Tiger Woods is putting well in his comeback at the Hero World Challenge, and he is thanking an old friend for helping him.
Woods put in his bag this week the Scotty Cameron Newport 2 GSS putter he used to win 13 of his 14 major championships. It’s a move he made quickly after Nike Golf announced in August that they would be getting out of the golf-club business. How quickly?
“The day that we (Nike) were no longer a part of the hardgoods side,” Woods said Friday.
Woods said earlier in the week that the Newport 2 and the Scotty Cameron by Titleist Teryllium Newport he used to win the 1997 Masters are the only two putters off-limits to his son, Charlie, in his home putting studio.
“These two, Daddy only,” Woods said, referring to those putters.
Dating back to 2010, Woods had been using varying Nike Method putters, but he didn’t win a major championship using a Swoosh-branded flat stick. And now we know he likely never will.
However, Nike isn’t completely out of Woods’ bag. Hardly. He’s using the same Nike VR Pro blades he had been using prior to his pair of 2015 back surgeries that put him on the shelf for 15 months.