At this point, every time Tiger Woods tees it up and competes, it becomes appointment television for golf lovers and sports fans around the world. It has been 27 years since Woods turned pro, but few celebrities or athletes have his star power, and it is fair to say that nearly every shot he has hit since he won the 1997 Masters has been photographed or captured on television.
Golf equipment lovers have always paid close attention to the gear Woods plays, from the days when his bag was filled with Mizuno irons and Cleveland wedges with a Ping putter, to today, with 13 TaylorMade clubs and his trusty Scotty Cameron putter.
Take a look at the gear the 15-time major winner has used since 2010.
At the 2010 Players Championship, Woods used a set of Nike VR Forged TW Blade irons. The VR stood for “Victory Red” and carried through most of the Nike equipment line. Frank the headcover was already famous in 2010, but some people may have forgotten that Woods used a Kiwi cover on his 3-wood as a tip of the cap to his then-caddie, Steve Williams, who is from New Zealand.
In 2010, Woods played Nike’s Tour ONE ball, and each of his were marked “TIGER.”
By the time Woods arrived at the 2010 U.S. Open at Pebble Beach, he had been using a customized Scotty Cameron for Titleist Newport 2 putter for over a decade.
At the 2010 British Open at St. Andrews, Woods said that because the greens were especially slow, he was going to use a Nike Method putter. Tiger said the ball came off the face faster. However, Woods switched back to his Scotty Cameron putter before the fourth round.
Before the 2011 Masters, Woods tinkered with a different Nike Method putter that had a more rounded back section. He used it in all four rounds of the tournament.
Perennially one of the best iron players in the game, Woods opted to go with a Nike VR_S Forged 2-iron at the WGC-Cadillac Championship…