When it comes to equipment, few players are quite as particular as Tiger Woods. So, when he made a specific request ahead of The Open, TaylorMade's staff had to work around the clock in order to make sure he had what he needed.
If you've had the pleasure of seeing the inside of a Tour truck that follows the players around the world, from tournament to tournament, you will know that they are fully stocked with everything a player might need.
From balls to driver heads, everything is packed away in neat and tidy cupboards, ready for any replacements or club alterations that players might require.
On one occasion, however, the staff on TaylorMade's European Tour truck were almost caught short when Woods entered the truck and asked for some of his short tees.
Revealing the story to Barstool Sports, TaylorMade's tour truck staff only had four tees left that they used to show people, so in a last-minute effort to facilitate Woods' request they were forced to create an in-house production line to shorten 100 tees to Woods' desired length.
One tour truck member recounted the story in amusing detail, revealing that it was all hands on deck to get the 15-time major champion an adequate number of his favoured tees.
Not wanting to disappoint one of their star players, the TaylorMade team worked tirelessly to get the tees ready, and when one staff member asked why they didn't just tell him to push his tees deeper into the ground, he was given two choices.
The staff member recounting the story added:
It's fair to say that when it comes to requests, none carry more weight than those of Woods. Thankfully, the inventive team at TaylorMade were able to jump into action and spare themselves embarrassment on this particular occasion.
Watch the full interview below
Woods hasn't played competitive golf since he was forced to withdraw from The Masters in April, but his new league, the TGL is set to kick off in January of 2024, so fans will be waiting with bated breath to see if he makes a long-awaited comeback in the new year.