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Woods pleased with new driver

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THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. – Usually, Tiger Woods will test a club for a while before finally putting it into the bag. This week, though, he was given the new Nike VRS Covert 2.0 driver on Tuesday and used it throughout the week at the Northwestern Mutual World Challenge – often with successful results.

“I thought I drove the ball great this week,” he said. “You know, I found a nice driver this week, and very pleased at the changes that I found in that driver. And you know, I think changing the shaft really made a big difference there.”

For the week, he hit 39 of 52 fairways (75 percent), good for sixth in the field.

“I'm very pleased to find something off the tee there. As I said, I think that shaft change, obviously it's a new head, but it's about the same feel-wise. The shaft has definitely made a big difference.”