Tiger Woods Tests TaylorMade Mallet Putter

Woods has been seen testing a new putter this week ahead of the Quicken Loans National

Tiger Woods Tests TaylorMade Mallet Putter

Woods returns this week at the Quicken Loans National and may have found himself a new flat stick

Tiger Woods Tests TaylorMade Mallet Putter

Tiger Woods tees it up this week on the PGA Tour and looks to have a new wand in the bag.

The 14-time major winner was spotted using a TaylorMade Ardmore 3 mallet putter in practice, a huge change from his Scotty Cameron.

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Woods' Ardmore 3 appears to be from TaylorMade's TP Black Copper range, the same finish used by Rory McIlroy in his Soto model.

He even has a camo headcover for it and it is fitted with his usual black Ping grip.

Tiger has shown great signs so far this year on his comeback but has struggled on the greens in his most recent events - could a change in putter turn his fortunes around?

It is still not known whether Woods will actually put the new Admore 3 into play this week, although it certainly looks likely.

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If he were to, he'd be keeping out his prized Scotty Cameron which he won 13 of his 14 majors with.

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Check out all the images of Woods testing the new putter here:

 

Detailed shots as Tiger Woods tests a TaylorMade Ardmore 3 mallet putter during practice for the Quicken Loans National at TPC Potomac at Avenel Farm on June 26, 2018 in Potomac, Maryland. (Photo by Keyur Khamar/PGA TOUR)

Woods will be hoping to improve on his missed cut at the US Open in his most recent start.

He currently ranks 89th in the PGA Tour's Strokes Gained: Putting statistic.

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If Woods were to put the new putter into play, it would mean he is carrying 14 TaylorMade clubs for the first time.

Initially after signing with the company in early 2017, he only put TaylorMade woods into play but has added TaylorMade irons and wedges already this year.

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Elliott Heath
Elliott Heath

Elliott Heath is our Senior Staff Writer and has been with Golf Monthly since early 2016. Elliott graduated in Sports Journalism in 2016 and currently manages the Golf Monthly news, courses and travel sections as well as our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages. He is obsessed with the game and currently plays at West Byfleet Golf Club in Surrey. His handicap index floats between 3-5. His golfing highlight is making albatross on the 9th hole on the Hotchkin Course at Woodhall Spa, and he has made one hole-in-one.


Elliott is currently playing:


Driver: Honma TR20

3 wood: TaylorMade SIM2 Max

Hybrid: TaylorMade SIM Max

Irons: Honma TR20B

Wedges: Titleist Vokey Design

Putter: Odyssey White Hot OG #5

Ball: Titleist Pro V1x