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 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 piece.

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Sam Tremlett
Senior Staff Writer

A golfer for most of his life, Sam is a Senior Staff Writer for Golf Monthly. 

Working with golf gear and equipment over the last six years, Sam has quickly built outstanding knowledge and expertise on golf products ranging from drivers, to balls, to shoes. 

He combines this knowledge with a passion for helping golfers get the best gear for them, and as such Sam manages a team of writers that look to deliver the most accurate and informative reviews and buying advice. This is so the reader can find exactly what they are looking for.

Sam now spends most of his time testing and looking after golf gear content for the website, whilst he is also responsible for all content related to golf apparel. 

He also oversees all Tour player content as well so if you need to know what clubs Tiger or Rory has in play, Sam is the person to ask. 

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's What's In The Bag: 

Driver: Titleist TS3 (9 degrees) 

Fairway Wood: Callaway Paradym (15 degrees), Nike Covert Tour 2.0 (19 degrees) 

Irons (4-PW): Titleist AP2 

Wedges: Titleist Vokey SM7 54˚, 58˚ 

Putter: Scotty Cameron Phantom X 5.5 

Ball: Srixon Z-Star Diamond

Shoes: G/FORE Gallivanter/Nike Air Zoom Infinity NEXT%/Cuater The Ringer/adidas Tour 360 22