U.S. Open 2019: Check out the Tiger Woods shoes causing a stir at Pebble Beach

June 11, 2019

PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. — It doesn’t take much for Tiger Woods to cause a stir. Crack a joke, everyone laughs. Make a move, everyone follows. Put on a fresh pair of shoes? Everyone notices.

Woods played nine holes on Monday at Pebble Beach before returning to the putting green for some extra practice. A crowd quickly gathered, with more than one asking the question: What are those shoes?

Tiger Woods is wearing a new pair of Nike shoes this week at the U.S. Open.

On Tuesday morning, Woods returned to the practice green before his round, where he worked with Matt Killeen on his putting for a short while, again sporting the same shoes. So what are these mystery kicks? We tracked ’em down — and yes, they’re Nikes.

Woods won’t be playing in these shoes, of course. They appear to be a comfortable pair for kicking around, and he returned to his typical kicks when he went to hit balls on Tuesday.

The sneaks in question are Nike Presto Reacts in a Black/University Red/Phantom colorway. Nike’s description for the shoes is as follows:

“Inspired by the early 2000s original, the Nike Presto React puts an exaggerated spin on an unconventional icon. Nike React foam delivers an expressive look with a lightweight, bouncy feel and a whole lot of personality.”

Nike Presto Reacts.
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The Nike Presto Reacts retail for $120 on Nike’s website, although most sizes are already sold out.

Woods will tee off at the U.S. Open Thursday alongside Jordan Spieth and Justin Rose at 5:09 p.m ET.

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