Woods still not keen to pack irons

Updated: 06 December 2007 11:20 IST

Tiger Woods was in south Florida this week to promote new products from Nike, with most of the attention on the driver.

Woods still not keen to pack irons

New York:

Tiger Woods was in south Florida this week to promote new products from Nike, with most of the attention on the driver.

That led to questions about what additional clubs Woods takes to a tournament, particularly irons. He brings a backup putter, wedges, fairway woods and a driver, but no irons.

"I don't really foresee myself breaking any irons," Woods said.

But that's what happened at the Masters last year when he tried to hit his approach on No. 11 from behind a pine tree. The shaft snapped in half when it struck a tree.

It was the second time in two years Woods had to play a stretch of holes without one of his irons. His caddie, Steve Williams, dropped his 9-iron into a pond on the seventh hole of the Ryder Cup in Ireland.

Woods said he brings different wedges depending on the grass and conditions, and he carries a few 2-irons with different lofts. He also carries a backup putter, made by Nike. But his first-string putter is a Scotty Cameron, the only club in his bag that doesn't have a swoosh.

Don't expect that change. Woods has won 12 majors with that putter.



Topics : Golf Tiger Woods
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