EQUIPMENT SPOTLIGHT

These are all the drivers used by winners on the PGA Tour this season

By E. Michael Johnson  

Through the 28 events played in the 2019-'20 season thus far, just five equipment companies have been represented in the bags of the winners. Ping and Titleist each have had nine wins, TaylorMade has six, Callaway has three and Cobra one, with Bryson DeChambeau. It's an interesting way to look back at the year, in addition to the best technology being used on tour. Here’s a look at all the winning drivers on the PGA Tour this season along with a key driving stat from the week the player won.

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Photo by Rob Carr
 
Joaquin Niemann
A Military Tribute at The Greenbrier
Driver: Ping G400 LST (Graphite Design Tour AD-DI 7X shaft), 10 degrees
Key driving stat: T-24 in driving accuracy for the week, putting him in position to rank T-2 in greens in regulation.

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Photo by Sam Greenwood


Sebastian Munoz
Sanderson Farms Championship
Driver: Ping G400 LST (Project X HZRDUS Yellow 63), 8.5 degrees
Key driving stat: Ranked fourth in strokes gained/off-the-tee, picking up 3.755 strokes on the field.

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Photo by Jonathan Ferrey

Cameron Champ
Safeway Open
Driver: Ping G410 LST (Project X HZRDUS Green), 9 degrees
Key driving stat: Hit a 369-yard tee shot on the 72nd hole setting up an iron into the par-5 for a winning birdie.

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Photo by Tom Pennington

Kevin Na
Shriners Hospitals for Children Open
Driver: Callaway Great Big Bertha Epic (Graphite Design Tour AD GP6-TX), 9 degrees
Key driving stat: Averaged 315.5 yards off the tee while also ranking T-25 in accuracy for the week.

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Photo by Sam Greenwood

Lanto Griffin
Houston Open
Driver: Titleist 917D2 (Kurokage Silver Dualcore TiNi 70 TX), 10.5 degrees
Key driving stat: Ranked seventh in driving distance at 311.8 yards while picking up 3.561 strokes on the field off the tee.

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Photo by Chung Sung-Jun

Justin Thomas
CJ Cup at Nine Bridges
Driver: Titleist TS3 (Mitsubishi Diamana ZF 60TX), 9.5 degrees
Key driving stat: Hit 71.43 percent of his fairways for the week and no fewer than nine in any round.

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Photo by TOSHIFUMI KITAMURA


Tiger Woods
Zozo Championship
Driver: TaylorMade M5 (Mitsubishi Diamana D+ 60TX), 9 degrees
Key driving stat: Ranked T-7 in accuracy for the week on the tight Accordia Golf Narashino C.C.

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Photo by Cliff Hawkins

Brendon Todd
Bermuda Championship
Driver: Ping G410 LST (Mitsubishi Tensei CK Blue 60), 10.5 degrees
Key driving stat: The relatively short-hitting Todd ranked fourth for the week in fairways hit.

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Photo by HECTOR RETAMAL

Rory McIlroy
WGC-HSBC Champions
Driver: TaylorMade M5 (Mitsubishi Kuro Kage S TINI 70x), 9 degrees
Key driving stat: McIlroy’s longest drive of the week was a 325-yarder during a third-round 67.

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Photo by Gregory Shamus

Brendon Todd
Mayakoba Golf Classic
Driver: Ping G410 LST (Mitsubishi Tensei CK Blue 60), 10.5 degrees
Key driving stat: Ranked T-25 for the week in fairways hit.

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Photo by Streeter Lecka

Tyler Duncan
RSM Classic
Driver: Titleist TS2 (Fujikura Atmos Blue 6), 9.5 degrees
Key driving stat: Missed only six of 56 fairways for an impressive 89.29 accuracy mark at Sea Island.

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Photo by Harry How

Justin Thomas
Sentry Tournament of Champions
Driver: Titleist TS3 (Mitsubishi Diamana ZF 60TX), 9.5 degrees
Key driving stat: Thomas’ 409-yard blast in the final round was the fourth-longest poke of the week.

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Photo by Harry How


Cameron Smith
Sony Open in Hawaii
Driver: Titleist TS2 (UST Elements Platinum 6), 9.5 degrees
Key driving stat: Ranked fifth in driving distance at 297.2 yards for the week.

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Photo by Steve Dykes

Andrew Landry
The American Express
Driver: Ping G410 LST (Aldila Tour Blue 65), 9 degrees
Key driving stat: Fifth for the week in strokes gained/off-the-tee aided by hitting 75 percent of his fairways (T-3).

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Photo by Icon Sportswire

Marc Leishman
Farmers Insurance Open
Driver: Callaway Mavrik (Fujikura Speeder 757), 9 degrees
Key driving stat: Although not a great week off the tee, Leishman did rank 34th in distance.

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Photo by Christian Petersen


Webb Simpson
Waste Management Phoenix Open
Driver: Titleist TS3 (Mitsubishi Tensei AV 65TX), 10.5 degrees
Key driving stat: Simpson finished T-3 in accuracy, hitting 40 of 56 fairways.
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Photo by Sean M. Haffey

Nick Taylor
AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am
Driver: TaylorMade M2 2017 (Fujikura Atmos Blue Tour Spec 6X), 9.5 degrees
Key driving stat: Taylor hit 43 of 55 fairways (78.18 percent) to rank T-7 for the week.

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Photo by Stan Badz

Adam Scott
Genesis Invitational
Driver: Titleist TS4 (Mitsubishi Kuro Kage TiNi S 80), 10.5 degrees
Key driving stat: Scott’s 348-yard blast in the second round was the fifth-longest of the week.

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Photo by Jared C. Tilton


Viktor Hovland
Puerto Rico Open
Driver: Ping G410 LST (HZRDUS Black 62), 9 degrees
Key driving stat: Distance (ranked 14th at 291.3 yards) and accuracy (71.43 percent, ranked 23rd) was a winning combination for Hovland.

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Photo by Hector Vivas


Patrick Reed
WGC-Mexico Championship
Driver: Ping G400, 9 degrees
Key driving stat: The thin air in Mexico City allowed Reed to average 326.4 yards.

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Photo by Matt Sullivan


Sungjae Im
Honda Classic
Driver: Titleist TS3 (Graphite Design DI 7), 9.5 degrees
Key driving stat: Im picked up more than two-and-a-half strokes on the field off the tee, ranking 11th.

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Photo by Sam Greenwood


Tyrrell Hatton
Arnold Palmer Invitational
Driver: Ping G410 Plus (Mitsubishi Diamana RF 60-TX), 9 degrees
Key driving stat: Was 24th for the week in strokes gained/off-the-tee, gaining 1.504 strokes.

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Photo by Ronald Martinez


Daniel Berger
Charles Schwab Challenge
Driver: Callaway Mavrik Sub Zero (Fujikura Ventus Black 6X), 10.5 degrees
Key driving stat: T-17 in fairways hit at 62.5 percent.

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Photo by Kevin C. Cox


Webb Simpson
RBC Heritage
Driver: Titleist TS3 (Mitsubishi Tensei AV 65 TX), 10.5 degrees
Key driving stat: At tight, windy Harbour Town, Simpson’s 283-yard average put him in the top half of the field in distance.

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Photo by Maddie Meyer


Dustin Johnson
Travelers Championship
Driver: TaylorMade SIM (Fujikura Speeder 661 Evolution 2.0 X), 10.5 degrees
Key driving stat: Johnson let one rip 360 yards in the opening round, which tied for fifth-longest of the week.

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Photo by Leon Halip


Bryson DeChambeau
Rocket Mortgage Classic
Driver: Cobra King Speedzone (L.A. Golf BAD prototype 60x), 5.5 degrees
Key driving stat: DeChambeau led the field in strokes gained/off-the-tee; driving distance and longest drive.

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Photo by Sam Greenwood


Collin Morikawa
Workday Charity Open
Driver: TaylorMade SIM (Mitsubishi Tensei Pro CK White 70 TX ), 8 degrees
Key driving stat: Morikawa picked up 3.532 strokes on the field (ranking sixth) off the tee.

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Photo by Jamie Squire


Jon Rahm
The Memorial
Driver: TaylorMade SIM (Aldila Tour Green X), 10.5 degrees
Key driving stat: In becoming World No. 1, Rahm was fourth in strokes gained/off-the-tee and T-4 in accuracy.


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