts the same shafts in his wedges as his irons. 

Putter

There might not be a more recognizable putter in the world than Tiger’s Scott Cameron GSS Newport 2. 

This classic blade has a milled face that gives players an ultra-soft feel and precise feedback.

Golf Ball

Tiger played Nike golf balls for his entire career, until the company stopped making equipment several years ago. 

Since then, he’s found that the Bridgestone Tour B XS best fits his game.

This low-spin ball is meant for players with faster than average swing speeds.   We’re talking about driver speeds north of 110 miles per hour. 

Players like Tour B XS because of the added ball speed it affords.

Final Thoughts

When it comes to equipment, there’s not a golfer on the planet that’s more meticulous than Tiger.  He leaves nothing to chance and clearly, the results speak for themselves. 

However, if you’re thinking you need to run out and buy everything Tiger has in his bag, I’m here to tell you his equipment isn’t designed for weekend warriors like you and me.  His clubs are anything but forgiving, and meant for the elite athlete that he still is to this day. 

Nevertheless, we can always daydream, right?

Paul Liberatore
Paul Liberatore

As the Founder of Golfers Authority Paul Liberatore Esq. has spent the last 7+ years writing about the best golf equipment or instruction from the top golf instructors in the world. He has been a contributing writer for Sports Illustrated Golf and GolfWRX. After graduating with honors from Purdue University, he realized that he had a passion for the golf business and the law. When he's not practicing law, or creating golf content on YouTube, he can be found on his syndicated Behind the Golf Brand podcast both on Apple and Spotify talking with the most prolific leaders in the golf industry. 

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