Tiger Woods tested some different Nike VR Tour drivers on Wednesday afternoon.
It’s easy to pick out Bubba Watson’s golf bag in a crowd — just look for Little Bubba!
Watson uses a set of Ping S59 irons along with a Tour-S gap and sand wedge. He recently switched to Ping’s Tour Wedge with Gorge Grooves in his 60 lob wedge.
Bubba Watson’s putter, a Ping Milled Anser 1, has a unique finish that creates pink and purple reflections in sunlight.
Robert Garrigus’ Odyssey beach-themed putter headcover seems at home in Florida as it does in California.
Steve Stricker practiced Monday using a set of Titleist 710AP2 irons and Vokey Design Spin Milled wedges.
Super Stroke grips are not just big, now they’re colorful too.
Scotland’s Stephen Gallacher uses a set of TaylorMade Tour Preferred MB irons.
Jason Day has a full complement of TaylorMade ATV wedges.
Several TaylorMade staff pros, including Jason Day and Dustin Johnson, will have special front panels on their golf bags this week to promote the new RocketBallz Stage 2 fairway woods.
Justin Rose, who spent a lot of time on the practice green Tuesday, stuffed four different putters in his bag.
Chris Wood, who won the European Tour’s Commercial Bank Qatar Masters in January, has a Titleist 735 CM 2-iron, a Mizuno MP-64 3-iron and Mizuno MP-69 mid- and short irons in his bag at Doral.
Scott Jamieson, the winner of the Nelson Mandela Championship in South Africa in December, will be using a set of Nike VR Pro Combo irons this week.
Nick Watney switched to a set of Nike VR Pro Combo irons after he signed an endorsement deal with the company before the start of the 2013 season.
Gee … it must have taken a long time to complete the stamp work and paint fill on the back of Brandon Grace’s Callaway X Forged wedge.
Paul Lawrie did some wood testing on Monday, but the Scot is set with his Wilson FG Tour irons and Wilson FG Tour Traction Control wedges.
Steps away from a new fountain that was installed after Donald Trump purchased the Doral Resort and Spa last year, Padraig Harrington grooved his putting stroke Monday afternoon using a TaylorMade Daddy Long Legs putter.
Scott Piercy adds weight to his Titleist 690MB irons and Vokey Design SM4 wedges.
Rory McIlroy is using a Nike VR Pro Combo 2-iron, along with his VR Pro Blades this week at Doral.
Tucked behind his Titleist 712AP2 irons, Jason Dufner’s Vokey Design SM4 wedge is covered with stamped DUFs.
Luke Donald plays Mizuno’s MP-64 irons and MP-T4 wedges. His arsenal also includes a TaylorMade RocketBallz driver, a RocketBallz Stage 2 3-wood and a Mizuno JPX-825 hybrid.
Jim Furyk’s Callaway X Forged irons gleam under the South Florida sun.
There were plenty of Callaway X Hot and X Hot Pro drivers and fairway woods available for pros to try on the range.
Martin Kaymer’s venerable TaylorMade RAC TP Forged irons are watched over by his equally venerable tiger and beaver headcovers.
Webb Simpson, the defending U.S. Open champion, plays a set of Titleist 712AP2 irons.
Ian Poulter recently switched to Cobra’s new AMP Cell Pro irons.
With a final round 71, Tiger Woods held off Steve Stricker by two strokes and claimed victory Sunday at the WGC-Cadillac Championship at Doral. He used the following Nike equipment to earn his 76th PGA Tour title:
Driver: Nike VR Tour (8.5 degree) with a Graphite Design DI 6X shaft
Fairway woods: Nike VR Pro Limited Edition (15 degree); Nike VR_S Covert (19 degree) with Mitsubishi Diamana Blue Board 103X shafts
Irons: Nike VR Pro Blades (3-PW) with True Temper Dynamic Gold X100 shafts
Wedges: Nike VR Pro (56, 60 degree) with True Temper Dynamic Gold X100 shafts
Putter: Nike Method 001
Ball: Nike One Tour D
According to Nike, Tiger Woods added the VRS Covert 5-wood this week after testing the club at home and on the course at Doral on Wednesday. Woods had been using a Nike SQ II 5-wood (19 degree) since 2007 with the same shaft, a Mitsubishi Diamana Blue Board that can be found in his new club.
On Thursday, Woods said during his post-round press conference, “The 5-wood that I use is the SQ, so it’s, what, three versions ago. This one they made was a little deeper faced, which is very similar to what I had, and something where I could get it out there, which is nice.”
On the performance difference between the old fairway wood and his new Covert, Woods said, “I hit it a little bit further, so there’s a little bit bigger gap between the 3 iron and the 5 wood, but I can hit this 5 wood a little bit higher, so I can actually take something off it and throw it up in the air, which is nice. So even though that gap is a little bigger, I still have the option of being able to spin it up in the air.”
Nike also says that Woods tested some back-up Method putters on the course Wednesday but continued to use the 001 he’s been playing.