Tiger testing different shafts for his driver


Tiger Woods is not much of a tinkerer, which is to say he will never be mistaken for the likes of Bob Estes or Steve Flesch. But the world No. 1 seemed to be busy last week testing shafts for his Nike SQ Dymo driver.
On Thursday at Quail Hollow, the TW sweepstakes seemed to go to newcomer Oban Composites, a Glenview, Ill.-based company. Woods, who had played Mitsubishi’s Diamana White shaft through the Masters, used a prototype shaft from Oban called the Mach4 on his way to an opening-round 65.
On Oban's website, the Mach4 is said to deliver a low- to mid-launch and low spin for a more piercing ball flight.
'It's exactly the same weight, just a different company,' Woods said on Thursday of his new shaft.