To kick off this week’s PGA Merchandise Show, TaylorMade golf made a big splash by announcing that Tiger Woods has signed a multi-year golf club sponsorship contract with the brand. To be clear, Tiger Woods hasn’t made a complete switch to TaylorMade yet. He used a TaylorMade driver and fairway metals at the Hero World Challenge and those remain the only TaylorMade clubs currently in his bag. For the near future, he will still be gaming his Nike irons. Given Woods’ history of being meticulous with his equipment, not using TaylorMade irons and wedges right out of the gates isn’t a surprise.
According to the TaylorMade release:
The eleven-time PGA TOUR Player of the Year will play TaylorMade metalwoods, irons and wedges as part of his club contract, with specific product models to be determined at the conclusion of Woods’ and TaylorMade’s extensive testing process.
What also shouldn’t come as a surprise is Woods not committing to using a TaylorMade putter. While the brand does make quality flatsticks, the casual golf fan knows that Woods was never the same after he abandoned his Scotty Cameron for a Nike putter. So now that he is finally been able to remove the shackles of Nike and reunite with his Scotty Cameron putter, it’s unlikely that he will ever put himself in a position where he feels obligated to a different putter in his bag.