What Golf Clubs Does Tiger Woods Use?

Here's what's in Tiger Woods' bag

Tiger Woods' golf clubs at the 2017 Hero World Challenge included the TaylorMade M2 driver.
Tiger Woods at the 2017 Hero World Challenge, using a TaylorMade driver and wearing Nike apparel. Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images

What golf clubs does Tiger Woods play? What other equipment is in Tiger's bag? He's a winner again after his victory at the 2018 Tour Championship. But while Woods was gone during much of 2016 and all of 2017, Woods' longtime equipment sponsor Nike Golf announced it was getting out of the golf clubs business.

So Tiger spent lots of time testing new equipment before (and since) returning to tournament golf in 2018. He signed a couple new equipment deals, too. Let's go over what equipment Woods is playing now in 2019.

Tiger's New Equipment Deals with TaylorMade, Bridgestone

In late January 2017, Woods tweeted the big news: He signed with TaylorMade. Woods wrote, "After several months of testing and all brands to choose from, the choice is clearly TaylorMade. Proud to join the family!"

Woods choosing TaylorMade to replace the Nike Golf clubs in his bag is not a surprise — he was playing TaylorMade woods at the 2016 Hero World Challenge, his own tournament played in The Bahamas about a month before his TaylorMade announcement.

So Woods' bag has gone from being an all-Nike Golf bag to a bag that that now includes TaylorMade woods, irons and wedges, a Scotty Cameron putter and Bridgestone golf balls.

What's In Tiger's Bag Now

Here are the clubs and golf balls that filled Woods' bag at the Farmers Insurance Open, where Woods made his 2019 debut in January:

  • Driver: TaylorMade M5
  • Fairway woods: TaylorMade M5 3-wood (13 degrees) and M3 5-wood (19 degrees)
  • Irons: TaylorMade prototype P-7TW irons (muscleback blades still similar to the P730 irons now at retail), 3-PW
  • Wedges: TaylorMade Milled Grind, 56 degrees and 60 degrees
  • Putter: Scotty Cameron by Titleist Newport 2 GSS
  • Golf ball: Bridgestone B XS

The Newport 2 Scotty Cameron putter is the one Woods used to win 13 of his 14 major championships (all but the first). It is also the only non-TaylorMade club in Woods' bag since Woods switched over to TaylorMade irons and wedges in hand.

At different times in the 2018 season, Woods carried a TaylorMade Tour Preferred UDI driving iron as his only hybrid, but it was not in his bag at the 2019 Farmers Insurance Open.

Tiger's Last Nike Setup

This is the last equipment setup Tiger Woods was using prior to the announcement by Nike Golf it was leaving the golf business:

  • Driver: Nike VRS Covert 2.0 Tour
  • *Fairway Woods: Nike VR_S Covert 3 Wood (15 degrees), Nike VR_S Covert 5 Wood (19 degrees)
  • Irons: Nike VR Pro Blades
  • Wedges: Nike 56 degree VR Pro sand wedge and Nike 60 degree VR Pro lob wedge
  • Putter: Nike Method 001

(*Depending on course requirements, Woods will carry either a 5-wood or a 2-iron, but not both, according to information on his website, tigerwoods.com.)

Tiger's Other Equipment

While Nike is out of the golf clubs business, it is still in the apparel and footwear business, and Woods still has sponsorship deals with Nike for those items. So he will continue to wear Nike products — apparel, shoes, gloves — going foward. Prior to his most-recent injury, Woods was using Nike TW 14 golf shoes and Nike Dri-FIT Tour gloves.

Tiger Woods' Club History

Woods has been with Nike Golf from the moment he turned pro in 1996. However, he hasn't always played Nike Golf equipment. Why? Because at the time Woods turned pro back in 1996, Nike was only making golf shoes - not golf clubs. Nike had to create its golf division in order to woo Woods, and had to staff it and start designing clubs after signing Tiger.

So in the early part of his career, Woods played Titleist golf clubs and balls. The first Nike Golf equipment that Woods put into play in a tournament was the Tour Accuracy TW golf ball, which Woods began using in 2000.

Over the ensuing years, Woods gradually swapped out his Titleist clubs for Nike clubs. For example, Woods switched to a Nike Forged driver in 2003, went back to a Titleist driver, then stuck with Nike drivers for good after trying the Nike Ignite in 2004.

But it was only in 2010 that Woods finally reached an all-Nike bag. He had stuck with a Titleist Scotty Cameron putter, but in 2010 put the Nike Method putter into play. At that point, Woods had nothing but Nike Golf clubs and balls in his bag.