New Tiger Woods TGR prototype irons spottedOctober 11, 2017 Golf Equipment
Is this another sign that Tiger Woods is making his way back to competitive golf?
Tiger Woods has been swinging golf clubs again which is great news for fans of the 14-time major champion.
But some new clubs have also been spotted in his bag which has set the rumour mill running on what they are and who has made them for him.
The 41-year-old took part in a clinic for his TW Foundation at Monterey Peninsula Country Club where he was hitting balls alongside Kevin Chappell.
The club’s director of instruction Kevin Roman took some pictures of Woods’ equipment which revealed a new bladed iron simply stamped with TGR.
— Kevin Roman (@kevinromangolf) October 10, 2017
Woods signed a club deal with TaylorMade in January 2017 and claimed he would be working with the company to develop some new blades.
But it’s unclear whether or not these are models he has been working on with TaylorMade or another side-project.
TaylorMade have recently created the Rors and Rose Proto bladed irons – released to general sale as the P730 – which have a different look to the ones spotted in Tiger’s bag.
They do look quite similar to the Nike VR Forged irons which Tiger played before his back injuries began to take their toll.
Tiger actually used a combo of Mizuno MP-14 and MP-29 irons when he won the Masters in 1997 which have obviously influenced the design of future models created for him to use.
We can still see some Nike wedges in Tiger’s bag – quite rare to spot Nike clubs in tour players’ bags these days – and there’s a mix of the TaylorMade PSi and UDi irons on the go.
We’re guessing there’s still a TaylorMade M2 driver and 3-wood underneath those headcovers.
Tiger, if you’re reading this, please keep those headcovers on for now let’s just take it easy yeah?
We hope this isn’t another false dawn as Tiger looks to regain full fitness and we’d love to be reporting what gear he’s using in competitive tournament play…