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The top-5 longest drivers on the PGA Tour and their driver/shaft combos

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Let’s take a look at what the PGA Tour’s biggest bombers thus far in 2018-2019 are using to launch their rockets.

1. Cameron Champ

Average drive: 315.6 yards


Driver: Ping G400 Max (9 degrees @ 7.9)


Shaft: Fujikura Pro 63 TS (44.75 inches, tipped 1.5 inches)

T2. Luke List

Average drive: 314.4 yards
Driver: TaylorMade M6 (9 degrees)
Shaft: Mitsubishi Diamana White D+ 80TX

T2. Rory McIlroy

Average drive: 314.4 yards


Driver: TaylorMade M5 (9 degrees)


Shaft: Mitsubishi Tensei CK White 70TX

4. Tony Finau

Average drive: 311.5 yards


Driver: Ping G410 Plus (9 degrees @ 8)
Shaft: Mitsubishi Diamana RF 70-TX (45.25 inches, tipped 1 inch)

5. Wyndham Clark

Average drive: 311.4 yards


Driver: PXG 0811 XF GEN2 (10 degrees)


Shaft: Accra Prototype (45.25 inches)

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  1. Steve R

    Jun 7, 2019 at 5:35 pm

    Interesting that Champ plays a Ping driver with a stock Callaway shaft (albeit x flex tip trimmed). I play a Callaway Epic Flash sub-zero with a shaft commonly found in a Ping or TM driver – the Aldila Xtorsion. He’s a little longer than I am…lol… but I found 20 yards with this combo over the stock Tensei CK blue it usually comes with. My other changes were a midsize grip and switch the moveable weight from 12g to 15.5g.

  2. Bart

    May 31, 2019 at 9:50 am

    New to golf here. What does “tipped 1.5 inches” mean?

    • Dan

      Jun 2, 2019 at 9:51 am

      Tipped means the club was trimmed at the tip ( bottom ) vs the but ( top ) to make the shaft stiffer.

    • Dave Bryce

      Jun 3, 2019 at 7:21 pm

      It means 1.5 inches cut off of the tip!

  3. Rich Douglas

    May 29, 2019 at 7:20 pm

    Most players use the best driver they can muster under their equipment contract, so no revelations there. (That’s why the WITB articles are boring–WITB is what they’re paid to put in there.)

    But notice the shaft lengths of the three players who listed them. All three are shorter than the “standard” length (45.5″) found off-the-shelf at your local golf equipment dealer. Like Tiger (44″) and Justin Thomas (42″), they know that making solid, centered contact is more valuable than the added clubhead speed created by a longer shaft. Longer distance and more accurate.

    Yet we see so many people hitting 45.5″ drivers with 9-degree lofts, even though they can’t possibly get the best out of them. Where are these guys? Look in the woods; it’s full of them.

    • Adam Boyle

      Jun 14, 2019 at 8:18 pm

      I would be more interested in the longest drivers on tour who don’t have a club sponsor. Now that would be interesting

  4. Gunter Eisenberg

    May 28, 2019 at 9:59 am

    I thought DJ would be on that list too.

  5. joro

    May 27, 2019 at 2:57 pm

    Interesting, but these guys would be long with Knights from Walmart.

  6. AltaD

    May 27, 2019 at 8:38 am

    Gotta love those Ping drivers! I’ve got a G400 LST and it’s not leaving my bag anytime soon.

    • Deron

      Jun 5, 2019 at 2:56 pm

      G400 LST may be the best driver every created. It does spin more than some others but if you find the right shaft for it, it’s a bomber.

  7. Alex

    May 26, 2019 at 11:35 pm

    Lots of Mitsubishi on the list. Not surprised their stuff has been great forever.

  8. Brooks woz ere

    May 26, 2019 at 9:51 pm

    Why don’t you put the driver tee shots that actually count under pressure and use those stats for this, huh?

    • howdoeshisdictaste?

      Jun 3, 2019 at 6:51 am

      You mean like the shot he hit in the water at the Masters when he had a chance to win?

  9. 2putttom

    May 26, 2019 at 9:01 pm

    PING !

  10. JK

    May 26, 2019 at 5:07 pm

    2 wins among them all this season. I hope Champ can get better with his wedge game and become a top player

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Bettinardi unveils limited Wall St. Fat Cat putter and new ‘To the Mooon!’ headcovers

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Bettinardi has unveiled its latest Hive release: its Limited 1/5 QB6 Wall St. Gangster Fat Cat Putter and its ‘To The Mooon!’ Betti Boy headcovers.

The Wall St. Gangster Fat Cat putter features a completely hand stamped checker pattern across the shoulder and bumpers and intricately engraved T-Hive money bags and gold coins across the Micro-honeycomb face milling.

The flat-stick’s sole features a Wall Street Poison Gangster Fat Cat over a stock graph pattern, smoking a cigar, and the flat-stick is completed with a two-tone gold flame and Tour blast finish.

The limited one of five putter comes equipped with a special, rare tonal red Wall St. Gangster Fat Cat headcover made for this putter only and is paired with an exotic leather Gripmaster grip.

The ‘To The Moon’ Betti Boy headcover is the latest over from Bettinardi and features the Betti Boy riding the rocket to the moon stitched stitch across the front. The saying ‘To the Moon’ is on one side of the cover, with the moon stitched in glow-in-the-dark thread with stars across the cover.

The Limited 1/5 QB6 Wall St. Gangster Fat Cat Putter is available in The Hive today at 8 AM CT, while the Betti Boy headcovers drop today at 10 AM CT.

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WITB GolfWRX Members Edition: FlopShotGang

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Recently we put out the call for our members to submit their WITBs in our forum to be featured on the GolfWRX front page. Since then, our members have been responding in numbers!

Now it’s time to take a look at the bag of FlopShotGang.

*Full details on the submission process can be found here, and you can submit your WITB in this forum thread.*

Member: FlopShotGang

FlopShotGang WITB

Driver: Ping G410 Max (9.5 degrees)
Shaft: HZRDUS Smoke 6.5 70g

3-wood: Ping G410 LST (15.5 degrees)
Shaft: Pro Launch 75 X

Irons: Mizuno MP 20 HMB (3,4), MMC (5-PW)
Shafts: Nippon Modus 120 stiff, Nippon Modus 120 X-stiff

Wedges: Ping Glide Forged (50 degrees) and Vokey SM8 (54-S and 62-M @ 60 degrees)
Shafts: True Temper Dynamic Gold S400 (36 inches)

Putter: Ping Heppler Ketsch (35.5 inches)

Get submitting your WITB in our forum as we’ll be publishing more and more of them on our front page over the coming days and weeks.

Feel free to make it your own too by including some thoughts on your setup, your age, handicap, etc. Anything you feel is relevant!

Share your WITBs here.

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Pros are just like us: Putting practice at the 2021 Arnold Palmer Invitational

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The great equalizer in the game of golf is putting, and just like every other golfer that plays the game, PGA Tour players are always working to improve their work with the flatstick.

Much like the short game, putting does not require brute strength and generally comes down to simple technique and repeatability. This week at the Arnold Palmer Invitational, we spotted a lot of pros on the practice green working hard with all types of training aids trying to improve on just that.

Bryson’s GC Quad meases 400-yard drives and 3-foot putts.

Spieth is always grinding with his favorite Scotty Cameron.

You don’t get to be the 16th ranked player in the world like Matt Fitzpatrick without working hard on your putting.

Kevin Kisner spotted working on core stability

Shane Lowry using the popular “gate” drill

Ian Poulter has been recently searching for a putter—and that pile behind him indicates he’s still looking.

Poulter was even spotted checking in with others around the green

Jason Dufner using the “bellied wedge drill” to help level out his stroke and improve contact.

The Putting Arc is a classic training aid that we continue to see players utilize

The Pelz trainer continues to be one of the most popular tools on tour

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