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Top Brands On The PGA Tour (Irons, Putters, Balls & More!)

The PGA Tour is professional golf’s premier tour event, with over 40 tournaments per season, mainly in North America, with some tournaments in the United Kingdom, Japan, and South Korea. Some of the world’s top players participate in the PGA Tour, giving it a huge following worldwide. With so many golf equipment brands, you may wonder what the most popular brands on the PGA Tour are.   

There are many well-known golf equipment brands on the PGA Tour, but Titleist is the most popular brand used by professional golfers. Other brands, like Callaway, TaylorMade, and PING, are also very popular, with Odyssey being the most popular putter brand on the PGA Tour.

Many of the top golfers in the world have equipment contracts, which means that all or most of their equipment will be from the same brand. These contracts would influence the perceived popularity of these brands, but some contracts allow players to use equipment from other brands as well. In contrast, players who don’t have these contracts would opt for whatever club, shaft, or balls they prefer.

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Most Popular Brands On The PGA Tour

In this post, I’ll tell you the most popular brands on the PGA Tour. We’ll cover:

  • Irons
  • Putters
  • Drivers
  • Wedges
  • Hybrids
  • Fairway Woods
  • Shafts
  • Grips
  • Balls

So if you want to know the top brands used by the pros on Tour then you’ll love this new guide. Let’s get started.

Popular Irons On The PGA Tour

Regarding golf irons, Titleist is the most popular brand on the PGA Tour, with close to 30% of the players including Titleist irons in their golf bags. Five of the top 20 players on the PGA Tour use Titleist irons, with the Titleist T100 range being the most popular. The Titleist 620 CB and 620 MB range are also very popular among the Top 20 players. Titleist is known for targeting many players for equipment contracts.

Callaway is the second most popular brand of irons on the PGA Tour, with close 17% of the players using them. Four Top 20 players use Callaway irons, with the Callaway X Forged and Callaway Apex ranges being the most popular.

PING is another very popular brand, falling just short of Callaway, as just under 16% of players on the PGA Tour use it. The PING Blueprint is a popular iron among the Top 20 players.

At 12%, TaylorMade is the fourth most popular iron on the PGA Tour, with three of the Top 20 ranked players including TaylorMade irons in their bags. The TaylorMade P750 is a popular iron, with two of the three Top 20 players using the brand opting for that iron.

Although not used by any Top 20 rated players, Srixon is the fifth most popular brand of iron, followed by Mizuno, used by one Top 20 player.

Read more: 7 Most Popular Irons on The PGA Tour

Popular Putters On The PGA Tour

Regarding putters, the most popular brand on the PGA Tour is Odyssey, with nearly 38% of the players on the PGA Tour opting for this brand. Odyssey belongs to Callaway and is the brand under which Callaway markets their putters. Five of the Top 20 ranked players on the PGA Tour use Odyssey putters. The most popular are the Odyssey Toulon and the Odyssey White Hot OG.

I use the Odyssey O-Works (left-handed), and my youngest son plays with the White Hot. My O-Works is a few years old now, but the most significant thing with any purchase of a putter is the feel. It is no coincidence that both are among the most popular used on Tour.

Odyssey Putters
My son’s Odyssey White Hot Putter (left) and my Odyssey O-Works Putter

At 29%, the second most popular putter brand on the PGA Tour is Titleist. Strangely enough, though, none of the Top 20 ranked players on the PGA Tour currently use Titleist putters.

PING putters are the third most popular among the players on the PGA Tour, with three of the Top 20 ranked players using them. None of the PING putter models is a clear favorite in terms of popularity, though.

TaylorMade is fourth in the putter popularity rankings, with just under 10% of the PGA Tour players opting for this brand. Three of the Top 20 players use TaylorMade putters, with two opting for the TaylorMade Spider Tour and one for the Spider X.

The fifth most popular putter brand on the Tour is Bettinardi, with only 2% of all PGA Tour players and two of the Top 20 ranked players using it.

Read more: 5 Most Popular Putters on The PGA Tour

Popular Drivers On The PGA Tour

Regarding the most popular drivers on the PGA Tour, the landscape is similar to that of irons, with Titleist being the most popular. Over 26% of the PGA Tour players use Titleist drivers, including five of the Top 20 ranked players. The most popular Titleist driver is the TSi3, with the TS3 and TSR3 also being used by the Top 20 ranked players.

On just over 22%, Callaway is the second most popular driver on the PGA Tour, closely followed by TaylorMade, with just under 22% of players preferring it. Five of the Top 20 ranked use Callaway drivers, but only three use TaylorMade. The most popular Callaway drivers among the Top 20 players are the Epic Speed and the Rogue, while there is no apparent favorite model for the TaylorMade brand.

The fourth most popular driver brand on the PGA Tour is PING, with 20% of the players and five of the Top 20 ranked players preferring this brand.

In a distant fifth place, at only 4%, is Srixon. It is interesting to note that none of the Top 20 ranked players use Srixon drivers, though, but Cobra and Bridgestone do appear on the list of drivers used by the Top 20 players.

Read more: 5 Most Popular Drivers on The PGA Tour

Callaway Driver
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Popular Wedges On The PGA Tour

Although Titleist might be one of the most popular brands for golf equipment on the PGA Tour, its wedges are far more popular than any other brand.

Titleist manufactures more than half of all the wedges used on the PGA Tour. It is by far the most popular wedge brand on the Tour, with no less than eleven of the Top 20 ranked players having at least one Titleist wedge in their bags.

The second most popular wedge on the PGA Tour is Callaway, although less than 14% of players use them. Only four of the players ranked in the Top 20 on the PGA Tour use Callaway wedges, but it must be said that those players seem to have loyalty towards the Callaway brand, as all four of them use only Callaway wedges, while most other Top 20 players use more than one brand of wedge.

PING and TaylorMade are third and fourth, with 11% of the players using PING wedges and 10% using TaylorMade. Only two players in the Top 20 use each of these brands, but one also uses a Titleist wedge.

Cleveland is the fifth most popular among wedges, with only 6% of the players including it in their bags. Only one of the Top 20 players who use a Cleveland wedge. 

I play with a PING approach wedge as shown below which I added separately to my set of irons. I’ve tried other models, but I find this wedge the most versatile, and I use it frequently in “six clubs in the bag” competitions.

PING Wedge
My PING wedge

Read more: 5 Most Popular Wedges on The PGA Tour

Popular Hybrids On The PGA Tour

Hybrids are a type of golf club that incorporates the qualities of woods and irons into one. Some golfers prefer to use hybrids instead of one to four irons. As the hybrid is a relatively new golf club type, not many players use them. There are almost four times as many wedges used on the PGA Tour than hybrids.

The most popular hybrid brand on the PGA Tour is Callaway, with almost one-third of all hybrids used on the Tour.

Callaway is followed by Titleist hybrids, which make up about 28% of all hybrids used on the PGA Tour. Only eleven of the Top 20 players use hybrids, five of which use Callaway hybrids, while two use Titleist.

15% of hybrids used on the PGA Tour are manufactured by TaylorMade, while PING and PXG hybrids are tied for the fourth most popular hybrid brand, with 9% each. Of the Top 20 ranked players on the PGA Tour, none use TaylorMade hybrids, two use PING, and only one uses PXG.

Nike is the only other brand of hybrid used by a Top 20 player, but it is not one of the top five most popular brands.

I play with a TaylorMade hybrid. Although the photo below shows an older model not currently used by the pros on Tour, I like this club as it’s fantastic for getting out of the rough and allows you to make great distances onto the green.

TaylorMade Hybrid
My Taylormade hybrid

Popular Fairway Woods On The PGA Tour

The most popular fairway wood brand on the PGA Tour is TaylorMade, with approximately 39% of all fairway woods used on the Tour carrying their name.

TaylorMade is also the most popular fairway wood brand among the Top 20 ranked players, with six players using TaylorMade woods. The TaylorMade SIM Max is the most popular fairway wood model among the Top 20 players.

Titleist is another popular fairway wood brand on the PGA Tour, coming in second in the popularity stakes with 24%. Titleist is also the second most popular brand of wood among the Top 20 players, with five players including Titleist fairway woods in their bags. The TS2 is the most popular fairway wood from Titleist among the Top 20 players.

Callaway, on 21%, and PING, on 12%, are the third and fourth most popular fairway wood brands on the PGA Tour. These two brands are equally popular among the Top 20 ranked players on the Tour, with four players each, with one player using a Cobra fairway wood, which is the fifth most popular on the Tour, with only 3% of players using it.

Read more: 5 Most Popular Fairway Woods on The PGA Tour

Popular Shafts On The PGA Tour

When it comes to shafts used on the PGA Tour, the picture looks a lot different. Most players use a variety of shafts for the different types of clubs and feature two or more shaft brands in their bags. For instance, a player like Matt Kuchar would use Fujikura shafts for his drivers, fairway woods and hybrids, Aerotech for his irons, KBS for his wedges, and LA Golf for his putter.

The most popular shaft brand on the PGA Tour is True Temper, with 24% of the players on the Tour having these shafts in their bags. Among the Top 20 ranked players, 14 have at least one True Temper shaft in their bags. True Temper shafts are mainly used for irons and wedges, with the True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue being the most popular by a large margin.

Mitsubishi, with 20%, and Fujikura, with 16%, are the second and third most popular shaft brands on the PGA Tour. Players typically use Mitsubishi and Fujikura shafts on their drivers, fairway woods, and occasionally on their hybrids. Ten of the Top 20 ranked players on the PGA Tour use Mitsubishi shafts, and eight use Fujikura shafts. Three Top 20 players have both these brands in their bags.

Graphite Design is the fourth most popular shaft on the PGA Tour, with 9% of players using it. Four of the Top 20 players use Graphite Design shafts, mainly for their fairway woods and hybrids.

The Tour’s fifth most popular shaft brand is KBS, with 8% of players using it, mainly for their irons and wedges. There are also four of the Top 20 ranked players who have KBS shafts in their bags.

Although not yet up to PGA pro standard, I do have some clubs with KBS shafts as shown in the below photo! Maybe one day!

KBS Shaft
Some of my clubs with KBS shafts

Read more: 7 Most Popular Shafts on The PGA Tour

Popular Grips On The PGA Tour

Golf Pride grips are, by a large margin, the most popular on the PGA Tour. 64% of all the players on the Tour use Golf Pride grips. The brand is so popular that there are only two of the Top 20 ranked players on the PGA Tour that do not use Golf Pride grips. However, seven of these players use other brands of grips as well, with five of the Top 20 players using Golf Pride and Super Stroke grips.

At 22%, Super Stroke is the second most popular grip brand on the PGA Tour. It must be noted, though, that all five of the Top 20 players who use Super Stroke grips also use Golf Pride grips.

Lamkin grips are the third most popular grip brand on the PGA Tour, with 7% of the players using it. Only one player in the Top 20 rankings, Byong Hun An, features Lamkin grips in his bag.

PING, on 3%, and Jumbo Max, on 2%, are the fourth and fifth most popular grip brands on the PGA Tour. Again, only one Top 20 player, Sahith Theegala, uses PING grips, while none use Jumbo Max grips. This means that only 2% of the players on the PGA Tour play with other grip brands, like Titleist, TaylorMade, Switch Grips, and Odyssey.

Read more: Do you want to know the top golf grips used by the pros? Check out this article to find out, 3 Most Popular Grips on The PGA Tour.

Popular Balls On The PGA Tour

The Titleist Pro V1 and Pro V1x balls are, by a large margin, the most popular golf balls used on the PGA Tour. In terms of golf balls, Titleist completely dominates the PGA Tour, with a whopping 68% of all players using Titleist balls. This trend is echoed among the Top 20 players on the Tour, with no less than 13 using Titleist balls.

Callaway, on 10%, and TaylorMade, on 9%, are the second and third most popular golf ball brands on the PGA Tour. The Callaway Chrome Soft X and the TaylorMade TP5x are the two most popular balls from each of these brands and are also equally popular among the Top 20 ranked players on the Tour. Three players in the Top 20 use each of these balls.

Srixon golf balls are the fourth most popular, with only 7% of players on the PGA Tour using Srixon balls. I have to admit, I do like to use Srixon balls as they are very economically priced balls for what they achieve.

I use the soft feel in summer as it allows for greater touch around the greens and the AD333 shown below is extremely versatile for use in all weather conditions, especially when playing golf in the rain. If you’re a regular reader of my blog, you’ll know that I live in the UK where we get plenty of the wet stuff, and I find this ball ideal.

Srixon Golf Balls
Some of my Srixon golf balls

The other 6% of golf balls used on the PGA Tour are manufactured by Bridgestone. Interestingly, none of the Top 20 players use Srixon balls, while only one uses Bridgestone balls. However, none of the balls could compete with the Titleist brand.

Read more: 5 Most Popular Golf Balls on The PGA Tour

Let’s Wrap This Up!

PGA Tour players use many different brands of clubs, shafts, grips, and golf balls. Many players use more than one brand of club and vary the brand of the shaft according to the club that they use it with. The most popular brand on the PGA Tour is Titleist, with Callaway, TaylorMade, and Odyssey also prominent. True Temper shafts and Golf Pride grips are popular brands in their categories.

But remember all Tour players test their clubs on the range with advice from an expert club technician no matter what brand of manufacture they use or are contracted with and only use what they consider to be the best for their game.

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