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The drivers used by the top-10 most accurate players on the PGA Tour

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What drivers do the PGA Tour’s most accurate golfers use to find the short grass? Now that the 2017-2018 PGA Tour season is behind us, we can do a thorough examination.

First, here’s a tally of what the top 10 in driving accuracy on Tour are using by driver manufacturer.

  • Callaway: 5
  • PXG: 1
  • TaylorMade: 4

But this is GolfWRX, so of course you want to know more. Below is a breakdown of the driving-distance leaders on the PGA Tour in 2017-2018, the available specifics of their drivers, shafts and how often their tee shots found the fairway.

10. Jim Furyk

Driver: Callaway Rogue Sub Zero
Loft: 9 degrees
Shaft: Fujikura Motore Speeder VC 6.2X
Driving accuracy percentage: 69.77

9. Steve Wheatcroft

Driver: Callaway Rogue
Shaft: Project X HZRDUS T1100
Driving accuracy percentage: 69.79

8. Emiliano Grillo

Driver: Callaway GBB Epic
Loft: 9 degrees
Shaft: Aldila NV 2KXV
Driving accuracy percentage: 69.89

7. Brian Gay

Driver: TaylorMade M2
Shaft: Aldila Rogue MAX 65TX
Driving accuracy percentage: 70.92

6. Kyle Stanley

Driver: TaylorMade M1
Loft: 10.5 degrees
Shaft: Fujikura Speeder 757 Evolution
Driving accuracy percentage: 71.20

5. Brian Stuard

Driver: Callaway Rogue Sub Zero
Loft: 10.5 degrees
Shaft: Project X EvenFlow Max Carry
Driving accuracy percentage: 71.21

4. Ryan Moore

Driver: PXG ZZ
Loft: 9 degrees
Shaft: Graphite Design Tour AD IZ-6
Driving accuracy percentage: 71.94

3. Chez Reavie

Driver: TaylorMade M2 2017
Loft: 9.5 degrees
Shaft: Aldila Rogue 60TX
Driving accuracy percentage: 72.09

2. Ryan Armour

Driver: TaylorMade M1 2017
Shaft: UST Mamiya Elements Proto 6F5
Loft: 10.5 degrees
Driving accuracy percentage: 73.58

1. Henrik Stenson*

Driver: Callaway Rogue
Loft: 9 degrees
Shaft: Project X HZRDUS 6.5 62
Driving accuracy percentage: 74.79

*Stenson, as we know, tees off with his beloved 13-degree Callaway Diablo Octane Tour 3-wood with a Graffaloy Blue shaft the vast majority of the time.

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  1. Bruce

    Dec 2, 2018 at 11:30 am

    Need to see the list for the 10 worst as comparison. Also breakdown of all drivers on tour. Then the stats will be approaching meaningful

  2. Matt

    Nov 15, 2018 at 2:12 pm

    If I didn’t know better I’d think this was a list from 2017. All the TM guys are using older models. Isn’t twist face supposed to be an “accuracy” technology? Imagine how straight they’d be with the new tech! Hopefully the sarcasm is coming through.

  3. Scooter6

    Oct 18, 2018 at 10:37 am

    Would like to see a more useful field of pros- top in combined driving proficiency (length and distance). Also, I agree that driver length is a very useful piece of information since most PGA players use a SHORTER than factory length shaft.

  4. Leftshot

    Oct 17, 2018 at 1:19 pm

    EVERY player has a different shaft and a different head. So, this seems like it argues for getting custom fit as opposed to favoring any product.

    Second, since only 1% of us have a 110-130 MPH swing speed, the makes and models featured are even more irrelevant.

    Now you could have made these points and others that would have made this article of some value, but you didn’t.

  5. John Krug

    Oct 17, 2018 at 11:39 am

    10 drivers, each with a different shaft. This article is as useful as telling us the shoe size and width of the shoes worn by each player.

    • Stop whining

      Oct 18, 2018 at 3:19 am

      Stop with the shoe size analogy. You used that on the longest drivers article. Maybe go with hat size next time?

  6. Alfonso

    Oct 17, 2018 at 11:32 am

    Interesting statistics. But not everyone in the amateur world have a perfect swing like these guys. I would like read what shafts are used by the average amateur.

  7. Jim

    Oct 17, 2018 at 9:27 am

    How many wins from these guys vs. the top 10 longest hitters?

  8. GMR

    Oct 17, 2018 at 4:41 am

    Interesting to note that not a single TwistFace on that list

  9. Terry

    Oct 16, 2018 at 10:03 pm

    Its the Indian not the arrow

    • CrashTestDummy

      Oct 17, 2018 at 2:31 am

      It’s the Indian with a well fitted arrow.

      • Steve

        Oct 17, 2018 at 8:22 am

        If you’ve got swing flaws, fitting doesn’t help.

        • Tyler

          Oct 17, 2018 at 11:26 am

          False

        • clueless

          Nov 29, 2018 at 10:42 am

          as jackie burke would say. if a guy doesn’t have a clue, keep him in the dark. at the edge of the driving range. just keep him there clueless and hitting it crooked.

    • Brian

      Oct 17, 2018 at 8:25 am

      This isn’t an article about golf balls (i.e. the Arrow), this is about drivers which would correspond to the bow in that oft repeated, flawed analogy.

    • NormW

      Oct 17, 2018 at 11:36 am

      Agree, but it’s interesting to see their club choice and loft.

  10. Ol' Gaffer

    Oct 16, 2018 at 9:01 pm

    I bet that the 10 most INaccurate players also play the same or similar drivers. If you wanna be more accurate don’t carry a low loft driver… get a BANG 12-14-16º driver and the added loft will defeat your slice and increase your draw height. I play a Ping G2 400cc, 15.5º driver and have a 200-220 yard carry.

    • kapooow

      Oct 17, 2018 at 11:19 pm

      if you don’t got a 275 yard driver carry you shud not be on this forum

  11. West Phi

    Oct 16, 2018 at 8:18 pm

    3-wood is no way near the same as driver for Stenson…Stenson is actually a horrible driver of the tee with driver…

  12. Craig

    Oct 16, 2018 at 4:38 pm

    wow what happened to twist face helping accuracy!!!

  13. Tiger Noods

    Oct 16, 2018 at 3:43 pm

    Interesting to see what the short-knockers use. I’ll stick to Ping or TM, thanks.

    • Brad

      Oct 16, 2018 at 3:54 pm

      Stenson averages 291 yards off the tee, and he almost always uses his 3 wood. Yeah, he’s a real short-knocker…

  14. Kev

    Oct 16, 2018 at 2:11 pm

    More importantly; what’s the shaft length of these drivers?

  15. Tommy

    Oct 16, 2018 at 1:56 pm

    Maybe this article should have been titled, “The drivers used by the PGA Tour’s shortest hitters”. The reason most of these guys are on this list is that they don’t hit it very far by Tour standards. Just sayin’

  16. BMoney

    Oct 16, 2018 at 10:55 am

    I thought Stenson finally got rid of the Octane 3 wood?

    • Jim

      Oct 16, 2018 at 1:15 pm

      Stenson tried to each year with a new 3W that is callaway’s current lineup but inevitably switchs back to the Octane. I read somewhere it is because he delofts the club at impact the extra loft from the 3w helps him. Surprised he never got into those higher lofted mini drivers.

      • Benny

        Nov 22, 2018 at 7:19 pm

        The oem’s want these guys on latest equipment. TMag is the worst and why every two years Sergio’s is a whole new bag. Because many of these Pros are supposed to be playing and promoting certain nrands or lines. Keagan for years played a Cleveland Classic (TI of course). But in any WITB articles it was always a Srixon driver and head cover. He literally carried the Srixon driver with him just in case there was photos. I am suprised the OEM’s don’t get back into disguising the clubs and shafts again. But maybe there is issues with this, who knows.

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