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Woods makes equipment change

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DORAL, Fla. – Tiger Woods made a rare equipment change for Round 1 at the WGC-Cadillac Championship, replacing his 2-iron with a new Covert 5-wood from Nike Golf.

Woods replaced his old SQ II fairway wood to go with the company’s newest model with solid results, carding a 6-under 66 to take a share of the first-round lead.

“The 5-wood that I used is the SQ, so it's, what, three versions ago,” Woods said. “I finally put one in play that I felt comfortable with. I hit it a little bit further, so there's a little bit bigger gap between the 3-iron and the 5-wood but I can hit this 5-wood a little bit higher, so I can actually take something off it and throw it up in the air, which is nice.

“So even though that gap is a little bigger, I still have the option of being able to spin it up in the air.”

Woods used the SQ II 5-wood when he won at Torrey Pines earlier this year.