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SportTiger Woods makes one equipment change for altitude in Mexico City

00:25  20 february  2019
00:25  20 february  2019 Source:   golfweek.com

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MEXICO CITY - After a day of leisure to recharge his batteries, Tiger Woods was back in a new office and making the most of every minute he was on the clock.

"Hell, yeah, it's a lot of work," Woods said Tuesday during a quick nine holes alongside Justin Thomas and Billy Horschel at Club de Golf Chapultepec, home to this week's World Golf Championships-Mexico Championship.

It was the first time Woods saw the course, which rests some 7,800 feet above sea level. It is also the first time Woods will play a tournament in high altitude since 1999. Back then, he finished in a tie for 37th in the Sprint International at Castle Pines Golf Club in Castle Rock, Colorado, which is 6,500 feet above sea level.

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MEXICO CITY – For a second consecutive day, Tiger Woods tinkered with his equipment and the shape of That altitude will make a difference in what Woods puts in the bag. He continued gathering intel Before he left for the first tee, he changed the loft back to its original setting of 9.0 degrees.

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So he spent about 45 minutes on the range with caddie Joey LaCava and Trackman, a launch monitor that examines each shot's characteristics including ball speed, spin rate and distance.

During his round with Thomas and Horschel, he continued to dial in his distances, spent a considerable amount of time on and around the Poa annua greens that he said were bouncy, and got familiar with the layout.

He hit a soft, high cut 3-wood 345 yards on the downhill, par-5 11th. On the par-3 13th, he went full out into the wind with a 5-iron from 235 yards and was long. Throughout the nine holes, he got a better measure of what the ball will do.

"The spin is the same, but the ball stays flat. It doesn't peak," Woods said.

For that reason, he will have a 5-wood in his bag this week instead of the 2-iron.

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TIGER ADJUSTS: Tiger Woods makes equipment change for altitude in Mexico City . DeArmond and his caddie, Treviso Bay assistant Jordan Probably not a threat to make a cut in an event of that stature with a bogey on his first hole and sitting in the fairway of his second awaiting his 14th stroke.

Tiger Woods boosted the loft on his 3- wood from 13 degrees to 15 degrees. The evidence to the benefit of a higher launch at altitude is more than simply anecdotal, too. Trajectory models routinely show a distance benefit that comes from playing at altitude at most launch angles and spin rates, with

"The 5-wood will spin more," Woods said.

All in all, LaCava said, it was a good day's work.

"It's a work in progress," LaCava said. "But he looks good so far."

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