The AP’s long-serving golf writer, Doug Ferguson may have made the trip to Nassau for the Hero World Challenge, or he may have watched Tiger Woods’ Tuesday press conference live on ESPN like the rest of us.
Regardless, he related this anecdote: In a discussion about his equipment ahead of his first tournament action since 2015, Tiger Woods revealed there are two clubs at his Jupiter Island compound he doesn’t allow his children to touch.
One of the weapons: the black Scotty Cameron Teryllium Newport putter he won the 1997 Masters with.
The other: the silver Scotty Cameron Newport 2 putter that he used in his other 13 major wins.
”Charlie [Woods’ 7-year-old son] knows there are two putters he can’t touch,” Woods told reporters. ”They sit next to each other. Touch any putter, do anything you want with any other putter. These putters are off limits. These two … only Daddy.”
After five-plus years with a Nike flatstick in the bag, Woods is returning to the winningest putter in golf. Put another way: After years of infidelity, the 14-time major champ is crawling back to his old flame.