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This Tiger Woods story about how specific he is about his tees is next-level

It won’t shock anybody that Tiger Woods is very particular about his equipment. Our equipment editor E. Michael Johnson has gotten to sit in on the 15-time major champion testing new clubs and golf balls on multiple occasions, and it’s clear that no detail goes unturned.

Thus, it came as no surprise after watching the below video from Barstool’s Fore Play brand that Tiger is very particular about something that surely none of us even think twice about … his golf tees.

TaylorMade’s senior manager of their tour operations, Adrian Rietveld, shared a hilarious story about his team needing to scramble when Tiger requested some extra tees while at the Open Championship one year.

Watch the video below:

Just an amazing story. Impressive hustle from the TaylorMade team, but more so, it reveals a little-known quirk about how Tiger prefers his tee length to be.


Seemingly, he prefers the lower tee so he can control his spin for more accuracy with his driver. By the way, highly suggest you read these pieces from our behind-the-scenes detailing of what it’s like to watch Tiger test equipment.

Like we said, no stone is left unturned when it comes to Tiger and his equipment.