The evolution of Tiger Woods’ pilot

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Remarkably, this year marks the 30th anniversary of Tiger Woods’ PGA TOUR debut at Riviera. Needless to say, the game (and player gear) has changed a lot in three decades.

For a bit of hindsight, look at the Tiger pilot used in 1992 versus 2022:

It’s almost hard to believe that in 1992, Tiger (only 16 at the time) was averaging 263.3 yards starting in his first two rounds at Riviera. For perspective, event winner Fred Couples averaged 282.5 yards in those same first two rounds of the tournament.

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The question is, how hard do you think you could hit the old 1992 Tiger driver with his tiny stainless steel head and “Tour Gold” shaft?


Cover image via PGATOUR.com

On Frank Fasano

Co-founder of Golficity, host of The Golf Podcast, always looking for more laughs and less bogies.

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