Tiger Woods: My new TaylorMade putter will help me at The Open

Woods believes his new TaylorMade mallet putter will work wonders on Carnoustie's slower greens.

Andy Roberts's picture
Tue, 17 Jul 2018

Tiger Woods believes his new TaylorMade TP Ardmore 3 mallet putter is a perfect fit for Carnoustie's slower greens at The Open Championship this week. 



Woods recently switched putters at The National two weeks ago, dramatically turning his fortunes around on the green from ranking outside the top 100 in strokes-gained putting to inside the top 10. 

Despite rumour Woods will soon move back into his former Scotty Cameron blade that he won 13 of his 14 previous majors with, the former world number one is sticking by his new mallet-style putter as he feels it will suit his game on Carnoustie's slower than normal greens.

"To be honest with you, I’ve struggled on slower greens throughout my entire career," said Woods.

"So for me, it’s going to help on these greens, for sure."

To combat the slower greens, Woods usually applied a strip of lead tape to his putter.

But this heavier model of putter doesn’t need the extra weight, and the grooves on the putter face allow the ball to get rolling faster and hotter.

"You don’t necessarily have to do that with the grooves,” he said of the lead tape. “When I putted with the Nike putter, I didn’t have to put lead tape on the putter to get a little more weight to it. I could just leave it just the way it was. This is the same type."