Irons played by the top 10 in greens in regulation on PGA Tour

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Irons played by the top 10 in greens in regulation on PGA Tour

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Irons played by the top 10 in greens in regulation on PGA Tour

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Whether the U.S. Open is contested on a classic tree-lined course such as Winged Foot, an oceanside track along the lines of Pebble Beach or a massive windswept location such as Chambers Bay, hitting greens in regulation is crucial.

Last year Dustin Johnson not only led the field in driving distance (316.75 yards), he led in greens hit in regulation (76.39 percent). Jordan Spieth was fifth in greens in regulation when he won in 2015 (76.4 percent), Martin Kaymer was 23rd in 2014 (62.5 percent) and Justin Rose tied for seventh (69.44 percent) in 2013.

So while drivers get a lot of love, it might be the irons that matter most at Erin Hills for next week’s U.S. Open. Check out the irons used by the top 10 on the PGA Tour this season in hitting greens in regulation.

Dustin Johnson's TaylorMade irons

Dustin Johnson’s TaylorMade irons (David Dusek/Golfweek)

1. Dustin Johnson, 72.53 percent of greens in regulation
TaylorMade Tour Preferred UDI (2), with Project X HZRDUS Black 6.5 105X shaft; Tour Preferred MB (3-PW), with True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue X100 shafts

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Kyle Stanley

Kyle Stanley (Peter Casey-USA TODAY Sports)

2. Kyle Stanley, 71.65 percent
TaylorMade PSi (4), with KBS Tour 90S shaft; Nike Vapor Pro Combo (5-PW), with KBS Tour C-Taper 125 S+ shafts

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Lucas Glover

Lucas Glover (Reinhold Matay-USA TODAY Sports)

3. Lucas Glover, 70.98 percent
Mizuno MP-H5 (2), JPX900 Tour (3-PW), with Nippon N.S. Pro Modus3 Tour 120 TX shafts

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Jordan Spieth's Titleist irons

One of Jordan Spieth’s Titleist irons (David Dusek/Golfweek)

4. Jordan Spieth, 70.90 percent
Titleist 716 T-MB (4), 716 AP2 (5-9), with Project X 6.5 shafts

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Jim Herman's Mizuno irons

One of Jim Herman’s Mizuno irons (David Dusek/Golfweek)

5. Jim Herman, 70.81
Mizuno JPX900 Tour (4-9), with KBS Tour 125 S+ shafts

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Tony Finau

Tony Finau (Soobum Im-USA TODAY Sports)

6. Tony Finau, 70.75 percent
Callaway Apex UT (18 degrees), with Graphite Design Tour AD-DI 105X Hybrid shaft; Ping iBlade (4-PW), with Nippon N.S. Pro Modus3 Tour 120 TX shafts

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Paul Casey's Mizuno irons

Paul Casey’s Mizuno irons (David Dusek/Golfweek)

T7. Paul Casey, 70.68 percent
Mizuno MP-25 (3, 4), MP-5 (5-PW), with Nippon N.S. Pro Modus3 Tour 120 TX shafts

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Sergio Garcia's TaylorMade equipment

Sergio Garcia’s TaylorMade equipment (David Dusek/Golfweek)

T7. Sergio Garcia, 70.68 percent
TaylorMade P750 (3-PW), with Nippon N.S. Pro Modus3 Tour 130 X shafts

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Martin Flores

Martin Flores’s Titleist gear (David Dusek/Golfweek)

9. Martin Flores, 70.49 percent
Titleist 716 T-MB (2 iron), 716 AP2 (4-9 iron), with True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue X100 shafts

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Billy Horschel's PXG equipment

Billy Horschel’s PXG irons (David Dusek/Golfweek)

10. Billy Horschel, 70.47 percent
PXG 0311T Extreme Dark (3, 5-PW), with True Temper Dynamic Gold X100 shafts

 

 

 

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