Drivers used by PGA Tour players who averaged over 300 yards per drive

J.B. Holmes

Drivers used by PGA Tour players who averaged over 300 yards per drive

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Drivers used by PGA Tour players who averaged over 300 yards per drive

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The United States Golf Association released a report in the spring of 2016 that said average driving distance across several professional tours increased by only 1 percent from 2003 to 2015. This report did not sit well with people who believe modern golf balls fly too far and too straight, and that classic venues could be rendered obsolete for tournament play by overpowering pros.

Six months earlier, Golfweek reported similar numbers and pointed out that in the 2014-15 PGA Tour season, 26 golfers had an average driving distance of 300 yards or more, which tied a record set in 2005.

During the 2015-16 Tour season, which ended after the Tour Championship in September, a record-setting 27 golfers averaged 300 yards or more, and the Tour’s average was 290.899. That average is slightly above the previous season’s average of 289.7 yards but just below the record 290.9 average of 2011.

While the Tour average fluctuates, it has stayed within a 3.7-yard range since 2005.

Below is a list of the 27 golfers who averaged at least 300 yards during the 2015-16 Tour season and the drivers they are currently using:

1. J.B. Holmes, 314.5
TaylorMade M1 430 (9.5 degrees), with Fujikura Pro Tour Spec 83X shaft

2. Dustin Johnson, 313.6
TaylorMade M1 Special Edition (10.5 degrees), with Fujikura Speeder Evolution 2.0 Tour Spec 661X shaft

3. Tony Finau, 312.2
Nike Vapor Fly (10.5 degrees), with Graphite Design Tour AD DI 8 X shaft

4. Bubba Watson, 310.6
Ping G (9 degrees, bent to 8.25), with Grafalloy BiMatrx Tour prototype shaft

5. Andrew Loupe, 309.3
Titleist 917D2 (8.5 degrees), with Aldila Rogue Silver 70 X shaft

6. Jason Kokrak, 307.4
Callaway Great Big Bertha (9 degrees), with Fujikura Precursor Kuro 75 X shaft

T7. Luke List, 306.9
TaylorMade M2 (9.5 degrees), with Mitsubishi Rayon Diamana D+ 80 TX shaft

T7. Hudson Swafford, 306.9
TaylorMade M1 (9.5 degrees), with Aldila NV 2KXV Green 75 shaft

9. Rory McIlroy*, 306.8
TaylorMade M2 (9.5 degrees), with Mitsubishi Rayon Kuro Kage Silver TiNi XTS 70X shaft

10. Gary Woodland, 306. 1
TaylorMade M1 (8.5 degrees), with Aldila X-Torsion 60 TX shaft

11. Jamie Lovemark*, 304.8
TaylorMade M2 (9.5 degrees), with Oban Kiyoshi HB 75 X shaft

12. Ryan Palmer, 304.7
TaylorMade M1 (9.5 degrees), UST Mamiya Attas Elements Prototype 6F5 X shaft

13. Adam Scott, 304.6
Titleist 917D2 (9.5 degrees), with Mitsubishi Rayon Kuro Kage Silver Dual-Core TiNi 70X shaft

14. Jhonattan Vegas, 304.4
Nike VR (8.5 degrees), with nVentix Nunchuk shaft

15. Jason Day, 304. 2
TaylorMade M1 (10.5 degrees), with Mitsubishi Rayon Kuro Kage Silver Dual-Core TiNi 70X shaft

16. Justin Rose, 303.9
TaylorMade M2 (8.5 degrees), with Mitsubishi Rayon Tensei CK Pro White 70 TX shaft

17. Charles Howell, 303.4
PXG 0811X (10.5 degrees), with Aldila Xtorsion Black 65X shaft

18. Robert Garrigus, 303.3
TaylorMade M1 (9.5 degrees), with Project X HZRDUS Black 6.5 X shaft

19. Brooks Koepka*, 302.6
TaylorMade M2 (10.5 degrees), with Mitsubishi Rayon Diamana D+ 70 TX shaft

T20. Sean O’Hair, 302.2
TaylorMade M2 (10.5 degrees), with Mitsubishi Rayon Diamana W-Series 70 X shaft

T20. Brendan Steele, 302.2
TaylorMade M2 (9 degrees), with Aldila NV 2KXV Blue 60 TX shaft

22. Harold Varner III, 302
Callaway Great Big Bertha (9.5 degrees), with Fujikura Motore Speeder VC 7.2 TS shaft

23. Rickie Fowler, 301.6
Cobra King LTD (9 degrees), with Matrix Speed Rulz C-Type 70X shaft

T24. Justin Thomas, 301.3
Titleist 917D3 (9.5 degrees), with Mitsubishi Rayon Diamana BF60 TX shaft

T24. Jimmy Walker, 301.3
Titleist 917D2 (8.5 degrees), with UST Mamiya Elements Platinum 7F5 X shaft

26. Patrick Rogers*, 300.5
Callaway Great Big Bertha (10.5), with Fujikura Speeder Evolution 757 7.0 X shaft

27. Keegan Bradley, 300
TaylorMade M2 (10.5 degrees), with Aldila NV 2KXV Blue 60 TX shaft

*Rory McIlroy, Brooks Koepka, Jamie Lovemark and Patrick Rogers each used a Nike driver during the 2015-16 PGA Tour season and have all since changed to new clubs. 

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