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A list of Titleist players who are already using the TS2 and TS3 drivers

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Titleist began its “validation process” for its new TS2 and TS3 drivers at the 2018 U.S. Open. What does that mean exactly? Well, surely getting the approval of Tour players on the new designs is crucial. And judging by the amount of players who already switched into the new drivers at the U.S. Open, that validation process is going well.

Titleist reports that 17 players out of the 35 players in the field using Titleist drivers are using the new TS2 or TS3 drivers, including major champions Jimmy Walker and Justin Thomas.

Below is the full list of Titleist professionals who are using either the TS2 or TS3 driver at the 2018 U.S. Open at Shinnecock Hills.

See what GolfWRX members are saying about the new Titleist drivers here.

Titleist TS2 driver

  • Ben An (9.5 degrees)
  • Lanto Griffin (10.5 degrees)
  • Bill Haas (9.5 degrees)
  • Chesson Hadley (10.5 degrees)
  • Matt Jones (10.5 degrees)
  • Mike Miller (9.5 degrees)
  • Cam Smith (9.5 degrees)

Titleist TS3 driver

  • Eric Axley (9.5 degrees)
  • Rafa Cabrera Bello (9.5 degrees)
  • Charley Hoffman (9.5 degrees)
  • Adam Scott (10.5 degrees)
  • Webb Simpson (10.5 degrees)
  • Justin Thomas (9.5 degrees)
  • Jimmy Walker (8.5 degrees)
  • Richy Werenski (10.5 degrees)
  • Will Zalatoris (9.5 degrees)

See what GolfWRX members are saying about the new Titleist drivers here.

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11 Comments

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  1. Hoosier

    Jun 16, 2018 at 9:07 am

    For the record, saw Spieth using the TS3 yesterday.

  2. Les

    Jun 15, 2018 at 3:02 pm

    Ho Hum… just more eye-cnady bait for gearheadbaters … 😛

  3. Darren K

    Jun 15, 2018 at 12:16 pm

    “Validation” is a Scientific and engineering term that refers to steps in a product or process release. It has nothing to do with player’s opinions and approval. The tour players playing the clubs is essentially part of the release criteria that would have included Factory Acceptance Testing (FAT), Site Acceptance Testing or SAT (which this is essentially) among other steps. The product is completely finished at this point, they are simply real world testing to assure that the expected attributes for the commercially produced hardware are the same as those produced with prototype hardware. Player preference would not change anything about what is released commercially at this point. All of these terms are very specific and comprise what is known as “Validation” or “Qualification.”

  4. Michael Rolton

    Jun 15, 2018 at 11:37 am

    Saw Tiger grabbing a sneaky look at Justin’s driver during round 2 of the US Open?!

  5. Scott

    Jun 15, 2018 at 10:05 am

    JT tremendous

  6. George

    Jun 15, 2018 at 7:29 am

    After hitting every fairway yesterday, shouldn’t we be asking what driver Jason Dufner is gaming?

    Justin Thomas did bomb the longest recorded drive of his career and longest of the field yesterday at over 400 yards.

    • Dr Troy

      Jun 15, 2018 at 7:43 am

      But the wind was howling down on that drive. Cmon now

      • George

        Jun 15, 2018 at 8:14 am

        Dr. Troy,
        The wind was howling for the whole field, still longest of the day from a player listed at 5’10” and 145lbs.

    • Travis

      Jun 15, 2018 at 11:11 am

      If memory serves, Duff Daddy is using the PING G400 LST

  7. Brian

    Jun 15, 2018 at 5:13 am

    I wonder what their driving stats are compared to the rest of the field this week, also new driver stats vs YTD stats for them.

  8. Man

    Jun 15, 2018 at 12:46 am

    So they couldn’t copy the TM/Adams slot, so they just decided to copy TM’s old driver designs. Smart. Not. I still have my SuperTri. One of my all time faves. You can’t pass that design by me, Titty, I know what you’re up to.

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Charles Howell III’s winning WITB: 2018 RSM Classic

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Driver: Titleist TS3 (10.5 degrees)
Shaft: Mitsubishi Tensei AV Blue 65

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SEA ISLAND, GA – NOVEMBER 17: Charles Howell lll tees off on the eighth hole tee box during the third round of The RSM Classic at the Sea Island Resort Seaside Course on November 17, 2018 in Sea Island, Georgia. (Photo by Ben Jared/PGA TOUR)

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