Jamie Kennedy
By Jamie Kennedy

Two weeks after putting a new red-headed Nike driver in his bag Tiger Woods, dressed in Sunday red, strolled to a seven shot victory at the WGC Bridgestone Invitational.

Woods converted to the Nike VR_S Covert Tour driver at The Open Championship. Whilst he only used it a handful of times around Muirfield, he showed why he made the change two weeks later at Firestone Country Club.

Woods win his 5th title of 2013 and his 18th WGC title in just 42 career WGC starts Sunday, winning by seven shots over Henrik Stenson. Having played just 8 competitive rounds with his new driver, banking $1,749,377, Tiger has effectively won $218,672 per round with the VR_S Covert Tour in his bag.

Tiger Woods and his new Nike VRS Covert Tour Driver

For the week, he ranked 6th in the field in driving distance (315.1 yards) and T11th in driving accuracy (62.5%), both above his season averages.

Tiger had been using his previous Nike VR Pro driver for over three years, but joined fellow Nike players Rory McIlroy, Nick Watney, Kyle Stanley and Francesco Molinari by putting the new Covert driver in his bag.

Although reports claim the driver Tiger is using is in fact a third or fourth generation model of the VR_S Covert Tour model, it appears to be very similar to the current model without the adjustable hosel design. His 9.5 degree version is paired with a Mitsubishi Diamana White Board 73X shaft.

Tiger Woods and his new Nike VRS Covert Tour Driver

Obviously the world No.1 doesn't require the need to adjust his driver when he has an army of Nike engineers on the Nike Tour Van ready to tweak any of his clubs.

Woods victory Sunday was also his second victory in his new Nike TW'14 shoes.

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