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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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In our forums, our members have been discussing their experiences with Costco’s Kirkland Signature wedges. WRXer ‘LTom’ is intrigued by the wedge set and reaches out for feedback on the clubs, and our members have been sharing their generally positive thoughts on the wedges in our forum.

Here are a few posts from the thread, but make sure to check out the entire discussion and have your say at the link below.

  • Hawkeye77: “I have a friend who got some Kirklands – and as he says, do not call them Costco wedges, lol. He likes them a lot and really doesn’t seem to see any difference from the nice Clevelands he had before.”
  • JackpotJohnny: “I played with someone today that had them. His comment was they work just fine if you don’t need custom grinds or bounce options.”
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  • Stretchr: “I’m enjoying mine so far. Fwiw, I suck at golf but am working hard at getting better. I have hit some great shots with these wedges so far, especially enjoying the 52. I play it very often in full shots, and it has done very well so far. The return policy at Costco is the big winner here; as a newbie, I’ve already managed to bend a shaft on a tree trunk. Easily returned and got new wedges. Not much at risk if you don’t like them take them back. I’m sure there are “better” options, but I like them and don’t know any better about bounce and grind options at this point anyway.”

Entire Thread: “What GolfWRXers are saying about Costco’s Kirkland Signature wedges”

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RBC Heritage Tour Truck Report: Kevin Kisner takes the armlock plunge?

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The tour trucks roll into the Lowcountry and Hilton Head Island this week for the RBC Heritage at Harbour Town Golf Links. With plenty of players who teed it up last week at Augusta National in the field, it’s a combination of finally heading to the doctor’s office for ailments that surfaced prior to the season’s first major and the freedom to experiment before the intensity ratchets up again leading into the PGA Championship at the end of May.

And for those who didn’t tee it up at Augusta, well, this week represents the opportunity to double down and get after it.

Driver and putter changes abound this week, as well as some shaft switches and fresh grooves.

Tune in to this week’s Tour Truck Report.

Titleist

Chesson Hadley switched into a 15-degree TSi3 (A1 SureFit setting) as he works on a push-draw ball flight.

Denny McCarthy is testing U500 and T100 4-iron in a bid for more control on hold shots and tight fades.

Not a Titleist staffer, Chris Kirk is testing an 8-degree TSi2 with a Kai’li Blue Prototype 60 TX shaft.

Some of Vokey Wedge Rep Aaron Dill’s handiwork below.

 

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Cobra

Jason Dufner tested a Fujikura Ventus Black 6 X shaft before ultimately settling on a Project X HZRDUS Smoke Yellow 60 TX for his RadSpeed driver.

Callaway

We spotted Kevin Kisner testing the armlock putting style with multiple heads. Per Callaway, Kisner ultimately settled on a Stroke Lab Black Seven putter with a White Hot insert and a SuperStroke Flatso 17 grip (positioned sideways). We’ll see if it goes into play Thursday.

Emiliano Grillo is testing an Epic Speed DS (9 degrees @8.3, neutral) with a Fujikura Ventus Blue 6 X shaft (45.5 inches, tipped 1 inch).

Dylan Frittelli moved into an Epic Max LS driver.

Apparently, the Top Gun Proto Apex MB didn’t take Mav McNealy’s breath away as he looks to have returned to his Nike VR Blades for the RBC Heritage this week.

Danny Willett is reportedly testing Mitsubishi Diamana Kai’li White in his fairway woods.

Matt Wallace tested a number of Toulon putters and an Odyssey 2-Ball Ten.

Cleveland/Srixon

William McGirt tested a Graphite Design Tour AD DI in his 5-wood.

TaylorMade

Tommy Fleetwood was testing a Mitsubishi Tensei 1K Pro White shaft as well as multiple putters. He’s in a 9-degree SIM2 driver and 15-degree SIM2 3-wood.

Doc Redman is gaming the TP5 2021 ball.

Harry Higgs put the 2021 TP5X in play as well as an MG2 wedge (60 degrees).

Bobby Mac, Robert MacIntyre, has a SIM UDI 2-iron in play.

Non-staffer Daniel Berger is in a SIM driver (9 degrees).

PXG

Zach Johnson has a new Graphite Design Tour AD DI 6 X shaft in his driver.

Hudson Swafford was spotted testing what we’re calling PXG Gen4 ST irons.

Free agents/Others

Matt Kuchar continues testing the reverse armlock putting style.

Brandt Snedeker was spotted with Miura CB-301 irons.

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