Drivers are still the most beloved and frustrating sticks in our bag. Its normally the toughest to control, we don’t hit it on the screws or straight all the time, but that one prodigious launch splitting the fairway each round gives us hope and pride.
GolfWeek’s David Dusek lists the PGA Tour’s longest hitters and what weapon is their driver of choice. You may be surprised at the results (be aware this was back in February).
The players listed below (with average driving distance) are the 10 longest hitters on Tour this season, and seven of them are using drivers that were not available to the public six months ago.
1. Tony Finau, 329.1 yards
Ping G400 Max (9 degrees at 9.5), with Accra Tour Z X485 M5 shaft
T2. Trey Mullinax, 319.5 yards
Ping G400 Max (9.0 degrees at 7.9), with Mitsubishi Kuro Kage 60 TX shaft
T2. Kevin Tway, 319.5 yards
TaylorMade M2 2017 (9.5 degrees), with Mitsubishi Tensei CK White shaft
4. Luke List, 317.8 yards
TaylorMade M4 (8.5 degrees), with Mitsubishi Diamana D+ shaft
5. Justin Rose, 316.5 yards
TaylorMade M3 460 (9.5 degrees), with Mitsubishi Tensei CK Orange shaft
6. Graham DeLaet, 315.9
Titleist 917D3 (8.5 degrees), with UST Mamiya Elements shaft
7. Ryan Palmer, 315.6
TaylorMade M1 2016 (9.5 degrees), with Accra Tour Z RPG shaft
8. Jason Day, 315.4 yards
TaylorMade M3 460 (10.5 degrees), with TPT Golf shaft
T9. Brandon Hagy, 313.4
Ping G400 Max (9.0 degrees), with Mitsubishi Kuro Kage 60 TX shaft
T9. Gary Woodland, 313.4
TaylorMade M3 440 (9 degrees adjusted to 8.5), with Accra Tour Z RPG shaft
Taylor Made: 6
Something to think about next time you are fitted (yes get fitted!).