Tiger Woods is starting his 2019 campaign at the Farmers Insurance Open, and he’s doing so with a new set of irons from TaylorMade.
At Torrey Pines this week, Woods has put the TaylorMade P-7TW irons into play for the first time. These irons are the first set Woods has developed in collaboration with TaylorMade, who Woods signed with in 2017.
The TaylorMade P-7TW irons are the first irons the company has made to feature the Milled Grind sole. The Milled Grind sole debuted in the company’s eponymous wedges. The Milled Grind sole is created “using advanced surface milling techniques to ensure precise sole geometry, leading edges and score lines,” according to TaylorMade. The idea is to have a precise shape on each, in this case, iron, so they perform as intended from club to club, including in terms of turf interaction.
Woods is carrying Milled Grind through the bag, with 3-iron through 9-iron in the P-7TW irons, per TaylorMade, as well 56- and 60-degree Milled Grind wedges.
The 14-time major champion is also gaming a new M5 9-degree driver and 13-degree M5 fairway wood (built with titanium), both using the Mitsubishi Diamana White shaft.
As it turns out, Tiger Woods isn’t the first player to use the TaylorMade P-7TW irons. Tommy Fleetwood was spotted using the new irons in play at the 2019 Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship last week in the United Arab Emirates.
When Woods won the 2018 Tour Championship last September for his 80th PGA Tour win, he was using TW Phase1 Prototype irons. These blades are the next iteration of Woods’ work with TaylorMade to develop clubs specifically for his tastes.
We don’t know if the Tiger Woods take on the P-730 blades could become a formal part of the TaylorMade product lineup. That means we don’t know if you’ll be able to purchase Woods’ designed set. But, to be honest, most of us shouldn’t even fathom gaming them.