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New 2021 Titleist Drivers TSi3 & TSi2 and Fairway Woods (UPDATED with in-hand photos)

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New Titleist TSi2 and TSi3 Drivers and Fairways woods for 2021 spotted on the PGA Tour this week. After a great deal of speculation around how the new Titleist woods line would continue to build on the great strides the TS series took, we now have official visual confirmation.

The Titleist TSi Series will be kicked off with TSi3 and TSi2 models for late 2020 into 2021 in both drivers and fairway woods, and it is not a stretch to believe that they will fall closely in line with previous TS2 and TS3 segmentation.

*Updated with in-hand photos from the Safeway Open

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Titleist TSi2 driver

Titleist TSi3 driver


The new Titleist’s TSi drivers and fairway woods are here! And by “here,” I mean we have preliminary images as found on the USGA conforming drivers list. (USGA images below, featured image c/o Titleist)

We have reached out to Titleist and have no official comment yet, but based on the images and our knowledge of previous models, we can draw some conclusions based on the visual elements and markings—including the fact that the new TSi3 will have an external sliding weight track—the first time a sliding weight has been built into a Titleist wood.

Titleist TSi Series (speculated) technology

Although we can only see the sole of the new drivers, there are some design points that allow us to make strong assumptions on the new products, including the adjustable tip being used is the same as in previous generations.

Titleist TSi2 Driver

The TS2 driver has been a big hit for golfers whose natural swing dynamics create mid-to-lower spin, and the TSi2 looks to continue to fit into this category with a single adjustable weight in the rear of the club.

The big tell appears to be a lot of mass positioned low and in the middle of the sole – based on the graphics/visual technology represented in the available images. I would expect the next steps to be a lighter and/or stiffer crown and an improved shape to boost MOI—potentially making the “i” in “TSi” stand for “improved.”

The last part of the ‘improvement” is most likely a new face design to help increase ball speeds on mishits, which leads me down another speculation path: The “i” could stand for “intelligent,” and Titleist will be selling an AI (artificial intelligence) story, but based on Callaway’s success in that department, I highly doubt it.

TSi2 Fairway wood

The TSi2 fairway appears to fall in with the TSi2 driver with centralized mass and adjustable rear weight. Since fairway wood technology is being advanced as quickly as drivers, I would expect to see an improved face paired with an overall lighter frame.

As for continued technology, the woods will have ARC (Active Recoil Channel), and what looks to be the same hosel sleeve.

Titleist TSi3 Driver

The TSi3 looks to be the big kahuna, with Titleist pulling out all the stops by adding both an adjustable and sliding rear weight.

The 2018 TS3 was a driver designed to help lower spin and help players fine-tune ball flight with adjustable CG. The TSi3 is taking it further by moving that adjustability to the perimeter of the head to create greater CG movement and higher MOI. We have seen this very rear-positioned mass on a number of recent releases, including Cobra, TaylorMade, and the upcoming new Ping G425.

The reason we are seeing these similar design trends is thanks to physics and finite element analysis, which is “a computerized method for predicting how a product reacts to real-world forces, vibration, heat, fluid flow, and other physical effects.” Golf club engineers are smart people, and they are always pulling levelers in an attempt to maximize a club’s potential based on available technology and manufacturing methods. It’s the same reason we are seeing super-car designs in relation to aerodynamics become more homogenized because of the goal to achieve aerodynamic perfection.

*Update: Photos of the TSi3 driver from Ian Poulter on Instagram

Like with the aforementioned TSi2 I would expect to hear more about weight savings from the removed weight housing of the TS3, which will boost the TSi3 MOI along with an updated face designed to maximize ball speed.

The last note is on the overall shape. Compared to the 2018 TS3, the new TSi3 looks to be smaller front to back and shorter heel to toe. In a way, its shape makes it look like the previous TS3 and TS4 had a bit of a baby and it could also mean that Titleist has no plans to possibly expand the line if they have achieved in getting the spin low enough in the TSi3. Obviously, that is a big bit of speculation, but one we should consider under the circumstances.

Titleist TSi3 Fairway Wood

The visual technology seems pretty self-explanatory for the TSi3 fairway woods with a compact shape paired with an adjustable forward weight to help control launch and lower spin. The weight looks BIG, and this most likely means engineers have shaved a lot of mass around the head to help centralize mass in the sole.

Fairway woods already go a very long way, and if Titleist has figured out a way to make their new ones go farther and straighter, then that’s a winning combination.

Like the TSi3 fairway, the patented ARC is behind the face and should help with lower face strikes too.

Conclusion

This release from Titleist is going to be interesting to follow since the entire TS series from Titleist was such a huge success. We don’t have information on the retail dates, but Titleist has generally stuck to a late fall schedule after the tour seeding process initially conducted on the PGA Tour, so with these now on the USGA list we can expect tour seeding to begin shortly.

Fairway wood lofts on the USGA conforming list

TSi2: 13.5, 15, 16.5, 18, 21 in RH and LH
TSi3: 13.5, 15, 16.5, 18 (RH)
13.5, 15, 16.5 LH

To see what other golfers are saying about the speculated Titleist TSi drivers and fairways, check out the GolfWRX Forums and join the discussion.

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Ryan Barath is a club-fitter & master club builder with more than 17 years of experience working with golfers of all skill levels, including PGA Tour players. He is the former Build Shop Manager & Social Media Coordinator for Modern Golf. He now works independently from his home shop and is a member of advisory panels to a select number of golf equipment manufacturers. You can find Ryan on Twitter and Instagram where he's always willing to chat golf, and share his passion for club building, course architecture and wedge grinding.

21 Comments

21 Comments

  1. MNW

    Sep 26, 2020 at 12:29 am

    who does reviews of new clubs with pictures of every angle except from address looking down??
    yes you did for drivers but not fairway woods.
    Who cares what a club looks like from the bottom or side angle

  2. jgpl001

    Sep 21, 2020 at 4:06 am

    Anyone know the stock shafts?

  3. T$

    Sep 11, 2020 at 3:25 pm

    Honest question…how much better (distance, forgiveness, etc…) do you think a modern driver is than my Cleveland Launcher from 2005?

    • phizzy

      Oct 13, 2020 at 9:33 pm

      A lot better. I have the SIM max with ventus black and it’s more forgiving on off center hits compared to drivers before 2016. Balls that would normally fly off the face of the planet for me tend to stay inbounds and I get higher ball speeds off the hosel and toe compared to older models which means less distance lost off the tee.

  4. Jason

    Sep 8, 2020 at 5:40 pm

    TSi1 and TSi4 will be available early 2021

  5. Shallowface

    Sep 8, 2020 at 3:55 pm

    That upside down faux insert looks like a rendition of a golf club from a cartoonist who doesn’t play golf.

  6. Jbone

    Sep 8, 2020 at 11:13 am

    Let’s get a new driver with the shape of 905S or 983E

    These are too much towards game improvement for my taste

  7. Tony

    Sep 8, 2020 at 7:11 am

    The TSi 3 is one of the best looking new drivers I’ve seen in a while. Nice!

  8. president O'bama

    Sep 7, 2020 at 11:25 pm

    Uhhh…..I need the face design to be busier! Lol! Sheesh, good luck with these guys!

  9. Travisty

    Sep 7, 2020 at 4:49 pm

    Geez these look horrendous, and with a terrible alignment aid to boot. 100% will not be trying these this year. *barf*

    • TD

      Jan 7, 2021 at 12:19 am

      The TSi3 is literally the best looking driver made in the metal wood era lol.

  10. alex jones

    Sep 7, 2020 at 3:51 pm

    I’m definitely in on the TSi3, time to upgrade my TS3 from 2018!!!!

  11. Dave

    Sep 7, 2020 at 1:03 pm

    AI in a golf club is not possible unless its made of nano’s. The alignment aid is awful. Very little difference between the previous TS models. I’m out

  12. Larry

    Sep 7, 2020 at 11:20 am

    I currently play a TS4- will there be a TSi driver to uopgrade/replace it??

  13. Travis Duckro

    Sep 7, 2020 at 5:55 am

    Its finite element analysis, not infinite element analysis…. lmao

  14. Maximillian

    Sep 7, 2020 at 3:55 am

    All companies have to stop referring to computer programs as “artificial intelligence”. These programs cannot think for themselves – they are just ordinary computer programs. They are 100% only as clever as the people who wrote the code.

  15. Tom

    Sep 7, 2020 at 12:33 am

    Ouch…that alignment aid…bad…

    • Jbone

      Sep 7, 2020 at 11:01 am

      They need the DCI triangle back. I think this alignment is better than the flipped triangle they’ve been using

  16. Tyler Made

    Sep 6, 2020 at 9:56 pm

    Wow! They look like dog s h I t!

  17. stanley

    Sep 6, 2020 at 6:40 pm

    these companies keep finding ways to take my money….

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TOUR REPORT: Collin Morikawa debuts new TaylorMade “P7CM” prototype irons

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Welcome to this week’s Tour Report from Albany in the Bahamas for the 2022 Hero World Challenge. The week started with an unfortunate update from tournament host Tiger Woods, who was forced to withdraw from the event due to pain caused by plantar fasciitis.

As reported by PGATour.com, Woods will not seek surgery, instead opting for a “stretch and relax” approach. He still plans on playing in the upcoming PNC Championship and The Match, however, and we also got a brief look at his current golf swing, as I’ll get into below.

Aside from Woods, there were a few notable gear updates from the Bahamas, including Collin Morikawa debuting two brand new iron models, Corey Conners finally switching drivers, and Tony Finau showing off one of the coolest custom staff bags I’ve ever seen. Justin Thomas made yet another putter change, as well.

Let’s dive into this week’s Tour Report from Nassau, Bahamas.

JT makes yet another putter change

After making several putter changes throughout 2022, the Justin Thomas putter saga ultimately came full circle, ending the year with the same putter that he started off the year with. Before moving into several different 1-of-1 long-neck Scotty Cameron T5 prototype putters, Thomas began the year with a Scotty Cameron X5 Tour Prototype with a short flow neck. And that’s what he had in the bag at the 2022 Hero World Challenge this week, as well.

Also, here’s your reminder that Thomas’ custom Titleist 621.JT Forged irons have zero offset, and they’re bone chillingly intimidating to look down at from address.

Shivers.

Justin Thomas’ full WITB from the Bahamas

Morikawa’s new TaylorMade prototype irons

Typically, Collin Morikawa doesn’t change irons unless he’s playing in extremely firm turf conditions over in Scotland. This week, however, he debuted an entirely new combo set, including TaylorMade “P7CM” prototype short irons (7-PW), and new “P7MC” long irons (5 and 6).

As we highlighted in our Equipment Report over on PGATour.com this week, Morikawa worked closely with TaylorMade to dial in his new P7CM irons, which are obviously named using his initials. While the irons have a similar look to the company’s previous P7MB blade irons, they appear to show a combination between chrome and raw finishes.

Here’s what Morikawa told GolfWRX on Tuesday about the irons, and why he switched out his 4.5-year-old TaylorMade P730 blade short irons:

“They’re brand new,” Morikawa told GolfWRX.com. “I’ve been using them for probably two weeks now. They’re not too far off from the P730’s that I’ve been using pretty much since I turned pro. I was fortunate enough to do some iron testing with TaylorMade – which I’ve never done – and go into the whole sole pattern, and bounce, and width of an iron. There’s nothing wrong with 730’s, I … love them, that’s why I played them for probably 4.5 years now. But there’s just certain shots here and there that come out of nowhere.”

In addition to the new blades, he also debuted new TaylorMade P-7MC irons, which have a different design in their back cavities compared to the previous iterations of P7MC irons. Morikawa said it was an “easy transition,” but we’re yet to hear more details from TaylorMade about specific technical information or possible release dates.

We’ll keep you up to date should we learn more about the TaylorMade P7MCs that Morikawa had in the bag at the Hero.

Collin Morikawa’s full WITB from the Bahamas

Tony Finau’s absolute HEATER of a golf bag

Whether you’re a Utah Jazz basketball fan or not, I simply refuse to believe anyone can say this 1-of-1 Vessel-made staff bag isn’t one of the coolest of all time. The all purple colorway, Jazz logo, and jersey-style “Finau 7” stitching on the front make this bag absolutely pop. The icy blue zipper colorway was a nice touch, too.

Finau teed it up in Wednesday’s Pro-Am alongside former NBA all-star and current Utah Jazz executive Danny Ainge, and Finau certainly did not disappoint.

@golfwrx Tursky says Tony Finau’s @Utah Jazz themed bag is the coolest bag he has ever seen. Do you agree? #golf #golftiktok #golfwrx #utahjazz ? original sound – golfwrx

According to Finau, he’s going to autograph and giveaway the golf bag at the upcoming Golden State Warriors vs. Utah Jazz game on Wednesday. If you have a chance to become the owner of this bag, I sincerely wish you good luck.

See what GolfWRX members are saying about the bag in our forums

Corey Conners finally ditches his driver from 5 years ago

Conners, who’s statistically one of the best drivers on the PGA Tour for the last several years, finally switched out his previous Ping G400 LST for a new Ping G430 LST. According to Conners, he started using the G400 LST at the 2017 U.S. Open at Erin Hills, and he hadn’t switched it out since, although he did go through about 10 different heads throughout the 5 year stretch.

He told GolfWRX.com on Tuesday that although he actually found his previous model to produce slightly more speed, the new G430 was significantly more forgiving on off-center hits, so he gave it the nod this week at the Hero. The new driver is also equipped with a 1-of-1 UST Mamiya Linq shaft.

For more information on his switch, head over to the PGATour.com Equipment Report by GolfWRX.

Tiger Woods competes in the “Hero Shot” challenge, despite foot injury 

No one would have blamed Tiger if he didn’t compete in the Hero Shot challenge this year, especially being that he withdrew from the actual event. As the tournament host, however, he sucked it up to help put on a great show for the fans (and for social media).

Although he failed to advance to the second round against the five other competitors, it was still great to see his swing and enjoy the festivities.

 

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For those curious, he used a TaylorMade MG3 56-degree wedge for the 87-yard shot, and he was wearing Nike Metacon 8 sneakers. I took a deep dive into Tiger Woods at the Hero Shot earlier this week, if you’re looking for further insight.

Caddies everywhere, take notes

As a former club caddie myself, I fully respect this move from an Albany caddie during the pro-am. Instead of writing down the players approximate yardages in a yardage book or on piece of paper, he writes them down on a square slab and velcros it to his caddie bib for instant visual access.

This is a true veteran move. I’m questioning the yardage gapping for that particular player, because something seems off, but the point is that it’s a great caddie trick regardless.

And with that, we say goodbye to the Bahamas. Legendary GolfWRX photographer Greg Moore will be on location at the PNC, so look out for more WITBs and inside-the-ropes photos soon.

Check out all of our photos from the 2022 Hero World Challenge

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Coolest thing for sale in the GolfWRX Classifieds (12/2/22): Ping i59 irons

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At GolfWRX, we are a community of like-minded individuals that all experience and express our enjoyment of the game in many ways.

It’s that sense of community that drives day-to-day interactions in the forums on topics that range from best driver to what marker you use to mark your ball. It even allows us to share another thing we all love – buying and selling equipment.

Currently, in our GolfWRX buy/sell/trade (BST) forum, there is a listing for a set of Ping i59 irons.

From the seller (@zacharya): “PING i59 4-PW with KBS 130X and GolfPride MCC +4 standard grips. +1/2” length, standard loft and lie. There is some rock damage on the 7 as pictured but doesn’t affect playability at all.  $800.”

To check out the full listing in our BST forum, head through the link: Ping i59 irons

This is the most impressive current listing from the GolfWRX BST, and if you are curious about the rules to participate in the BST Forum you can check them out here: GolfWRX BST Rules

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Justin Thomas WITB 2022 (December)

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Driver: Titleist TSR3 (10 degrees @9.25)
Shaft: Mitsubishi Diamana ZF 60 TX

3-wood: Titleist TS3 (15 degrees)
Shaft: Mitsubishi Tensei AV Raw Blue 85 TX

5-wood: Titleist 915 Fd (18 degrees @19.5)
Shaft: Fujikura Motore Speeder VC 9.2 X

Irons: Titleist T100 (4), Titleist 621.JT Forged (5-9)
Shafts: True Temper Dynamic Gold X100

Wedges: Titleist Vokey Design SM9 (46-10F, 52-12F @52.5, 56-14F @57), Titleist Vokey Design WedgeWorks Proto (60.5 T, 60.5 K)
Shafts: True Temper Dynamic Gold X100 (46), True Temper Dynamic Gold S400 (52-60)

Putter: Scotty Cameron X5 Proto
Grip: SuperStroke Traxion Pistol GT Tour

Ball: Titleist Pro V1x

Grips: Golf Pride Tour Velvet Cord

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