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What Tiger will wear to the Masters (if he plays)

We still don't know if the golfer will play at the Masters Tournament, but we do know what he'll wear if he does.

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Tiger Woods' longtime sponsor, Nike, gave CNBC an exclusive first look at what the apparel maker has planned for each day at Augusta.

Kelly Tweeden, Nike Golf's creative director, has worked with Woods since his first year on the tour and said he's one of the most focused athletes she's worked with. That comes through in his clothes.

"He's really specific, he's really detailed and one of the most obsessed athletes when it comes to the details," she said.

Tiger’s Saturday and Sunday wardrobes.
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Tiger’s Saturday and Sunday wardrobes.

Woods has suffered from back problems that most recently prompted him to withdraw from the Farmers Insurance Open in February. He had surgery on his back last year and has either withdrawn from tournaments or performed badly in them since.

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So, assuming Tiger steps out on the famous greens of Augusta National, what will he be wearing? Expect a color scheme of gray, black, white, and of course Tiger's signature red, which he will close out the tournament wearing on Sunday.

Tiger Woods Nike apparel golf gear
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On Thursday and Saturday, Tiger will show his stripes, wearing a polo with racing stripes. The four-time Masters winner will also sport his red, TW '15 Flyweave shoe on Saturday for the first time. Woods is not known for wearing color on his feet because he finds it to be a distraction.

"Tiger will wear almost anything on his polo, but he is very particular with it comes to his line of site when he looks down at the ball," said Tweeden.

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Nike has a studio that replicates the lighting on a golf course to show the designers what their finished products will look like on television against a bright green backdrop.

Tiger’s Thursday and Friday competition wear.
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Tiger’s Thursday and Friday competition wear.

Tweeden said Woods prefers clothing that's soft to the hand, and he is not a fan of rain jackets. To deal with that, Nike created a waterproof coating for his sweater. Woods once mentioned that his hat was putting pressure on his head and giving him a headache, so Tweeden and her team made a lighter, more flexible hat by taking material out of the brim.

"He really knows what his game requires, and he's able to communicate it very articulately. It really helps to have someone who can do that for you," she said.

Rory McIlroy’s Sunday polo could be controversial on the PGA circuit.
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Rory McIlroy’s Sunday polo could be controversial on the PGA circuit.

While Tiger is traditional in his approach, Tweeden said pro golfer Rory Mcllroy is one of the most "open" Nike athletes when it comes to innovation.

"Rory is very open to different ideas," said Tweeden, who added that she's working on designs for him that could even prove a little controversial for the sport.