Tiger Woods spotted using TaylorMade woods

The 14-time major champion was seen hitting TaylorMade woods on the range

Tiger Woods Spotted using TaylorMade Woods

Footage has emerged of Tiger Woods practising with TaylorMade woods ahead of his scheduled return to competitive golf at the Hero World Challenge

Tiger Woods Spotted Using TaylorMade Woods

A video has surfaced online of Tiger Woods hitting a TaylorMade M1 or M2 fairway wood at Medalist Golf Club in preparation for his return to tournament golf.

Woods is set to return to competitive action at his own event, the Hero World Challenge on December 1st, and there has been much speculation as to what clubs the 14-time major champion would use since Nike announced it would no longer be making golf equipment.

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Before Woods pulled out of the Safeway Open, it was rumoured he would be playing TaylorMade woods, following speculation that Woods' new company TGR was set to buy the for-sale equipment manufacturer, but this hasn't materialised.

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Tiger Woods' last appearance on the PGA Tour was at the Wyndham Championship in August

Woods played Mizuno irons to win his first major, the 1997 Masters, but it's more likely he'll continue to play his Nike blades and wedges and revert back to his Scotty Cameron putter.

Despite honouring staff players existing contracts, many Nike athletes have already made the switch to an active equipment company.

The most high-profile switch came from world number 2 Rory McIlroy, who binned off his Nike woods in favour of a TaylorMade M2 driver and fairway wood at the HSBC-Champions event in China.

Rory McIlroy Using Taylormade M2

Many other Nike players made the switch to TaylorMade woods that week, including Ross Fisher, Paul Casey, Francesco Molinari and Brooks Koepka.

Another Nike staffer, Thorbjorn Olesen, won the Turkish Airlines Open two weeks ago using a near-full bag of TaylorMade clubs, using everything other than the putter.

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It's not clear if TaylorMade are paying these players to use its woods, but it is certainly bolstering TaylorMade's position as the Number 1 metalwood on Tour.

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Pictures have also been doing the rounds online of a new TaylorMade M1 driver, which appears to have a longer back track to create greater spin and launch separation in the two extreme weight settings.

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Joel Tadman
Technical Editor

Joel has worked in the golf industry for over 12 years covering both instruction and more recently equipment. He now oversees all product content here at Golf Monthly, managing a team of talented and passionate writers and presenters in delivering the most thorough and accurate reviews, buying advice, comparisons and deals to help the reader find exactly what they are looking for. So whether it's the latest driver, irons, putter or laser rangefinder, Joel has his finger on the pulse keeping up to date with the latest releases in golf. He is also responsible for all content on irons and golf tech, including distance measuring devices and launch monitors.


One of his career highlights came when covering the 2012 Masters he got to play the sacred Augusta National course on the Monday after the tournament concluded, shooting a respectable 87 with just one par and four birdies. To date, his best ever round of golf is a 5-under 67 back in 2011. He currently plays his golf at Burghley Park Golf Club in Stamford, Lincs, with a handicap index of 3.3.


Joel's current What's In The Bag? 

Driver: Titleist TSR3, 9° 

Fairway wood: Titleist TSR3, 15° 

Hybrid: Titleist TSi2, 18° 

Irons: TaylorMade P770, 4-7 iron, TaylorMade P7MC 8-PW 

Wedges: Titleist Vokey SM8, 50°, 54° and a Titleist Vokey SM9 60° lob wedge 

Putter: Evnroll ER2V 

Ball: 2021 Titleist Pro V1x