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As he prepares to play his second tournament of 2020, Tiger Woods met the media yesterday ahead of the Genesis Invitational.

However, one of the most interesting takeaways from it came not from the words that came out of his mouth but the watch that was on his wrist.

Woods was wearing a Rolex Deepsea D-Blue, a 2018 timepiece from the iconic ‘Crown’.

Its retail price? Around $12,000, which, for a Rolex, is about average. Compare and contrast that with the $35,000 Rolex Everose Sky-Dweller 326935 price, as worn by Brooks Koepka.

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Woods has been a Rolex brand ambassador since 2011, having previously had a watch deal with Tag Heuer. 

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A keen scuba diver, the Deepsea models have long appealed to him.

“I like the fact that I’m able to wear my watch in all different types of environments and with all different types of outfits and not have to worry about it,” he has previously said. “Wherever I’m going, it’s going. Whatever I’m doing, it’s doing. It’s literally been around the world close to ten times.”

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The Deepsea D-Blue was first introduced in 2014 but was updated in 2018. It’s the newer version that Woods has been wearing.

It has also become something of a lucky charm. He had it on his wrist at the trophy presentation following his last three victories: the 2018 Tour Championship, as well as The Masters and ZOZO Championship last year.


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Michael McEwan is the Deputy Editor of bunkered and has been part of the team since 2004. In that time, he has interviewed almost every major figure within the sport, from Jack Nicklaus, to Rory McIlroy, to Donald Trump. The host of the multi award-winning bunkered Podcast and a member of Balfron Golfing Society, Michael is the author of three books and is the 2023 PPA Scotland 'Writer of the Year' and 'Columnist of the Year'. Dislikes white belts, yellow balls and iron headcovers. Likes being drawn out of the media ballot to play Augusta National.

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