Winner’s Bag: Tiger Woods at Doral

Tiger Woods waits on the 15th hole during the final round of the WGC-Cadillac Championship.

Tiger Woods waits on the 15th hole during the final round of the WGC-Cadillac Championship.

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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.

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