As much as it’s amazing to smash a drive down the fairway, it is even better to watch a tour pro hit a 350-yard (320-m) drive with ease. Every year the technology behind the drivers improves, providing extra ball speed and accuracy. So, what are the most popular drivers on the PGA Tour?
The Titleist TSi3 is the most popular driver on the PGA Tour, although the TaylorMade Stealth Plus, Callaway ST Rouge Triple Diamond LS, and PING G425 LST aren’t far off in terms of popularity. The Callaway ST Rouge Triple Diamond S also makes the list of the most popular PGA Tour drivers.
So, what drivers are these pros using to gain so much distance off the tee without compromising accuracy?
And to find out the most popular drivers on the PGA Tour, keep reading!
Most Popular Drivers On The PGA Tour
The most popular drivers on the PGA Tour are Titleist, Callaway, TaylorMade, PING, and Srixon, and the differences between the most popular brand and the least popular are substantial.
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So, let’s start with the most popular brand and models in the top five.
1. Titleist TSi3
The most used driver on the PGA Tour is the Titleist TSi3, with 13 players using this club. Several factors make this the most popular driver on the PGA Tour.
Firstly, it has multi-dimensional MOI (moment of inertia), which means that it has much more consistent results across the face of the club. This results in a ball speed that is higher all across the face of the club and not only in the middle.
Thus, the TSi3 is one of the most forgiving drivers on the PGA Tour while still matching its competition in accuracy and workability.
The Titleist TSi3 comes in many different loft options starting at 6.0 degrees all the way up to 12.5 degrees in loft. These are just some of the reasons why PGA Tour players like Justin Thomas, Jordan Spieth, Cameron Smith, and Max Homa have this driver in their bags.
2. TaylorMade Stealth Plus
The TaylorMade Stealth Plus driver series is arguably one of the most widely used drivers in the world. New technology added to this series of drivers allows the player to manually adjust the weight at the back of the driver to produce fade bias or draw bias, depending on what suits them.
This is just one of the many new advancements that make this driver so popular on the PGA Tour.
Speaking of being popular, the Stealth Plus driver is used by big names such as Collin Morikawa, Scottie Scheffler, and Daniel Berger. Other models of this driver are also popular on the big tours, with both Rory McIlroy and Brooks Koepka using TaylorMade.
The Stealth Plus driver series stands out the most with its bold colors and carbon fiber top. Every aspect of this driver is designed to be as aerodynamic as possible to generate maximum ball speed at impact.
While other drivers on this list are popular amongst pros, this driver is ideal for beginners and pros alike. However, you’ll only get the true benefit of all its features once you advance your golf skills.
3. PING G425 LST
Ping has produced some of the best drivers over the years, and the stats show that it still has some of the most popular drivers on the PGA Tour. Just look at the PING G425 LST driver used by 10 of the best players on tour.
When we look at this driver’s performance, it is easy to see why players like Victor Hovland, Tony Finau, Lee Westwood, and Bubba Watson have chosen it. The new technology in the LST drivers produces extremely low spin rates without compromising accuracy.
The low spin rate results in better ball flight and longer distances which is key for the top golfers on the PGA Tour – where every yard matters. The LST driver also boasts a new elegant look and is designed to be as aerodynamic as possible.
While PING is not the most popular brand for average golfers, it produces excellent high-performance drivers that top athletes widely use. It’s definitely worth trying out if you want a more forgiving driver.
4. Callaway ST Rouge Triple Diamond LS
Every year Callaway brings out a new driver, whether it is a new series or an upgrade to an existing one. The Callaway ST Rouge Triple Diamond LS is the latest version of drivers that the guys on the PGA Tour are using.
Callaway drivers are currently used by 28 players on the PGA Tour, with the Triple Diamond LS being the most used one. Players like Abraham Ancer, Jon Rahm, and Si Woo Kim all use this driver, and Branden Grace and Xander Shauffele use the plain Triple Diamond driver.
This driver is designed to produce the best ball speed possible while still being forgiving on off-center strikes. This was made possible by using advanced Artificial Intelligence to improve the flash face design of the driver.
Combined with the super strong titanium construction, this results in the best Callaway driver ever.
5. Callaway ST Rouge Triple Diamond S
Lastly, we have another Callaway driver on our list. This is no surprise when we see that Callaway is used by 28 top players on the PGA Tour, making it the second most popular driver brand on the tour.
The Callaway ST Rouge Triple Diamond S is a high MOI model designed to produce low spin and great shot-shaping control. Aside from having movable weight technology to aid players with their respective shot shapes, the ST Rouge Triple Diamond S has an aerodynamic face and high-speed forged face that promotes high ball speed off the face.
The “S” version on the Rough Triple Diamond range indicates that the loft on the club’s heel will be the stated loft. This driver gives the ball far more air-time than other drivers and is one of the most forgiving clubs you’ll ever have.
While no doubt having better clubs will give you a slight advantage, it’s a fact that golf is mostly mental. So, regardless of which driver or putter you’re using, spend time practicing your craft, and you’ll start to enjoy the game more.
Although not yet up to PGA standard, my youngest son has a Callaway driver! He plays with the Warbird model, as shown in the below photo, which is a great driver for him as a beginner.
Titleist leads the race by some margin for the most popular drivers on the PGA Tour, with some of the biggest names in the game using their irons with great success. Now that you know which players use which brand, be sure to keep an eye out for them on TV.
It will be interesting to see if and how these numbers change over the coming years as manufacturers jostle to move up the popularity rankings, but for now, the top four are well ahead of the chasing pack.
If you want to know the most popular shafts the pros use, check out this article, 7 Most Popular Shafts on The PGA Tour.