Will Tiger’s new ball propel him to a British Open win?

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Will Tiger’s new ball propel him to a British Open win?

NEWTOWN SQUARE, Pennsylvania - Tiger Woods has switched to a Nike golf ball that has a slightly harder cover and spins less than his previous model, which might explain why he has been hitting his tee shots farther than he has all year.

Woods still uses a One Tour ball marked with a star symbol between the two words. He started using it this week at Aronimink Golf Club, most likely as part of his preparations for the British Open in two weeks at St. Andrews, where the wind is often a major factor.

The world’s No. 1 player often has talked about how he uses one of the softest golf balls on tour, which gives him greater control around the green. This version would be helpful in windy conditions because it spins less.

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