Drivers used by top 10 finishers at British Open

Jordan Spieth Ian Rutherford-USA TODAY Sports

Drivers used by top 10 finishers at British Open

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Drivers used by top 10 finishers at British Open

This most-memorable shot from the 2017 British Open was a drive on the 13th hole Sunday that Jordan Spieth will never want to repeat, but the Texan who has won three majors hit plenty of great drives that found the fairways, too.

Driving on links courses is not easy because winds can gust, fairways are often narrow and the high fescue grasses and gorse bushes that line them are intimidating. To handle Royal Birkdale, the players who finished in the top 10 used a variety of drivers and shafts, showing once again how important it is to carry a driver that matches your swing.

Jordan Spieth

Jordan Spieth (Ian Rutherford-USA TODAY Sports)

1. Jordan Spieth
DRIVER: Titleist 915D2 (9.5 degrees), with Aldila NV 2KXV Blue 70 X shaft

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Matt Kuchar

Matt Kuchar (Ian Rutherford-USA TODAY Sports)

2. Matt Kuchar
DRIVER: Bridgestone J715 B5 (8.5 degrees), with Mitsubishi Rayon Tensei CK Blue 60S shaft

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Haotong Li

Haotong Li (Andy Buchanan/Getty Images)

3. Haotong Li
TaylorMade M2 (10.5 degrees), with Fujikura Pro XLR8 71X Tour Spec shaft

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Rory McIlroy

Rory McIlroy (Ian Rutherford-USA TODAY Sports)

T4. Rory McIlroy
TaylorMade M2 (8.5 degrees adjusted to 8.25), with Mitsubishi Rayon Kuro Kage 70 X shaft

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Rafa Cabrera-Bello

Rafa Cabrera-Bello (Ian Rutherford-USA TODAY Sports)

T4. Rafa Cabrera-Bello
Titleist 913D2 (8.5 degrees), with Project X HZRDUS Yellow 6.5 shaft

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Matthew Southgate

Matthew Southgate (Steve Flynn-USA TODAY Sports)

T6. Matthew Southgate
DRIVER: Titleist 917D2 (8.5 degrees), with Fujikura Speeder Evolution X shaft

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Marc Leishman

Marc Leishman (Rob Schumacher-USA TODAY Sports)

T6. Marc Leishman
DRIVER: Callaway GBB Epic (9 degrees), with Fujikura Speeder 757 Evolution II shaft

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Alex Noren

Alex Noren (Stuart Franklin/Getty Images)

T6. Alex Noren
DRIVER: Callaway GBB Epic Sub Zero (9 degrees), with Fujikura Pro 53 X shaft

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Branden Grace

Branden Grace (Ian Rutherford-USA TODAY Sports)

T6. Branden Grace
DRIVER: Callaway GBB Epic Sub Zero (9 degrees), with Fujikura Six Tour Spec 60X shaft (9 degrees)

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Brooks Koepka

Brooks Koepka (Ian Rutherford-USA TODAY Sports)

T6. Brooks Koepka
DRIVER: TaylorMade M2 (9.5 degrees) with Mitsubishi Rayon Diamana D+ 70 TX shaft

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