NGN loyal reader Stephen Vang linked me up to The Golf Channel’s post on the TW equipment change, where he swapped out his SQ 5 wood for a new Covert 5 wood.
As the Golf Channel reports:
Woods replaced his old SQ II fairway wood to go with the company’s newest model with solid results, carding a 6-under 66 to take a share of the first-round lead.
“The 5-wood that I used is the SQ, so it’s, what, three versions ago,” Woods said. “I finally put one in play that I felt comfortable with. I hit it a little bit further, so there’s a little bit bigger gap between the 3-iron and the 5-wood but I can hit this 5-wood a little bit higher, so I can actually take something off it and throw it up in the air, which is nice.
“So even though that gap is a little bigger, I still have the option of being able to spin it up in the air.”
Woods used the SQ II 5-wood when he won at Torrey Pines earlier this year.
“The VR_S Covert 5-wood still has the Mitsubishi Diamana BB 103x shaft Woods was using in his SasQuatch 2.
Woods played TPC Blue Monster at Trump Doral’s back nine on Wednesday afternoon and spent time working with the VR_S Covert, as well two different Nike Method putters. Woods also had a second VR Tour driver on the range that looked almost identical to the version he currently has in the bag.”
Photo credit: Nike