Tiger Woods has changed his driver shaft and loft on his TaylorMade M3 driver at this week's Genesis Open, coming just several weeks after his worst driving accuracy statistic on the PGA Tour at the Farmers Insurance Open.
Woods missed three times more fairways than he hit in his four rounds at Torrey Pines, ranking last in the field for driving accuracy.
"I felt we could all see how bad I was driving it," Woods said, reflecting on finding 17 of 56 fairways at the Farmers.
The solution? A return to an older, stiffer shaft.
"Now that my swing speed's up again, I went back to a shaft I used in 2015 when I played Wyndham," he said.
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Woods has now stuck a Matrix Ozik TP7HDe X-flex shaft in his M3, which he describes as "more stout" than the Tensei CK Pro White 70TX he used in his previous two starts.
The former world number one has also decided to add more loft to his setup.
"It's now three-quarters [of a] degree more loft than what I used at Torrey, but it's spinning the correct amount now," he said.
Woods found eight of 14 fairways en route to an opening 1-over 72 at the Genesis Open.