Tiger Woods 2006 Open Winning Clubs - Classic WITB

Take a look at the equipment Tiger Woods used in his 2006 Open Championship victory at Hoylake

Tiger Woods 2006 Open Winning Clubs

Take a look at the equipment Tiger Woods used in his 2006 Open Championship victory at Hoylake

Tiger Woods 2006 Open Winning Clubs - Classic WITB

Tiger Woods' 2006 Open Championship victory was one of the most impressive Major wins of all time.

The American famously hit his driver just once all week with the baked Hoylake fairways as he successfully defended his Claret Jug.

Even more impressively, it was Tiger's first Major win since his father Earl passed away, and he let all of his emotion out after victory.

So, what clubs did he use to tame Royal Liverpool?

Woods was still a Nike staffer back in '06 and had a full bag of the company's products, minus the putter of course.

His beloved Scotty Cameron was in the bag that week, just as it was in 13 of his other 14 Major wins - the only Major he has won using a different flat stick was at the 1997 Masters with his Scotty Cameron Teryllium putter.

Woods' driver was the Nike SasQuatch 460cc, with his 3 wood being the Nike Ignite T60.

Woods had the Nike SasQuatch driver in the bag but only used it once during the tournament. (Photo by Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images)

The T60 came out in 2004 and was very forgiving with a low and deep centre of gravity.

(Photo by Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images)

He put the 5 wood away for the week and brought the 2 iron into play like many do during Open week.

He carried his set of Nike Forged Blades from 2 iron all the way to pitching wedge, using the 2 iron to great effect off the tee along with his 3 wood.

Incredibly, he found 0 fairway bunkers for the week.

"When I got to Hoylake I had to decide whether to lay up to the fairway bunkers or try to fly them. They had redone the bunkers and you couldn’t advance the ball. There were some that you had to hit it out sideways," he said.

"By staying with my plan, I think I hit over 80 percent of the fairways utilising a 3-wood and a 2-iron.

His wedges were a Nike Pro Combo sand wedge and a Nike Blade lob wedge.

His ball was the Nike One Platinum TW.

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Elliott Heath
Senior Staff Writer

Elliott Heath is our Senior Staff Writer and has been with Golf Monthly since early 2016 after graduating with a degree in Sports Journalism. He manages the Golf Monthly news, features, courses and travel sections as well as our large Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages. Elliott has interviewed some huge names in the golf world including Sergio Garcia, Thomas Bjorn, Bernd Wiesberger and Scotty Cameron as well as a number of professionals on the DP World and PGA Tours. He covered the 2022 Masters from Augusta National as well as four Open Championships on-site including the 150th at St Andrews. He has played 35 of our Top 100 golf courses, with his favourites being both Sunningdales, Woodhall Spa, Old Head and Turnberry. He has been obsessed with the sport since the age of 8 and currently plays at West Byfleet Golf Club in Surrey, where his handicap index floats anywhere between 2-6. His golfing highlights are making albatross on the 9th hole on the Hotchkin Course at Woodhall Spa, shooting an under-par round, playing in the Aramco Team Series on the Ladies European Tour and making his one and only hole-in-one at the age of 15 - a long time ago now!


Elliott is currently playing:


Driver: Titleist TSR4

3 wood: TaylorMade SIM2 Max

Hybrid: TaylorMade SIM Max

Irons: Mizuno MP5 4-PW

Wedges: Cleveland RTX ZipCore 50, 54, 58

Putter: Odyssey White Hot OG #5

Ball: Titleist Pro V1x