What's in Tiger's bag for his latest comeback?

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Has Tiger Woods made any changes to his TaylorMade setup ahead of the Hero World Challenge? James Savage takes a look

It’s the return the 14-time major champion and time for a new Tiger Woods WITB.

So what has changed from Tiger’s last comeback at the same event last year?

Tiger Woods WITB

Well we can see from an early practice round he has stuck with the same 2016 M2 driver he used at last year’s event.

Patrick Reed said he was outdriving him during Monday’s practice round…

There has been a bit of speculation around his irons after he was seen with a bit of a mixed bag a few weeks ago.

At last year’s event he was using his trusty Nike VR Forged irons but he’s switched to a mystery model.

And he has gone with the TGR prototype irons in the Bahamas along with a TaylorMade TP UDi utility iron.

It’s unclear who has made the TGR irons but a former Nike employee believes they were made by Nike despite pulling out of the golf club business.

TaylorMade have said they are working with the former world number one to create a new set of irons.

“Tiger currently plays a TaylorMade M2 driver and M2 / M1 fairways. With Tiger’s return to the game, we have resumed the process of working closely with him on the creation of his TaylorMade irons.

“We’re excited by his return and look forward to a successful future together,” said a TaylorMade spokesman.

He’s obviously been tinkering but has stuck with the Nike VR Forged wedges throughout his latest comeback trail and will be using the new Bridgestone golf Tour B XS ball.

There’s a lot riding this week from a world rankings point of view and we could see Woods make a significant move – even for finishing last.

Tiger Woods WITB

Driver: TaylorMade 2016 M2, 9.5°, (MRC Tensei CK Pro White 70TX)

3 wood: TaylorMade 2017 M2 13.5˚ (MRC Tensei CK Pro White 90TX3)

Irons:TaylorMade TP UDi 18 degree, TGR Prototype 3-PW

Wedges: Nike VR Forged 56˚ and 60˚ (True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue S400)

Putter: Scotty Cameron Newport 2 GSS

Ball: Bridgestone Tour B XS

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