Tiger Woods using new TaylorMade GAPR at Carnoustie


Not long after TaylorMade introduced their latest GAPR family of clubs - Tiger Woods put one in his bag during practice rounds at The Open. 

Tiger, who is aiming to win his 15th major title at Carnoustie this week, might just be substituting his regular Tour Preferred UDI 2-iron for TaylorMade's new GAPR Lo.

Given that this is the first week GAPR clubs are even available on tour it seemed an unlikely move, but Tiger added the Lo to his bag earlier in the week - taking a few degrees off his usual club. 

"Yeah, I did put a new 2 iron in play this week," Woods said when asked about the GAPR.

"I went down in loft from my normal 2 iron. My normal 2 iron is about 20 degrees. I bent this one down about 17. So I took a few degrees off of it, just trying to be able to have the ability to chase one down there.

The Lo GAPR, which has a driving iron shape and is the smallest of the three models, features a low-forward CG for extreme distance with a mid-to-low trajectory - and for Tiger, it's a good way to have what he calls a 'driving club' on the course. 

"I still carry it about the same. It goes 245, 250 yards in the air, but it gets to its final destination much differently. Obviously, it rolls out whereas mine back home, I've generally liked having it 20 degrees because I can hit the ball into the par 5s as an option. This one's not really designed for hitting the ball in the air to par 5s as an option. It's more of a driving club.

"I haven't really been able to use it that many times out here because I'm hitting my other irons so far because of the conditions, but if it softens up, it could be a good club. If it doesn't soften up, then I might just add a degree to it and keep it a little softer and not have it so hot."

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