Tiger turning to old driver RANCHO SANTA FE, CALIF. His old Titleist driver in hand, Tiger Woods was picking out targets he had to squint to see at the end of the driving range. nike b stock "Corner of that dirt road those two small boxes," Woods told caddie Steve Williams, pointing to a pair of green, nike duffel bag waist high electrical units some 300 yards away. The first shot was just left of the target. The second was perfect. Woods, who has struggled with his Nike driver throughout the year, planned to return to his old driver and old technology at the Battle of the Bridges last night and perhaps for the rest of the year. "You know why I can hit that shot?" he said. "It stays on the (club) face a fraction longer and enables you to shape it. Just like the old persimmon drivers that guys could move. The new drivers are too hot." Woods used his old driver a Titleist 975D almost exclusively during his practice round Sunday on the Bridges at Rancho Santa Fe and said he might use it during the prime time exhibition with Ernie Els, Sergio Garcia and Phil Mickelson. Nike Golf said a switch was inevitable. "He wants to make a switch," said Mike Kelly, Nike's business director of golf clubs. "We think it's a natural phenomenon for most golfers. Whether you're the best in the world or an nike roshe women average golfer, you go back in the garage and find something you were successful with." In an era of bigger clubs with thinner faces, Woods is going back in time. The 975D is not even on the market except in resale bins. Titleist upgraded that version with the 975J in 2001 and the 975K and 975E this year. For Woods, it's more about control. He is 128th in driving accuracy on the PGA Tour this year, hitting the fairway 64.5 per cent of the time. While the change might be only temporary, it marks the first time he has gone back to old clubs after switching to Nike. Woods continues to use his Titleist three wood, wedges and putter, but uses the Nike ball and irons.