Tiger Woods Signs with TaylorMade

Adam Xiao, Contributor

Tiger Woods will make his first competitive start of the 2017 calendar year at one of his favorite golf courses, Torrey Pines (La Jolla, California). After the Farmers Insurance Open, the former world No.1 is set to play four of the next five weeks with scheduled appearances in the European’s Tour’s Dubai Desert Classic from February 2-5, the Genesis Open in California (February 16-19), and the Honda Classic in Florida from February 23-26. However, he is set to play in these tournaments with new weapons in his bag. Tiger signed a multi-year deal to use TaylorMade drivers, fairway woods, irons, and wedges. It is also interesting to note that Woods used TaylorMade equipment to win the 1994 and 1995 US Amateur titles. Woods will continue to wear his Nike cap (he is still under contract with Nike apparel) and carry a Monster Energy staff bag. Earlier in December, Woods signed a multi-year endorsement contract with Bridgestone to play the company’s golf balls. Tiger will still be using his old Scotty Cameron GSS Newport putter. Woods will play in his first competitive tournament of the year alongside Jason Day, current world No.1 (also Nike and TaylorMade sponsored), and Dustin Johnson (TaylorMade sponsored) at Torrey Pines’ South Course.