Nov 28th, 2016
Tiger to return with new sponsors
What's on the bag, and which ball will he use?
Words: Tim Southwell Photography: Getty Images
No we know! When Tiger Woods makes his comeback (yes, we will call it a comeback thank you very much!), he will be using Bridgestone golf balls and have a new bag.
And the new bag will have a big fat Monster Energy logo on it, the, err.. monster energy drink.
Having been literally dipped in Nike at the age of 19, it will be something of a curio to see Tiger hitting Bridgestone balls at the Hero next week in the Bahamas, with a TaylorMade driver and then putting his driver back into his Monster Energy bag.
Tiger has already switched to his own TW logo as the focal point of his bag. Coke or Pepsi seemed like the safest bets to bag the bag, so to speak, but it's 99.999% certain that it's Monster Energy. The last time Tiger had an energy drink sponsor (at a cool $100m a year!) it was Gatorade but they pulled out of the deal after Tiger's lady indiscretions were revealed.
Woods, 40, has not played competitive golf since August 2015.
Though this is not an official PGA event, he will be playing against some of the game's best players, including Jordan Spieth and Bubba Watson.
Tiger's Bag Sponsors
Monster Energy wil be Tiger's seventh bag logo. Here are the rest:
Titleist: Ended when Tiger got dipped in Nike in 1996.
Buick: Ended 2009 when Buick slashed marketing budget by 20%. Nothing to do with all that mess outside Tiger & Elin's house regarding several cocktail waitresses and all that...
AT&T: Ended 2009. Nothing to do with all that mess outside Tiger & Elin's house regarding several cocktail waitresses and all that...
Nike: Ended 2016 after Nike pulled out of golf club manufacturing.
Fuse Science: Still live. They used to be into sports nutrition but now make drones.
MusclePharm: This was terminated when the comapny coughed up $2.5m to ternminate after reports that the company was being sued for $65m for alleged breach of contract.