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Now Tigers back at the top and launching some zillion dollar irons, what do we really know about "tour equipment"

We've all heard the rumors, some have been proven, some still linger without any proof one way or another. So what are the best rumors out there that have a hint of truth behind them?

EG. Tiger never played a Nike ball, they were always made by someone else. Proof level 100%  Recently proven in an interview where Tiger stated that Bridgestone have been making his balls for decades. 

Tigers irons are really Miuria - seemed plausible given he never played a stock offering from anyone. Proof level 50:50

Phil really plays a Titleist ball, rebadged. Proof level 20%, a clumsy thick "titlist" shaped sharply marker at last years Pebble Beach or somewhere is not proof. More likely a trial for foresomes at Ryder cup and getting used to different ball.

Rory/DJ/Day don't use Twist face or Injected face, just marked up to look that way. Proof 50:50, because of a radio interview where one of them may have said something about not knowing if it made a difference. 

DJ can act, proof level 0%, we've seen the TM commercials and he's more wooden than a hickory shafted persimmon headed driver!

Phil used a "3 wood" with 9º loft to avoid USGA rules on COR in drivers Proof level, 0% but it's a good thought....

The K-Sig was a Callaway SR2 or Taylor-made Tour Preferred rebadged overrun. Any MSGers know the inside scoop on the ball they made a legend? 

You get the idea... 

My mixed bag

  • :titelist-small: TS2 Matrix Ozik Black Tie XS
  • :callaway-small:Rogue 3W MCA C6 Blue Stiff, + 1/2"
  • :titelist-small:816 19º Hybrid Aldilia Tour Green S +1/2"
  • :mizuno-small:JPX 919Forged 4&5 919 Tour 6-PW Project X LZ 6.0 +1/2" 1º Upright. 
  • :vokey-small: SM8 50º Project x LZ 6.0 +3/4"
  • :cleveland-small:RTX 4&ZipCore 54º 60º wedge Flex +3/4"
  • Scott Readman Concepts IKBII (Google them - they are amazing) 
  • :titelist-small: left dash -ProV1X or :srixon-small: Z Star XV
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This has my attention. I'd like to know what else is out there.

Driver: Titleist 915D3 Diamana White XS
FW: Cobra Fly-Z 16.5 Adila Proto XS
Hybrid: Adams Boxer Proto Gold 19 Adila Proto XS
Irons: Titleist 714 CB 4-PW DG X100
Wedges: Vokey 50-54-58
Putter: Odyssey Versa #7

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JLucks: That's the point of the "Proof level"... 100% means True. 0% means unfounded or proved false, in-between is maybe...Remove stick from posterior and chill. 

My mixed bag

  • :titelist-small: TS2 Matrix Ozik Black Tie XS
  • :callaway-small:Rogue 3W MCA C6 Blue Stiff, + 1/2"
  • :titelist-small:816 19º Hybrid Aldilia Tour Green S +1/2"
  • :mizuno-small:JPX 919Forged 4&5 919 Tour 6-PW Project X LZ 6.0 +1/2" 1º Upright. 
  • :vokey-small: SM8 50º Project x LZ 6.0 +3/4"
  • :cleveland-small:RTX 4&ZipCore 54º 60º wedge Flex +3/4"
  • Scott Readman Concepts IKBII (Google them - they are amazing) 
  • :titelist-small: left dash -ProV1X or :srixon-small: Z Star XV
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I’ll bite.... Tigers signing a ball deal with Bridgestone made sense seeing as Nike’s ball was made in Bridgestone‘s factory. With that said all of Nike’s balls were made in their factory to my knowledge. To say Tiger never played a Nike Ball is 100% true is 100% FALSE! He did play a Nike ball. A lot of different companies’ balls are made in someone else’s factory. That doesn’t mean it isn’t their ball.


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What is in my Bag Boy Revolver

Driver:    PXG Gen2 0811x 10.5* set to small + with a VA Composites Nemesys 55s @ 44.75"

Fairway:  :srixon-small: F85 5 wood with a UST Elements Chrome 7F5 @ 41.5"

Irons: Testing the Titleist T200 irons 4-W2 with Project X LZ 5.5 shaft -1/2" and 1* Up

Wedge: Titleist SM7 56* with Project X LZ 5.0 shaft

Putter:  :scotty-cameron-1: Custom Futura X5 flow neck with a UST Frequency Filtered shaft -1" with a SS wristlock grip

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I like it BlacknGold! Delving in to the murky depths of what's true and what's not! Q: So was it a Nike Ball, made by Bridgestone, or a Bridgestone ball badged with a swoosh? And what's the difference? Did Nike own the design and Bridgestone just put it together? 

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My mixed bag

  • :titelist-small: TS2 Matrix Ozik Black Tie XS
  • :callaway-small:Rogue 3W MCA C6 Blue Stiff, + 1/2"
  • :titelist-small:816 19º Hybrid Aldilia Tour Green S +1/2"
  • :mizuno-small:JPX 919Forged 4&5 919 Tour 6-PW Project X LZ 6.0 +1/2" 1º Upright. 
  • :vokey-small: SM8 50º Project x LZ 6.0 +3/4"
  • :cleveland-small:RTX 4&ZipCore 54º 60º wedge Flex +3/4"
  • Scott Readman Concepts IKBII (Google them - they are amazing) 
  • :titelist-small: left dash -ProV1X or :srixon-small: Z Star XV
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I like it BlacknGold! Delving in to the murky depths of what's true and what's not! Q: So was it a Nike Ball, made by Bridgestone, or a Bridgestone ball badged with a swoosh? And what's the difference? Did Nike own the design and Bridgestone just put it together? 



Correct it was a Nike ball made in the Bridgestone factory. All R&D and patents were Nike.

Now Tiger’s ball was a Nike Ball but was not the same one they retailed or even available to other pros from what I have heard.


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What is in my Bag Boy Revolver

Driver:    PXG Gen2 0811x 10.5* set to small + with a VA Composites Nemesys 55s @ 44.75"

Fairway:  :srixon-small: F85 5 wood with a UST Elements Chrome 7F5 @ 41.5"

Irons: Testing the Titleist T200 irons 4-W2 with Project X LZ 5.5 shaft -1/2" and 1* Up

Wedge: Titleist SM7 56* with Project X LZ 5.0 shaft

Putter:  :scotty-cameron-1: Custom Futura X5 flow neck with a UST Frequency Filtered shaft -1" with a SS wristlock grip

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Correct it was a Nike ball made in the Bridgestone factory. All R&D and patents were Nike.

Now Tiger’s ball was a Nike Ball but was not the same one they retailed or even available to other pros from what I have heard.


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I do remember that Tiger's bal did things no other Nike ball would do.

Driver: Titleist 915D3 Diamana White XS
FW: Cobra Fly-Z 16.5 Adila Proto XS
Hybrid: Adams Boxer Proto Gold 19 Adila Proto XS
Irons: Titleist 714 CB 4-PW DG X100
Wedges: Vokey 50-54-58
Putter: Odyssey Versa #7

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On 4/16/2019 at 5:12 PM, Tsmithjr9 said:

I do remember that Tiger's bal did things no other Nike ball would do.

Driver: Titleist 915D3 Diamana White XS
FW: Cobra Fly-Z 16.5 Adila Proto XS
Hybrid: Adams Boxer Proto Gold 19 Adila Proto XS
Irons: Titleist 714 CB 4-PW DG X100
Wedges: Vokey 50-54-58
Putter: Odyssey Versa #7
 

I've heard, Tigers balls have done lots of things no one else's balls have done... 🐯🐅

Go Tiger next up 16 !!!

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