The 2022 PGA Tour season glimmered with the idea of Tiger’s return to competition. But we’ve all learned he’s got more work to do to get physically ready for Tour play. The physical side of competing on tour too often under appreciated. We wish Tiger well in his ongoing recovery to regular competition. His leadership was felt on and off the course throughout the 2022 season. Instead, we watched new stars like Scottie Scheffler, Patrick Cantlay, and Cameron Smith emerge.
With help from PGA Tour and TaylorMade, we spotlight Tiger Wood’s 2022 Equipment. Learn about newly issued shafts for long irons. And learn about nuance changes to putter weight.
Inside Tiger Woods TaylorMade Equipment for the 2022 PGA Tour Season
- Top of the Bag. Driver: TaylorMade Stealth Plus 9 degrees with a Fujikura Ventus Black 6 X shaft. 3-wood: TaylorMade SIM Titanium 15 degrees with a Mitsubishi Diamana D+ Limited 70T X shaft. 5-wood: TaylorMade M3 19 degrees with a Mitsubishi Diamana D+ Limited 80 TX shaft.
In March, we profiled the expanded Fujikura Ventus line of Black, Blue and Red shafts. Throughout the year, these shafts have performed very well in fittings. They provide the versatility and feel to tighten shot dispersion, optimize spin and help golfers pick up distance. To learn more, read our shaft review of Fujikura Ventus Black, Blue and Red shafts.
- Irons: TaylorMade P770 3-iron with a True Temper Dynamic Gold Mid X100. TaylorMade P-7TW 4-iron through PW with the True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue X100 shafts.
The Dynamic Gold Mid Tour Issue X100 shafts were newly introduced by True Temper this year, designed with a more active tip section to provide higher launch and spin characteristics. Previously, the Elevate shafts did just this but with a lower shaft weight. The lower shaft weight rules out the Elevate shaft for higher-swing speeds. Instead of guessing which shaft to play, or worse, requesting/ ordering something off-the-shelf and regretting the shaft choice, schedule a Driver & Fairway Wood fitting today. Get the right golf shaft for your clubs the first time with an expert fitting at D’Lance Golf. There are lots of shaft options to help hone those long-irons.
- Wedges: TaylorMade MG2 56 degrees and TaylorMade MG3 Raw 60 degrees with the True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue S400 shafts.
- Putter: Scotty Cameron Newport 2 GSS prototype.
If you read the PGA Tour article, you’ll notice they highlight Woods’ added lead tape to increase the weight of his putter. Surprise or not by surprise, this wasn’t by trial and error. And there is no specific formula that adding a gram of weight results in a set effect when putting. In Putter Fittings from D’Lance Golf, we evaluate swing path, club types, tempo, launch angles, attack angles and more to help optimize the right putter for your putting stroke. The net results, an expert putter fitting helps golfers sink more putts.