Recently, Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy, Scottie Scheffler, Collin Morikawa and Tommy Fleetwood all hit the driving range together to test out some new clubs for TaylorMade.
Being the smart people that they are, TaylorMade set up a camera and just let it roll while these guys shot the bull as they warmed up.
For example, at one point Tiger Woods was sorting through the clubs in a bag looking for the iron that is “his.”
Collin Morikawa, who was there watching him and was a little mystified because why would Tiger have a different iron than the rest of them, asked “What, you have a different head?”
“Yeah, there’s no, um, coating on it,” the GOAT replied.
“Just for… why?” a puzzled Morikawa then asked. “What does that do?”
“More spin,” Tiger replied.
“More spin?” Morikawa asked. “So do you just do it on your 60?”
“56 and 60,” Woods explained.
Just think about that for a moment.
Tiger Woods knew something about golf clubs that five-time PGA Tour winner and two-time Major winner Collin Morikawa did not.
That’s why he’s the GOAT.
It’s also why Tiger Woods does something on the range, and the course, that when he is hitting the ball well, not even 2022 Masters champion Scottie Scheffler does.
“Hey. What’s up with the no divots?” Scheffler asked Woods at one point during the session.
“What?” Tiger replied, confused by the question before realizing what Scottie was asking.
“Why do you take a divot?” Woods then asked Scheffler.
“I don’t know. I’m asking you,” Scheffler replied. “Do you do that always when you warm up?”
“If I’m swinging well, I don’t take divots,” Tiger explained.
“You always do it like that or just practice?” a stunned Scheffler followed up. “Have you always been like that or just practicing?”
“No, when I’m flushing it, I don’t take divots. It just is what it is.”
So, at least twice during this range session, Tiger Woods did and/or knew things that two of the best golfers in the entire world did not even know about.
Needless to say, golf fans were loving it.
— LinksNation (@LinksNation) May 12, 2023
“Tiger about to have everyone hitting hossle rockets this summer after this,” another fan tweeted.
At this point in the conversation, Scottie became skeptical of Tiger being a human. pic.twitter.com/YV07hUR3gi
— Layne Jones (@Coach1173) May 11, 2023
“I saw or read an interview with Darren Clarke. He said the same thing,” another fan pointed out. “He was floored. Tiger walks up ‘hey, Darren’ hits 50 balls, zero divots. He said he was blown away by that lol.”
scottie was shooketh
— Carlo Gambino (@CaicoNotGeico) May 11, 2023
He should be.