What Ball Does Tiger Woods Use?

What ball does the 15-time Major winner use? We look here

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What Ball Does Tiger Woods Use?

A player that doesn't take any part of his equipment setup lightly, Tiger Woods has been using the same golf ball for a while now and hasn't shown any willingness to change. Let's take a look at the model here...

What Ball Does Tiger Woods Use?

Tiger uses a Bridgestone Tour B XS (opens in new tab) prototype golf ball after signing with the company in December 2016. It is for players with swing speeds of over 105mph and offers up more spin than the B X with a softer feel. In the past Tiger has spoken about his preference of a spinny golf ball and that is why this model suits him best. Indeed his golf ball actually got an update in 2021/22 and he spoke about it at the 2021 PNC Championship. 

“I’ve been working with Bridgestone’s R&D team on an updated version of my ball since the 2019 Zozo Championship,” Woods said. “The process of perfecting this ball has been really fun. I have tested the new Tour B prototypes at home, and I’m looking forward to putting them into play at the PNC Championship. This event is the perfect spot for me to take the prototype testing to the next level.”

We are yet to confirm the exact changes and updates in the golf ball design wise. 

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Whilst we haven't been able to test out his prototype, we have reviewed the retail version of the ball and it performed well. It’s fast off the face and low spinning in the long game, thanks to the Gradational Compression core and Dual Dimple Pattern, so you get excellent distance and accuracy with a fast swing. It’s soft, spinny and consistent in the short game, whilst it also comes off the clubface slowly (which is what you want for short pitches and chip shots) and grabbed up quickly on the second bounce. The feel was also very nice to putt with, especially on faster greens. One final point to mention is if you are interested in seeing the rest of Tiger's setup, have a read of our Tiger Woods what's in the bag (opens in new tab) piece.

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Sam Tremlett
Sam Tremlett

A golfer for most of his life, Sam started playing the game to prove he was the best player out of his father and two brothers.
He quickly became a golf equipment expert and has always been the one family and friends come to for buying advice, and spends a lot of his time putting golf gear, apparel and shoes to the test.  
He is a graduate of Swansea University where he studied History and American Studies, and he has been a part of the Golf Monthly team since February 2018. He also previously worked for World Soccer and Rugby World magazines.

A jack of all trades across print and digital formats, Sam now spends most of his time testing and looking after golf gear content for the website. He also oversees all Tour player content as well. 

Unfortunately, Sam is not a member of any club at the moment but regularly gets out on the golf course to keep up the facade of having a handicap of five. 


Sam is currently playing:
Driver: Titleist TS3
Fairway Wood: TaylorMade M5 (15 degrees), Nike Covert Tour 2.0 (19 degrees)
Irons (4-PW): Titleist AP2
Wedges: Titleist Vokey SM7 54˚, 58˚
Putter: Scotty Cameron Circa 62 #6