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Tiger Woods puts Bridgestone Golf balls in his bag, "can hit all the shots now"

Tiger Woods’ most recent comeback looks to be far more confident than his previous attempts in October, and the “vulnerable” play we saw back then looks a thing of the past as he redefines his game with some equipment changes.

While speaking to USA Today’s Steve DiMeglio on the range at Albany Golf Club during a two-hour practice session on Sunday, the 14-time major champion weighed in on how he’s hitting the golf ball at this week’s Hero World Challenge.

“I have way more shots now, because I’ve played way more golf. I only had a handful of shots back then,” Woods said. “And you just saw a session where I hit everything. And I had control of everything. I can hit all the shots now, on call."

Woods’ power also seems to have returned. He said he is carrying his driver 300-310 yards and his 3-iron 235 yards.

On the equipment front, DiMeglio reports Woods is testing a variety of metal woods, but that he has the same Nike irons and wedges from the last tournament (the 2015 Wyndham Championship). Woods has a Scotty Cameron in his bag and he's switched to using a Bridgestone 330S golf balls.

“The golf ball is the most important club in the bag . . . It’s a lot of testing," said Woods, who was spotted testing a TaylorMade fairway wood earlier this month. "But I’m getting my golf stamina back so I can do this.

“If I wasn’t nervous, that would mean I didn’t care," Woods added. "I don’t want to be out there flat. I want to be out here so bad. And now I am.”

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