Tiger Woods begins his 2019 season this week at Torrey Pines, and he will carry some new TaylorMade irons and woods in his bag when he steps to the tee.
Woods posted a photo of his new bag to Twitter on Tuesday, along with the message, “Always fun to put new toys in the bag. Excited and ready to get 2019 started. #TeamTaylorMade #FIO19.”
This year Woods is swapping out his old TaylorMade TW Phase1 irons for a new prototype set called TaylorMade P7-TW irons. GOLF’s Jonathan Wall reported that Woods was carrying the new irons this weekend at an exhibition event at Bluejack National, a new course outside Houston that Woods designed.
The irons aren’t Woods’s only new clubs this year. Based on the photo, he has also swapped in a new TaylorMade M5 driver, along with a 3-wood. It appears he will keep the TaylorMade M3 5-wood in his bag for now. He previously used a M3 driver and 3-wood last season.
His putter is obscured in the photo, but Woods is expected to stick with his faithful Scotty Cameron Newport 2 putter, which he used during 13 of his major championship victories.
No word yet on the wedges and ball the 14-time major champion will put in play this year. Last season, he used TaylorMade Milled Grind wedges in 56° and 60° with True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue S400 shafts, and Bridgestone Tour B XS golf balls. He had that gear in his bag during his 80th PGA Tour victory at the Tour Championship in September.
Tiger chose to make his 2019 Tour debut at the Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines, a tournament he has won seven times. (Woods also captured the 2008 U.S. Open at Torrey.) It’s Woods’s first chance to back up his successful comeback campaign in 2018.