BLACK GOLF CLUB NEWS: You can own the custom TaylorMade irons that Tiger Woods used to carve up Payne’s Valley
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At Tuesday’s Payne’s Valley Classic, golf fans achieved a Tiger Woods first that went largely unnoticed.
For the first time, TV viewers were given a window into Tiger’s golf brain through the lens of Payne’s Valley, a course Woods helped design. Among other things (including the unreal 19th hole), the course showcased Tiger’s flair for the dramatic, weaving in and out of jaw-dropping topography and around daring challenges.
But more than anything, the perfectly manicured fairways and undulating greens at Big Cedar Lodge’s newest course highlighted an ethos that’s carried Tiger for most of his life. Woods’ golf courses, like his game, exist at the intersection of extreme attention to detail and precise execution. An intersection that is evident nowhere more than in his clubs.
You know about the Elder Wand — the famed Scotty Cameron Newport 2 putter that Tiger has used for the entirety of his career. The putter has been in Woods’ bag for 14 of his 15 major championship victories and is so popular, a replica version of the elusive flatstick recently sold for more than $150,000.