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Tigers Great Shaft Experiment a bust

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So much for the 'Great Shaft Experiment' with Tiger Woods and his driver. Woods played a prototype shaft from Oban called the Mach4 during the first round of last week's Quail Hollow Championship, but was back with the Mitsubishi Diamana White shaft by tournament's end.
Woods finished alone in fourth place at 9-under par, two shots back of winner Sean O'Hair. For the week, he hit just 44.6 percent of his fairways, although he hit only 36 percent during an opening-round 65.
'The other shaft did not quite work out for me,' said Woods during Monday's U.S. Open Media Day teleconference. 'It wasn't what I was looking for. It felt good during the practice round but in the tournament, I didn't quite have the same feel for it, so I went back to my old driver on the weekend. I hit it a little bit better. But still, this driver has done pretty well, and that's the one I'll continue working with and hopefully get my swing organized.'