Tiger Woods is preparing to make his return to competitive golf in early December at his Hero World Challenge in the Bahamas. And it looks like Woods is putting some new clubs through the paces as he tries to make up what's in his bag post-Nike Golf.
It appears that bag may well have TaylorMade equipment in it, as Woods was spotted hitting TaylorMade M series fairway woods on the range at his Medalist Golf Club in Florida (via @TWFans on Twitter).
Of course, Woods hitting balls on the range and looking comfortable is new is and of itself. However, there will be just as much intrigue in the clubs Woods chooses to put into play when he returns inside the ropes as his initial performance.
There have been reports Woods was the public face of a private equity group pursuing a purchase of TaylorMade from adidas AG, its current owner. Since that initial reporting, adidas is yet to announce if it has sold the company and, if so, to what entity.
No matter what happens with the sale of TaylorMade (as well Adams Golf and Ashworth), it seems the TaylorMade M family of drivers and metalwoods has been a common choice for Woods and some of his buddies. Brooks Koepka and Rory McIlroy have gone into the M2 family from Nike Golf, and it would seem Woods is considering such a move himself.