Tiger Woods has revealed he has consulted with Rory McIlroy over which wedges to use around Augusta. The 43-year-old switched to TaylorMade equipment two years ago after Nike stopped manufacturing golf clubs.
Woods will be looking to end a 10-year Majors drought at the Masters this week and has spoken with the likes of Dustin Johnson and the current world No.3 in a bid to hone his short game in preparation for the unique challenge of Augusta.
The last change I made to my equipment was at the Match Play, when I changed to a lighter shaft in my driver and three-wood because of the problems with my neck,’ he said.
The wedges I’ve gone back and forth. I’ve been picking the brains of the other TaylorMade guys like Rory and DJ, and it took months to figure it out. Asked whether he felt he could win a fifth green jacket, he added: I don’t really need to win here again, but I really WANT to win.
In 1997 I really needed to win because I didn’t want to blow a big lead, like what happened to Greg Norman the year before. And the other one was in 2001, when a win here completed all four majors in a row.
I know I can play the course, and I was keen to see the changes to the fifth and 18th. I played pretty well, but it’s always exciting to be here. ‘The course looks like it’s been here for 100 years, 18 looks incredible. It’s always ongoing the injuries.
To get back in the winner’s circle again, I didn’t know if I could achieve that. East Lake confirmed I could still win, and after what I’ve been through, it was a great way to cap off the season.