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Zach Johnson vs Justin Thomas, Who is the longest?


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#1 bigeasy

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Posted 12 January 2018 - 01:28 PM

I was listening to Zach Johnsons interview after the first round of the Sony. He was talking about about far he was hitting it, his ball speed and the like. So i pulled up his stats for the first round. He was driving the ball 311. Justin Thomas only hitting it 288. Whoever would have thought that Zach could blow it by Justin? not me. Thoughts? I looked at stats of some of the longer hitters and they were averaging 320ish. So long drive holes are usually measured on just a couple of holes, so yes most are hitting driver.

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Posted 12 January 2018 - 01:30 PM

Zach Johnson's alter ego, Dustin Johnson, filled in on the recorded driving holes for him this week.
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Posted 12 January 2018 - 01:34 PM

Kinda shocked tour guys can hit driver at that course...

I’m not that long and rarely use driver there...

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Posted 12 January 2018 - 01:44 PM

On one hole yesterday, Justin was hitting driver and one announcer said I cant believe he is hitting driver and he bombed it over the trees.
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Posted 12 January 2018 - 01:44 PM

Is Justin hitting driver and on which holes vs. Jordan?


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Posted 12 January 2018 - 01:48 PM

Maybe Zach will have long drive of the week, lol.
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Posted 12 January 2018 - 01:50 PM

I'm pretty sure Thomas was hitting 3 wood off the tee on a lot of holes.

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Posted 12 January 2018 - 01:57 PM

Without pulling up their driver ball speeds, I'm guessing JT smokes Zach any day of the week.

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Posted 12 January 2018 - 02:37 PM

Evil Zach be putting spells on his ball like,


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Posted 12 January 2018 - 02:39 PM

That...doesn't exactly look like ball inside there.

run of the mill driver with stock shaft
a couple of outdated hybrids
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Posted 12 January 2018 - 02:46 PM

View Postbscinstnct, on 12 January 2018 - 02:37 PM, said:

Evil Zach be putting spells on his ball like,


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Maybe he can put a spell on Lavar Ball that makes him shut up.

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Posted 12 January 2018 - 02:50 PM

It's the PXGs. Kaboom baby

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Posted 12 January 2018 - 03:39 PM

View PostDr. Block, on 12 January 2018 - 02:46 PM, said:

View Postbscinstnct, on 12 January 2018 - 02:37 PM, said:

Evil Zach be putting spells on his ball like,


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Maybe he can put a spell on Lavar Ball that makes him shut up.

the spell works better if it makes you stop listening
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Posted 12 January 2018 - 03:44 PM

Pheww, Thank god this is about driving distance... when comparing apples to oranges one should be more specific in the title.

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Posted 12 January 2018 - 03:55 PM

JT has a solid 10mph over Zach Johnson, 288 is a 3W for JT


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Posted 12 January 2018 - 04:07 PM

This is a tough one, Caddied on Wednesday Pro Am and had Zach Johnson as our Pro.   I have played the course and he was NOT exceptional Longer than some of the other Pro's that play.  Secondly.  Is the comparison Driver vs Driver or is JT using his 3 wood or less.


The course layout is not necessarily that long to warrant A Lot of Driver usage.

Zach used a LOT of Drivers on Wednesday same with Thursday. So, was JT using Driver as often as Zach was?


I dont think Zach has the same swing speed as JT in my honest opinion.  The lines JT was playing vs Zach was playing to as well as accuracy plays the "total Distance" numbers...


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Posted 12 January 2018 - 04:12 PM

Zachís ball speed was 168th on Tour last year while JTís was 29th. Unless Zach started playing the new M4 and went SuperSpeed Golf crazy heís way behind Justin.

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Posted 12 January 2018 - 04:12 PM

View PostChristosterone, on 12 January 2018 - 01:34 PM, said:



I’m not that long and rarely use driver there...

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That's what she said.  LOL.....  couldn't resist....  :cheesy:

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Posted 12 January 2018 - 04:19 PM

It's that new low-low spinning PXG driver. It's all about the spin :nyam:

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Posted 12 January 2018 - 04:24 PM

He must have set a new world record for landing on fairway sprinklers, or he was aiming at the cart paths.


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Posted 12 January 2018 - 05:36 PM

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Posted 12 January 2018 - 06:10 PM

definitely Zach, if itís on a par 3, and heís hitting driver, and Justin is hitting an iron, and Zach is one tee box up
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Posted 12 January 2018 - 07:30 PM

View Postheavy_hitter, on 12 January 2018 - 04:12 PM, said:

View PostChristosterone, on 12 January 2018 - 01:34 PM, said:

I’m not that long and rarely use driver there...

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That's what she said.  LOL.....  couldn't resist....  :cheesy:


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Posted 12 January 2018 - 07:45 PM

Jimmy walker out drove Johnson by 20-35 yards consistently when both used drivers...

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Posted 12 January 2018 - 07:51 PM

Ummmm what are you smoking?  Some of that legal weed?  :D
Compare their respective ball speeds.


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Their is about 9mph difference in clubhead speed.

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ZJ is one of the shortest hitters on Tour but he is also one of the best wedge players, accurate off the tee, and one heck of a putter.  That's where he makes up for his lack of distance.  Can't fault 2 majors and 12 wins on the PGA Tour but comparing him to JT for length is lunacy.

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Posted 12 January 2018 - 07:57 PM

Who has the lowest score after round 2?

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Posted 12 January 2018 - 08:02 PM

View PostHawkeye77, on 12 January 2018 - 07:57 PM, said:

Who has the lowest score after round 2?
Who had the better 2017?  :D
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Posted 12 January 2018 - 10:00 PM

Always be wary of statistics.

It does not always reveal the total truth.

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Posted 13 January 2018 - 05:45 AM

This thread should have had one reply that said "Justin" before being closed.
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Posted 13 January 2018 - 08:14 AM

Whaaaaat?  Is this a serious question?


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