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What Clubs Do Pros Use? Top 100 PGA Tour Player Guide (2023 update)

Graeme Hay

Written by Graeme Hay | Last Updated: 18/04/2024

A set of Titleist golf clubs used by a PGA Tour pro

In spite of the fact that pros seem to play a very different game to regular amateurs it is almost impossible for us not to pay close attention to the clubs the best golfers in the world are using.

There is a small part of every amateur golfer I suspect that believes that if we simply play the same club that the pros are using then some of their magic will transfer to us and we will be able to hit some of the same shots as they do.

But what clubs do the pros actually use?

If you analysed all the golf bags of the best players on the PGA Tour and chose the most popular 14 clubs the pros carry what golf set would you end up with?

We decided to do a comprehensive analysis of the top 100 players on the PGA Tour to find out.

The most popular 14 clubs the top 100 PGA Tour pros use starts with driver, 3-wood and 5-wood with 33 choosing these woods. The most common iron set, used by 42% begins with a 4-iron to a pitching wedge that matches the iron set. 3 specialist wedges – a 50º gap, 56º sand, and 60º lob wedge are finally added to the putter.

The best players in the world however clearly don’t all use this setup and many use a number of different variations of higher numbers fairway woods such as a 7-wood, utility irons, and hybrids .

Others, particularly the younger generation, prefer to carry 4 specialist wedges including a specialist pitching wedge instead of a pitching wedge that matches their iron set.

And indeed some of the players will change the make up of their set on a regular basis depending on the particular course they are playing that week.

It is interesting however that the most common set-up of the best players on Tour will feel familiar to millions of amateurs across the world despite all of the options that are available to pros today.

But while the most common golf club set up for the top pros is one thing we wanted also to find out what the best golfers on the PGA Tour considered to be the best individual golf clubs, including lofts, shafts, grips.

And not only that we also wanted to see what had changed since the last time we carried out this analysis two years ago!

Golfing Focus infographic of most used club models by the top 100 PGA Tour pros

Most Popular Golf Clubs on the PGA Tour – Top 100 Player Breakdown

When it comes to pro golf clubs and the most common set of clubs used by the top 100 players on the PGA Tour there is clearly a lot of similarity to the club type choices made by regular amateurs.

Having a set of clubs with 3 woods, 7 irons, 3 wedges, and a putter will be a familiar thing for the vast majority of amateur players.

But when it comes to the individual club choices of this elite group on the PGA Tour it is interesting to note what they consider to be the best clubs among the most common set up.

Titleist’s TSR3 driver is the most used by the top 100 PGA Tour pros with TaylorMade’s Stealth Plus the most popular 3-wood and 5-wood. Titleist’s T100 irons are the most played with 20 playing them while Titleist’s Vokey Design SM9 is the most used gap, sand, and lob wedge. TaylorMade’s Spider X is the most popular putter.

For those interested in the detail of the most used individual clubs among the top PGA Tour pros choosing the most common club setup, including lofts, shafts, and grips we have included all this in the table below.

If you went to your local golf shop and picked up this set up of clubs you are clearly not automatically going to play like a top PGA Tour pro.

But for all the club choice options that are available to the best players in the world it is interesting to see how close this set probably is to the majority of amateurs across the world.

Further when we last did this research a couple of years ago this same set up was found to the be most common among the top 100 pros.

Golfing Focus infographic of most popular golf club brands played by the top 100 PGA Tour pros

Saying that however our analysis also found that the top pros are all constantly searching for little changes and tweaks in their golf set which will save them a stroke or three across the course of a round or a tournament.

Many pros will therefore change one or two of their clubs from week to week depending on the type of course they find themselves playing, whether that be adding in an extra wedge at the expense of a fairway wood or utility iron, or adding in a hybrid in place of their longest iron.

Take a close look at Hideki Matsuyama’s bag on the driving range at a PGA Tour event for example and you will likely see 17 or even 18 clubs in his bag.

And this means you will sometimes find him swapping in a 20º Srixon ZX Mk II utility iron in place of his Cobra King RadSpeed Tour 5-wood when the course set up demands it.

This variation among the longer clubs in the bag is most common for many of the pros who do follow the ‘standard’ set up listed above.

For every pro that uses a 5-wood you will find close to a similar number who choose a higher numbered 7-wood, utility iron or hybrid in its place.

Further a number of the pros opt to carry more than one utility iron or hybrid and then start their standard iron-set with a 5-iron or sometimes even a 6-iron.

The decision to play 4 specialist wedges instead of the standard 3 by replacing the pitching wedge which comes with the rest of the iron set is also increasing in popularity particularly among the younger generation of pros on the PGA Tour.

So for the sake of completeness in the table below we list the most popular clubs among the alternative clubs which we found used by some of the top 100 PGA Tour pros.

[Editor’s note – to put together this analysis we researched all the drivers, fairway woods, utility or driving irons, irons, irons, wedges, and putters used by the top 100 players on the PGA Tour. If you are interested in finding out more about the individual club types you can check out our other articles here:

  • What Driver is Most Used On the PGA Tour? Top 100 Player Analysis
  • The Fairway Woods Used by the Top 100 PGA Tour Pros
  • What Hybrid Golf Clubs Do the Top 100 PGA Tour Pros Use?
  • What Driving Irons Do the Pros Use on the PGA Tour?
  • What Irons Do the Pros Use? Top 100 PGA Tour Player Guide
  • What Wedges Do the Pros Use? Top 100 PGA Tour Player Analysis
  • What Putters Do the Pros Use? Top 100 PGA Tour Player Guide]

What Brand of Golf Clubs Do the Pros Use? Titleist Remains Dominant

When it comes to golf club brands they are an ever-increasing number of options on the market today.

As golf technology has developed at a rapid rate, and particularly since the turn of the century, an increasing number of specialist brands have entered the market and sometimes specialized in areas of the game, such as putter grips, previously considered not thought of as worthy of dedicated attention.

The big golf brands however have maintained an almost vice-like grip over the golf market and when it comes to the professional ranks, and what they consider to be the best golf clubs, that grip is once again in evidence.

Titleist is the dominant brand among the clubs used by the top 100 PGA Tour pros. Their clubs are the most used across almost all categories of clubs – drivers, utility irons, irons, hybrids and wedges. And in the hybrid and putter categories they are the 2nd most popular. Callaway and PING are the next most popular brands.

For many years everyone has been aware of Titleist’s stranglehold over the golf ball market but I must confess to being slightly surprised of the popularity of Titleist clubs among all club types used by the best pros on the PGA Tour.

Titleist produces the most used golf clubs across all the main categories of golf clubs with the exception of fairway woods and putters.

But even in these categories Titleist is the second most popular brand with only 1 fewer player using its Scotty Cameron branded putters compared to Callaway’s Odyssey models.

Titleist’s dominance is evident however in every other club category and especially when it comes to wedges where their Vokey Design clubs are chosen 3 times as frequently compared to the next most popular wedge brands of PING and Cleveland.

The table below highlights the most used brands among the top 100 PGA Tour pros and as you can see Titleist’s dominance is very clear, as it was when we looked at the club brands being used by this elite group a couple of years ago.

We did though note two key points which have changed since then.

Firstly Srixon has become a more popular brand among the PGA Tour pros in that time, overtaking TaylorMade in terms of popularity and getting very close to the popularity levels of Callaway and PING when we take into account all the club categories.

And secondly PXG has fallen away by comparison with now none of the top 100 pros we looked at using any of their drivers, fairway woods, utility irons or irons compared to a few who were using them two years ago.

Golfing Focus infographic of the ranking of the brands of clubs played by the top 100 PGA Tour pros across all club types - drivers, woods, hybrids, driving irons, irons, wedges and putters.

Before you go …

Knowing what clubs the top PGA Tour pros are using is always interesting but with the swingspeeds of the average male pro typically being over 20mph faster than the average amateur golfer (114mph vs. 93.4mph ) there is possibly more to learn from the clubs being played by the best female pros.

Read our next article to find out what clubs the best LPGA pros are choosing with their 94mph average swingspeeds …

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Ever wonder what golf clubs do the pros use? In this article, Matt Callcott-Stevens captured all the critical data on the PGA Tour & PGA Tour Champions golf clubs and how players build their bags in comparison.

With the PGA Tour wrapped up for the season, I have had time on my hands to unleash my inner golf nerd. I have spent the past few weeks analyzing what golf clubs do the pros use on the PGA Tour Champions and the PGA Tour .

My ambition is to highlight the similarities and differences between pro tour golf clubs for seniors and the younger generation. After reading this guide, you will know what the top brands and golf clubs on the PGA Tour are. I will also leave you with a breakdown of the clubs your favorite tour pros swing. 

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What Clubs Do Pros Carry?

Popular Golf Club Brands Used by Professional Golfers showing dominance by Titleist and TaylorMade

Titleist, TaylorMade, Callaway, Ping, and Srixon are the most popular golf club brands utilized by pro tour golfers. I reveal the percentage of top PGA and PGA Tour Champions players using each brand.

Titleist Golf Clubs

Titleist trumps its competitor golf club brands in popularity on the PGA Tour. The brand accounts for 36% of all irons used by the top 50 players and 24% of drivers. That value rises when we look at wedges, with 48% playing Titleist Vokey wedges. Tour players appreciate Titleist golf clubs for their feel, feedback, compact designs, and workable flight.

Patrick Cantlay , Max Homa, Matt Fitzpatrick, Will Zalatoris, Jordan Spieth, and Justin Thomas are a few pros synonymous with Titleist. Although they employ different models in their bag, I found the T100 irons are the most popular. Ten of the top 50 PGA Tour pros currently play the workable T100 range.

Conversely, the brand does not enjoy the same prominence on the PGA Tour Champions with the longer clubs. Padraig Harrington uses their TSR3 driver, while Brett Quigley and Dicky Pride use Titleist irons.

TaylorMade Golf Clubs

TaylorMade is the next most popular brand, accounting for 30% of fairway woods and irons among the top 50 PGA Tour professional golfers. TaylorMade Fairway Woods are also a popular option for the Tour Champions players, with 30% of the top 30 players using the brand.

I find the presence of the brand dwindles as we reach the lower clubs in the bag, stemming from an abundance of short-game options. Only 8.2% of the players analyzed use TaylorMade wedges on the PGA Tour, while the result was 0% on the PGA Tour Champions.

Famed TaylorMade tour staffers include Rory McIlroy, Tiger Woods, and Scottie Scheffler. PGA Tour Champions players who use TaylorMade clubs include Fred Couples and Vijay Singh .

Callaway Golf Clubs

Callaway follows TaylorMade as the third most golf clubs on Tour, with a healthy selection of metal woods, hybrids, irons, wedges, and putters. The brand dominates the hybrid category on both tours, with 35.31% and 26.7% of the top 50 PGA Tour and senior players using them, respectively.

Their dominance is also seen in the putting department on the youngsters and veterans tour thanks to their acquisition of Odyssey Golf. Just under one-third of the top players use a Callaway putter on the PGA Tour, but the figure almost doubles to 52.21% of pros on the seniors tour.

I was always impressed by Callaway’s result in the driver department on the PGA Tour Champions. Just under half, or 44%, of the top 30 senior golfers use Callaway drivers. Jon Rahm, Xander Schauffele , and Si Woo Kim are among the biggest names on the brand’s portfolio.

Despite severing ties with the brand in 2022, Phil Mickelson is the most famed golfer over 50 years old swinging Callaway clubs.

Ping Golf Clubs

Ping does not dominate one category specifically, but it is well represented through the bag. Twenty-four percent of senior golfers swing a Ping driver, while 18% of PGA Tour pros use the brand.

The next popular golf clubs category where the brand appears are the fairway woods and putter sections. Just under 17% of the top 30 seniors swing a Ping fairway wood compared to 16% on the PGA Tour. 

The most popular PGA Tour pros who play Ping golf clubs include Viktor Hovland, Tony Finau, Tyrrell Hatton, and Sahith Theegala. Miguel Angel Jimenez and Kevin Sutherland are two notable Ping staffers on the PGA Tour Champions.

Srixon Golf Clubs

Srixon produces value for money, soft feeling, high launching, and workable metal woods and irons for amateurs and pros. Srixon is dwarfed in tour representation compared to Titleist, TaylorMade, and Callaway golf clubs. However, they punch above their weight in the irons department.

Over 20% of the top Senior golfers employ Srixon irons in their golf bags for their feel, forgiveness, launch, and workability. It ties with Callaway for the most used irons brand by the top Champions Tour golfers.

Srixon does not manufacture wedges or putters, relying on their sister brand, Cleveland to handle this area. Hideki Matsuyama, Shane Lowry, and Brooks Koepka are the highest-profile players to operate with the brand’s irons. My former boss, Ernie Els , carries the Srixon flag high on the senior’s tour, using their irons.

Cobra Golf Clubs

Cobra is one of the least popular brands on the PGA and PGA Tour Champions with the top-ranked players. It only accounts for 2% of drivers, 4% of fairway woods, and 3.3% of irons swung by PGA Tour professional golfers.

I was surprised to find none of the best Tour Champions players using Cobra golf clubs , despite my experience of forgiving, easy launching, and long clubs superbly suited to senior golfers.

Rickie Fowler is the most popular name on the Cobra Golf books since the brand parted ways with Bryson DeChambeau in 2022.

Cleveland Golf Clubs

Although the highly forgiving Cleveland woods, irons, and hybrids perform for amateurs, they are tough to find in a pro’s bag. However, their wedges are highly popular with PGA Tour and PGA Tour Champions players for their feel, acoustics, launch, and exceptional spin.

I recorded 14.3% of the top 50 PGA Tour golfers using Cleveland wedges, with the RTX ZipCore proving the most popular golf club. The quantity of pros using Cleveland wedges increases on the Champions Tour, with 20.8% of players using the brand’s short clubs.

Brooks Koepka, Keegan Bradley, Hideki Matsuyama, and Shane Lowry are the most famous profile players using Cleveland wedges. On the Champions Tour, Jerry Kelly, Ernie Els, K.J Choi, and David Toms play wedges from the Huntington Beach, California outfit.

Most Popular Golf Clubs on the PGA Tour

Most Popular Drivers on Tour

Most Popular Drivers on Tour

The Titleist TSR3 is the most popular big stick among the Top 50 PGA Tour pros, with 24% carrying one. Callaway came in second with the Paradym Triple Diamond, while the TaylorMade Stealth 2 Plus is the third most popular driver on tour.

Breakdown of Drivers on the PGA Tour

Titleist tsr3 driver.

The Titleist TSR3 driver is the most popular pick for PGA Tour pros. It accounts for 24% of the drivers used by the Top 50 golfers on the planet. The aerodynamics, feel, acoustics, speed, and low spin deliver the optimal tee box experience.

Callaway Paradym TD Driver (8)

Eight top professional golfers swing the low spinning, high launching, neutral flying Callaway Paradym Triple Diamond driver. Chief among them is Cameron Young, who finished third on the PGA Tour in 2023 for average driving distance.

Although I appreciate the adjustable weighting design on the Paradym TD, I do not find it as forgiving as the standard Callaway Paradym. Low handicappers will appreciate the workability and acoustics of the Paradym TD. However, its reduced forgiveness is less ideal for mid and high-handicappers.

TaylorMade Stealth Plus Driver 2

The TaylorMade Stealth Plus 2 finds itself in the bags of 7 of the top 50 PGA Tour pros, including Rory McIlroy. The Northern Irishman was the longest hitter on tour in the 2022/23 season, with an average distance of 326.3 yards.

I love the low spin, elevated launch, forgiveness, feel, and acoustics of the Stealth Plus 2. Unfortunately, it’s not ideal for the average golfer. The reduced spin requires a higher swing speed to consistently get the ball airborne. This is why I prefer the easier launching Stealth Plus 2 HD driver for the average player.

5 Longest Hitters & PGA Tour Golf Clubs

Rory McIlroy produced the best driving distance average in the 2023 season, returning figures of 326.3 yards. The Northern Irishman swung a TaylorMade Stealth 2 Plus to deliver low spin, forgiveness, and explosive ball speed. The remaining 4 players in the top 5 used a mix of Srixon, Callaway, and Ping drivers.

TaylorMade was the only brand to feature in the top 5 twice, with their Stealth 2 Plus and SIM 2 Max, swung by Matti Schmid.

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Russel Henley delivered the best fairway in regulation returns in the 2023 season, hitting 71.74% of fairways. He employed the services of a Titleist TSi3 to keep him on the short grass, the only Titleist big stick to feature in the top 5.

Henley was trailed by Morikawa and Ryan Moore, who swing a TaylorMade Stealth 2 Plus and Cobra Aerojet LS, respectively.

Most Popular Fairway Woods on the PGA Tour

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The Titleist TSR3 is the most popular big stick among the Top 50 PGA Tour pros, with 24% carrying the high launching, adjustable wood. The Callaway Paradym TD is the second most used fairway wood, with 5 players swinging it, while the Stealth 2 is played by 4 tour pros.

Breakdown of Fairway Woods on the PGA Tour

Callaway paradym td .

Callaway Paradym TD fairway woods are the single most used model on tour, with 7 of the top 50 carrying them. Jon Rahm, Tony Finau, and Xander Schauffele are among the golfers swinging the low-spinning, fast-face adjustable driver.

Titleist TSR3

Jordan Spieth and Cameron Young are two of the six tour pros who operated with a Titleist TSR3 this season. I find the adjustable fairway wood delivers workable flight and a mid-to-high launch to suit superior golfers seeking maximum control off the tee and on approach.

TaylorMade Stealth 2  

TaylorMade bags the final spot on the podium in the Fairway Woods category with their Stealth 2 range. I found that 4 professional golfers, including Scottie Scheffler and Tommy Fleetwood, play the clean gliding sole and high-launching Stealth 2.

Most Popular Golf Hybrids on Tour

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Only 17 out of the top 50 golfers on the PGA Tour carry a hybrid in their bag. Although traditionally associated with high handicappers, some tour pros desire the effortless launch and forgiveness of a hybrid on approach.

Jon Rahm, Xander Schauffele, and Matt Fitzpatrick are the only 3 players inside the top 10 that play a hybrid. Titleist dominate the category with their TSi2 hybrid, followed closely by the Callaway Apex and Apex Utility Wood.

Titleist TSi2

Cam Young, Jordan Spieth , and Russell Henley are all aboard the TSi2 wagon, favoring it for its feel, turf interaction, and towering launch. I also find the TSi2 boasts an explosive clubface, which preserves ball speed and contains spin for maximum distance.

Callaway Apex Hybrid

Keegan Bradley and Emiliano Grillo carry the fast, long, and adjustable Callaway Apex hybrid. In my experience, the hybrid produced neutral ball flight and outstanding distance for consistent long-game results. I also appreciate the adjustable hosel to alter my launch and flight settings.

Callaway Apex UW

Xander Schauffele and Sam Burns turn to the fast, forgiving, stable, and easy-launching Apex UW hybrid on approach and off the tee. In my experience, the Apex hybrid offers the speed and turf interaction of fairway woods with the launch and forgiveness of hybrids.

What Irons Do the Pros Use?

TaylorMade and Titleist is the dominant golf irons brand on the PGA Tour, covering 60% of the top tour players. Despite the popularity of TaylorMade as a brand, none of their irons are among the 3 most played sets on tour.

The Titleist T100 range is the clear winner, with 10 tour players carrying the irons in their bags. T100 irons are followed by the Callaway Apex TCB and Srixon ZX7 MKII.

Graph of the most used irons on pga tour  2023 - showing Callaway and Titleist dominating the list.

Breakdown Most Used Irons on Pga Tour

Titleist t100.

The dual-cavity constructed T100 range features in the bags of 20% of the top 50 players iron setups. Jordan Spieth, Will Zalatoris, and Cam Smith play the T100 set for their feel, workability, progressive center of gravity, and clean turf interaction.

Callaway Apex TCB

The Callaway Apex TCB iron models are favored by Jon Rahm and Sam Burns for their feel, flight, control, and compact design. I find these irons highly workable and appreciate the crisp acoustics of shots out of the sweet spot.

Srixon ZX7 MKII

Five-time major winner Brooks Koepka is one of four top 50 players swinging the Srixon ZX7 MKii irons. These modern clubs generate the feel, launch, spin, and workability tour players demand on approach.

5 Most Accurate Approach Players

The Callaway Apex TCB irons featured in 2 of the top 5 accurate golfers bags in 2023. Kevin Yu and Jon Rahm played the TCB iron model and were second and fifth most accurate for the season.

Scottie Scheffler recorded the highest greens in regulation percentage, hitting 74.43% of greens with the TaylorMade P7TW irons . Collin Morikawa, another TaylorMade staffer, had the third-highest GIR return, with 70.85%. The double major winner finished the season with a 70.85% success rate on approach.

Most Popular Golf Wedges on Tour

Most Popular Golf Wedges on Tour

Titleist Vokey reigns supreme in the wedges section, accounting for 51% of the high-spinning pro tour golf clubs. The Vokey SM9 is a favorite, appearing in 18 of the top 50 players’ bags for its spin, flight, control, and abundance of sole grinds.

Cleveland and Ping brands account for the second most wedges, with 14.3% of the top golfers using their short clubs. I found the RTX ZipCore was the most popular Cleveland wedge, while the Glide 4.0 topped the standings for Ping.

Breakdown of PGA Tour Wedges

Titleist vokey sm9.

The Titleist Vokey SM9 is the single most popular wedge series on tour, appearing in the bags of 18 pros. Max Homa, Brian Harman , and Jordan Spieth are three of the top 50 pros currently relying on the high-spinning, versatile SM9 wedges.

Ping Glide 4.0

Ping Glide 4.0 wedges made it into the bags of 7 top 50 golfers this season, including the FedEx Cup Champion, Viktor Hovland . Pros appreciate the Glide 4.0 due to its clean turf interaction, enhanced friction, and consistent greenside spin.

Cleveland RTX ZipCore

Wedges are the only club where Cleveland-branded golf clubs are in a pro’s bag. The RTX ZipCore is the third single most popular wedge among the best golfers in the world. Brooks Koepka and Keegan Bradley carry it for its outstanding spin, feel, and durable grooves.

5 Best Scrambling Leaders in the World

The 2023 Open Championship winner Brian Harman thrived from the greenside this season, recording the best scrambling record . The Savannah local posted a 67.74% scrambling success rate using the Titleist Vokey SM9. Harman was followed by Jonathan Byrd on 66.35%, who also used a Titleist Vokey SM9.

The Titleist brand rounded out the top 5 with Tommy Fleetwood, who plays Vokey Wedgeworks Proto wedges. Matt Kuchar and J.J. Spaun placed third and fourth, respectively, using the Cleveland RTX ZipCore wedges.

PGA Tour: What Putters Do the Pros Use?

Titleist continued to dominate its fellow golf club brands in the short stick department, with their Scotty Cameron models accounting for 34% of the top 50 putters. Callaway Odyssey putters are played by 28% of the top 50 players and came in second.

The Callaway Odyssey Versa Jailbird was the single most popular putter found in 4 players bags. It was followed by the TaylorMade Spider X Hydroblast, used by Kurt Kitayama and Tom Hoge. Rory McIlroy and Cameron Young stroked the Titleist Scotty Cameron T-5 Proto, the third most used flatstick.

Most Popular Putters on Tour showing graph as it relates to what golf clubs do the pros use.

Breakdown of Most Popular Putters on the PGA Tour

Callaway odyssey versa jailbird.

Wydnham Clarke, Rickie Fowler, and Keegan Bradley are three stars who stroked Versa Jailbird. The top players appreciate the Versa for its elevated moment of inertia (MOI), stability, and forgiveness without impacting feel and control. 

TaylorMade Spider X HydroBlast

TaylorMade tied Titleist Scotty Cameron for the second most-stroked putter on the PGA Tour. Kurt Kitayama and Tom Hoge carried the flat stick for its clean roll, premium finish, and forgiveness across the putter face.

Scotty Cameron X T5 Prototype

The X T5 Prototype is developed for tour players seeking increased forgiveness, a premium finish, and a clean roll off the clubface. Patrick Cantlay and Cameron Young both carry the X T5 Prototype.

Lowest Putting Averages PGA Tour – Putting Statistics

Taylor Montgomery recorded the lowest putting average in 2023 using a decade-old putter. The Las Vegan averaged 1.665 putts per hole and converted his birdie attempts 38.31% of the time. His chosen flatstick is a TaylorMade Ghost Spider S .

Montgomery is the only member of the five best putters to stroke a TaylorMade flat stick. Sam Ryder and Eric Cole finished second and third respectively, with Callaway Odyssey putters. 

Most Popular Golf Clubs on the PGA Tour Champions Tour

Most Popular Drivers on the PGA Champions Tour

Most Popular Drivers on the PGA Champions Tour

Contrary to the PGA Tour, Titleist does not enjoy the prevalence on the Champions Tour. Only 8% of the top 30 senior golfers carry a Titleist driver, compared to 44% who operate with a Callaway big stick. Ping ranks second for driver selection, followed by Tour Edge, which did not feature at all on the PGA Tour.

The Ping G430 LST is the single most popular driver among Champions Tour pros, with 10% of the players analyzed using the model. Callaway takes the second and third places on the podium with the Paradym Triple Diamond and Epic Speed Triple Diamond.

Breakdown of Drivers on the Champions Tour

Ping g430 lst driver.

The low-spinning Ping G430 LST is a popular option for faster-swinging, longer-hitting seniors like Phil Mickelson. Miguel Jimenez and Kevin Sutherland also use the fast, forgiving, medium launching driver despite lagging Phil on the distance front.

Callaway Paradym TD Driver

The ever-consistent Stephen Ames heads the lineup of Champions Tour players swinging the Paradym TD off the tee. David Toms and K.J. Choi follow Ames example by carrying the fast, adjustable, and neutral flying Paradym TD.

Callaway Epic Speed TD Driver

Although it is 2 years older than the Paradym, Steve Stricker and Steve Alker still find use for the Epic Speed TD in their bag. The adjustable hosel, neutral flight, explosive face, and high launch help faster swing speed golfers maximize distance off the tee box.

5 Longest Hitters on the PGA Tour Champions

Robert Karlsson enjoys the best average driving distance figures in 2023, with 308.9 yards off the tee. The Swede relies on the Titleist TS3 to maximize his yardage, while the runner-up, Tim O’neal, shoots with a Titleist TSi2.

The gap between O’Neal in second and Scott McCarron in third is almost 9 yards. McCarron operated with a Tour Edge Exotics C722 driver, averaging 297.1 yards.

5 Most Accurate Drivers on the PGA Tour Champions

Jerry Kelly boasts a superior tee shot accuracy to his peers, reaching 81.49% of fairways in 2023 with his Ping G425 LST. Bernhard Langer snuck in behind Kelly for second, hitting 79.94% of fairways using an older Ping G400 driver.

The only non-Ping player I found in the top 5 for FIR was Olin Browne, who swings the Callaway Paradym Triple Diamond. Unfortunately, I struggled to find an updated version of Fred Funk and Paul Goydos’ drivers, and I decided to leave them out. If any reader has spotted the bags of these players recently, please let me know so I can update the table.

Most Popular Fairway Woods on Senior Tour

Most Popular Fairway Woods on PGA Tour Champions

Callaway and TaylorMade fairway woods are found in half of the top 30 senior players’ bags. Each brand contributes 25% to the cause. The TaylorMade SIM is the most played fairway wood, followed by the Tour Edge Exotics C722 and the Ping G430 Max.

Despite being a prominent fairway wood brand for seniors, the Epic Flash is the only Callaway fairway wood used by more than one player.

Breakdown of Fairway Woods on the Champions Tour

Taylormade sim.

The TaylorMade SIM is played by 3 Champions Tour pros for its accelerated clubhead speed, low CG, and clean sole interaction. Vijay Singh , Steven Alker, and Dicky Pride all carry the TaylorMade SIM despite being older model golf clubs.

Tour Edge Exotics C722

Two Germans, Two majors in 2023, and both individuals swing Tour Edge Exotics C722 fairway woods. Bernhard Langer and Alex Cejka play the C722 range for its explosive clubface, clean turf interaction, elevated launch, and consistency.

Ping G430 Max

The Ping G430 Max features in 2 top 30 players bags. Stewart Cink and Y.E. Yang use the adjustable, fast-paced, and spin-controlled face to maximize launch and distance on approach or off the tee. 

Most Popular Hybrids on PGA Tour Champions

Most Popular Hybrids on PGA Tour Champions

Over 50% of the top 30 PGA Tour Champions players swing hybrids for their clean turf interaction, elevated MOI, and towering launch. Tour Edge and Callaway lead the way in the field, each accounting for 26.7% of hybrids.

Titleist, TaylorMade, and Ping take up the remaining spots, each contributing 13.3% to the total hybrids played on the senior’s tour.

Breakdown of Hybrids on the Champions Tour

The Tour Edge Exotics C722 is the single most popular hybrid on tour, played by 3 of the top 30 players. Bernhard Langer , Tim Petrovic, and Ken Duke employ the forgiving and adjustable hybrid to reduce turf interaction, lower spin, and send the ball consistently high off the deck.

Callaway Apex Utility Woods generate blistering speed across the surface and contain spin to encourage a powerful launch. Phil Mickelson and KJ Choi are the seniors inside the top 30 to swing the utility wood. Outside of the top 30 golfers in the world, David Duval and Jim Furyk carry the Callaway Apex UW.

The extremely high MOI, thin fast face, and spin-controlling Ping G400 is the third most popular hybrid on the Tour Champions. Steve Flesch and Kevin Sutherland are the two notable players who swing the older model Ping hybrid to boost distance on approach.

What Golf Irons Do Pros Use on the PGA Tour Champions?

Most Popular Irons on PGA Tour Champions

Srixon and Callaway are the most popular tour pro golf clubs brands for irons on the senior tour. Together, the pair contributes 41.6% of irons to the top 30 seniors. Ping follows by supplying 16.7% of irons to the top players while Tour Edge is the fourth most popular, with 12.5% of top seniors swinging their irons.

The Srixon ZX7 range is the most popular choice among Tour Champions, followed by the Tour Edge EXS Pro blade irons. Callaway X-Forged are the third most popular, along with the newer Srixon ZX7 MKii irons.

Breakdown of Most Popular Irons on Senior Tour

The tour cavity back construction on the ZX7 irons enhances the stability and forgiveness of the golf club while preserving a compact profile. I find the long irons generate rapid pace and a powerful launch, and the short irons and wedges generate maximum spin on approach.

Jerry Kelly, K.J. Choi, and Steve Flesch play the older ZX7 range. Conversely, David Toms and Ernie Els play the newer ZX7 MKii irons .

Tour Edge EXS Pro

Tour Edge EXS Pro blade irons ensure a soft feel, crisp acoustics, and workable flight on approach. Ken Duke and Tim Petrovic play the slick-looking blades, which offer limited forgiveness but enhance the control of superior golfers on approach strikes.

It is interesting to note that the most accurate tour player on approach, Bernhard Langer, plays a different model Tour Edge blade iron. The German turns to the Tour Edge Exotics CBX Forged to handle his shots from the fairway and the rough.

Callaway X-Forged

My compatriots, Retief Goosen and Alex Cejka carry the Callaway X-Forged irons in their golf bags. I find these irons generate a buttery soft feel, controlled spin, and amplified acoustics thanks to their forged body construction. They are also a pleasure to gaze upon at address, and they encourage smooth turf interaction from any lie.

5 Most Accurate Approach Players on PGA Tour Champions

 what irons do pros use section showing Ernie Els hitting his approach shot his his golf iron.

The ever-consistent Bernhard Langer has the highest GIR percentage on the Tour Champions in 2023. He has hit over 78% of all greens on approach, which is why he ranks among the top 3 earners on tour. Langer is followed by Steve Stricker, who reached 77% of GIR this season.

Most Popular Wedges on PGA Tour Champions

Most Popular Wedges on PGA Tour Champions

It is no surprise to see Titleist holding the largest share of wedges on the Tour Champions, with their Vokey range. Unlike the PGA Tour, it is the older version Vokey SM8, which is preferred by players like Steve Stricker and Steve Flesch. I discovered that 33.3% of the top 30 seniors are swinging a Titleist Vokey wedge.

Cleveland is responsible for the second most popular brand of wedges, with the RTX ZipCore a favorite among the veterans. Callaway contributes the third highest count of wedges to senior tour professional golfers.

Breakdown of Wedges on the PGA Champions Tour

Titleist vokey sm8 .

Titleist Vokey SM8 wedges are played by 13% of top Tour Champions players. The wedges are preferred for their master craftsmanship, controlled flight, soft feel, and exceptional spin to maximize control. The 3 Steves fly the Vokey SM8 flag high on the Champions Tour, with Alker , Stricker, and Flesch all carrying them.

Miguel Angel Jimenez , Stewart Cink, and Kevin Sutherland employ the Glide 4.0 wedges for their turf interaction, spin, and feel. Despite the elevated spin rate, the wedge launches low, feels soft, and is crafted in 4 grind options to excel from every lie.

David Toms, Darren Clarke , and Ernie Els ply their greenside trade with the soft-feeling, low-launching, and high-spinning Cleveland RTX ZipCore range. In my experience, these wedges boast durable, sharp grooves that encourage maximum shot-stopping power on pitches, flops, and short approach shots.

5 Best Scrambling PGA Tour Champions Leaders

Bernhard Langer at Chubb Classic in 2023

The best senior golfer in the world also has the highest scrambling success rate on the Tour Champions this year. Steve Stricker has successfully gotten up and down from the greenside 71.74% of the time, 2% more than second-placed Jerry Kelly has produced.

Stricker is a Titleist loyalist in the wedge department, operating with an SM8 pitching wedge, SM7 sand wedge, and SM4 lob wedge. Third place Steven Alker also players Vokey SM8 wedges, while Jerry Kelly generates spin with the Cleveland RTX 3 and 4 golf clubs.

PGA Tour Champions : What Putters Do the Pros Use ?

Most Popular Putters on PGA Tour Champions showing a graph of the most popular putter on senior tour

Callaway Odyssey is the largest single proprietor of putters to the top 30 ranked seniors. This golf equipment brand accounts for over 52% of the top players’ putters, with the White Hot 2 Ball and White Hot OG 7 the most played flat sticks.

Titleist supplies the second most putters to top veteran golfers, with their Scotty Cameron range, while Ping places third. Several senior golfers play putters from boutique manufacturers like AR Golf, Sacks Parrente, and Bloodline Golf.

Breakdown of Most Popular Putters on the Senior Tour

Callaway odyssey white hot og 2 ball.

The famed Odyssey White Hot OG 2 Ball putter design is a hit with the senior golfers for its alignment aid, stability, and clean roll. Eight golfers stroke the 2 Ball construction, including Padraig Harrington, Bernhard Langer, and Steve Flesch .

While assessing putting stats, I noticed that two low putting averages were achieved with an Odyssey putter. However, none of the players were using an Odyssey 2 Ball. Steve Stricker, the best putter on tour this season, achieved the feat using a bladed White Hot No.2 flatstick. Fifth place, Steven Alker employed an Odyssey White Hot OG Rossie.

Callaway White Hot OG Odyssey Seven

Another premium, soft-feeling putter is the Callaway Odyssey Seven. The winged back mallet putter optimizes stability and friction, encouraging enhanced topspin on all putts. Alex Cejka and K.J. Choi rely on the Odyssey Seven to get them around the green.

Titleist Scotty Cameron Go Lo S1

The Titleist Scotty Cameron Go Lo S1 Proto combines forgiveness, premium looks, and a soft feel. I found the milled putter face increases friction and topspin to optimize roll and distance control. David Toms is the highest-profile player in the top 30, stroking the Go Lo S1.

5 Lowest Putting Averages on PGA Tour Champions

I thought it was interesting that no two players in the top 5 used the same putter to achieve their low putting averages . Top-ranked Steve Stricker added an Odyssey White Hot No.2 to the bag, while Miguel Angel Jimenez putts with a Ping D572C.

Brett Quigley and Y.E. Yang putted with Scotty Cameron flat sticks, but different models. Quigley struck the 009 Masterful Tourtype SSS, while Yang handled the GSS Tour.

How Does the Set Up Change from PGA Tour to PGA Tour Champions?

Collage of photos of golf clubs that the pros use

I noticed three predominant differences between the setup of PGA and Champions Tour pro golf clubs. Driver lofts, hybrids, and driving irons were the key differences in the bag structure. I also discovered that seniors often add older model clubs to their golf bags.

PGA Tour Driver Lofts

While comparing the drivers of Tour Champions to PGA Tour players, I noticed that the lofts differed. On average, senior golfers prefer higher lofted drivers set at 10.5°, compared to the PGA Tour, where the lower lofted 9° profile is popular.

There are exceptions to the rule, like Vijay Singh and Phil Mickelson, who swing a 7.5° driver. Miguel Angel Jimenez and Steven Alker also unleash strong lofted 9° drivers for a lower launching golf ball.

Driving Iron vs Hybrid : Common Club Set Up

Only 34% of the top 50 PGA Tour pros carry a hybrid in their bag, with driving irons still being preferred by many of the game’s best. However, 53% of Tour Champions golfers play a hybrid for the elevated launch, clean turf interaction, and forgiveness.

I discovered that PGA Tour pros typically prefer the workability and controlled flight of a utility iron over a hybrid. Professional golfers may change their bags at any time to suit the conditions of a specific course. 

For example, a lower launching driver iron is ideal for windy days and dry courses. Conversely, the high-launching soft landing hybrid suits target golf courses that demand precise distance control on approach.

Best Golfers in the World Using Older Clubs on Tour

My research revealed that Champions Tour pros enjoy carrying older model clubs that they are comfortable swinging. Until recently, Bernhard Langer used Adams Idea Pro hybrids released 16 years ago. Steve Stricker also utilizes a 9-year-old Titleist 915F fairway wood.

Like anything, there are exceptions to the rules. The best putter on the PGA Tour this season, Taylor Montgomery, uses a 10-year-old Taylormade Ghost Spider S. So, having the latest golf equipment may not always be the answer for gaining more accuracy, even for the best players.

Do Most PGA Tour Players Use Lead Tape?

what golf clubs do the pros use?  Showing Sutherland golfer on the Champions Tour and the lead tape he uses on his Ping golf clubs.

Yes, PGA Tour players do use lead tape on different clubs to achieve optimal MOI and CG placement. PGA Tour professional golfer, Akshay Bhatia explains that lead tape boosts the MOI of his driver and fairway woods for greater long-game forgiveness.

He also applies lead tape to his wedges to raise the CG level. This promotes a lower launch, consistent contact, friction, and spin. Finally, he uses lead tape on his putter to help it sit square at address and resist twisting at impact.

⛳️ Read More: Should I Add Lead Tape to My Golf Clubs?

Final Thoughts: What Golf Clubs Do the Pros Use?

After reviewing what clubs do pros use, it is clear that Titleist is the dominant brand on the PGA Tour. More top 50 PGA Tour players use their drivers, irons, wedges, and putters than any other brand. I found that 24% of the top 50 players swing the Titleist TSR3 driver .

The TSR3 fairway wood was another favorite with the pros, along with the Titleist T100 irons. Titleist Scotty Cameron putters ruled the roost on the PGA Tour, and the Callaway Odyssey brand leads the way with the seniors.

Callaway and Ping are the preferred metal wood brands on the Tour Champions, while the Srixon ZX7 set are the most popular irons. Finally, the Titleist Vokey wedges are king on both tours. Although PGA Tour pros prefer the SM9 while older pros prefer the SM8.

Frequently Asked Questions

What iron is used most on the pga tour.

The Titleist T100 iron range is the most used on the PGA Tour, appearing in 20% of the top 50 players’ bags. Callaway Apex TCB irons are the next most popular, performing for 8% of the top 50 PGA golfers.

What driver is most used on the PGA Tour?

What is the difference between pga tour and pga tour champions.

The primary difference between the PGA Tour and PGA Tour Champions is the competitiveness and age of the players. The PGA Tour Champions is for golfers age 50 and older. Profesional golfers become eligible for Tour Champions once they hit the age minimum. Secondary differences is that the PGA Tour offers substantially larger purse sizes. The Senior Tour also can use a golf cart.

What is the most common putter used on the PGA Tour?

Titleist Scotty Cameron models are the most common and dominate at 34% of the top 50 putters on the PGA Tour. Callaway Odyssey putters are played by 28% of the top 50 players and came in second. The Callaway Odyssey Versa Jailbird was the single most popular model of putter found in 4 players bags in 2023.

What golf ball do the pros use?

Titleist golf balls have dominated the PGA Tour and PGA Tour Champions for many years, whether for more distance or spin control. The Pro V1 and Pro V1x tend to be the preferred choice among top golfers in the world.

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The most interesting cases of tour pros and their used clubs

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Last week at the Omega European Masters, Tommy Fleetwood contended early in the week with an Odyssey DFX 2-Ball Blade putter that his caddie purchased for £90 (about $108) off eBay in January, eventually finishing in the top 10. Tour players using clubs they purchased is a rarity. After all, tour players are a pampered bunch with tour reps waiting at nearly every tournament to cater to their equipment needs. Still, players using clubs they bought with their own cash is a fascinating list.

Here are seven instances of tour pros paying for their sticks or golf balls.

Perhaps the most famous instance is Jim Furyk , who visited Joe & Leigh's Discount Golf Shop at Pine Oaks Golf Club in South Easton, Mass., prior to the 2010 Deutsche Bank Championship. Furyk bought a used Yes! Sophia putter from a rack of used clubs for just $39. Furyk used the putter and went on to win the Tour Championship and the $10-million FedEx Cup.

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Perhaps such success is why in 2013 Furyk went shopping again, visiting a local Edwin Watts store in Orlando during the week of the Arnold Palmer Invitational where he purchased an Odyssey Versa putter.

K.J. Choi also had success with purchased clubs, in his case a set of irons. On Monday of the Memorial Tournament in 2013, employees at Golf Galaxy in Dublin, Ohio (about six minutes from Muirfield Village Golf Club), had a surprise customer in the eight-time PGA Tour winner. The Memorial is one of the few events not to allow tour vans on site, leaving Choi no other option. Choi brought his Miura 7-iron with him as a baseline for swingweight, tried Mizuno’s MP-59 and MP-64 models as well as Titleist’s CB irons, eventually settling on the MP-64s. For the week, Choi finished T-21, ranking 33rd in greens in regulation. That was good enough to win $58,202.50. The cash came in handy as Choi did not get a break on the price. “Well, he didn’t want the 3-iron so we did prorate the price to seven clubs,” said store manager Jay Chiles. Tyrrell Hatton also did the same at the 2018 Northern Trust, buying a fresh Ping Sigma from a nearby Golf Galaxy before the final round to shoot a 64 and finish T-5, qualifying for Boston.

Prior to the first round of the 2003 AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am, Pat Perez discovered he had left all eight dozen of his Nike TA2 golf balls in his car. With the vehicle too far away to retrieve the balls before his tee time, Perez dispatched his caddie to the pro shop where he bought three sleeves of Nike's DD balls (the TA2 was not available at retail yet). The purchase set Perez back $57, but hey, they did have the Pebble Beach logo on them. Perez shot 69, using just one sleeve. Asked what he did with the other two, Perez said matter-of-factly, "We returned them."

Pat Perez 2003 AT&T Pebble Beach

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Perez, however, isn't the only PGA Tour player who found himself a few sleeves short. Lee Janzen , for example, arrived at Tiburon Golf Club in Naples, Fla., for the 2002 Franklin Templeton Shootout, only to find his locker devoid of golf balls. Unfazed, the two-time U.S. Open champion went to the pro shop, whipped out his credit card and purchased a dozen Titleist Pro V1s to get him through the event. It was a sound purchase, as Janzen and his partner, Rocco Mediate, won by a stroke.

Even some players on the senior circuit part with their cash for clubs. At the end of the 2003 season, Champions Tour player Tom Jenkins couldn't find any of his favorite wedges—the Cleveland 691 "U stamp" models in 55- and 58-degree lofts. So Jenkins did what any savvy consumer would do: He went online. "I did an eBay search and [still] couldn't find any," Jenkins said. "But I went back a week later, and there they were." Buying from several sellers at about $15 each, Jenkins stocked up, buying eight of the 58-degree wedges and five of the 55-degree models.

After opening the 2003 Charles Schwab Championship at Sonoma (Calif.) Golf Club with rounds of 74, 69 and 72, Doug Tewell was in the market for a new flat stick. "I was putting so bad I went in the pro shop after the third round and bought an Odyssey Tri-Hot putter," Tewell said. "It was a good $75 investment because I went out the next day and shot 65." Good investment indeed. Tewell's hot final round jumped him to a T-16 finish and he earned a $47,500 payday.

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7 Most Popular Irons On The PGA Tour (2023 Update)

Nowadays, the scrutiny on what golf irons the pros are using is greater than ever, and club manufacturers are more aware of this perception by the golf playing and golf watching audiences around the world. So, what are the most popular irons on the PGA Tour?

The 7 most popular irons on the PGA Tour are :

While drivers often take center stage, the real focus is on the irons that the pros use, as those constitute a larger percentage of shots played and hit during tournaments than those of drivers, but remember, a putter is the club used the most.

Golf Irons. Most Popular Irons On The PGA Tour

And to find out the most popular irons on the PGA Tour, keep reading!

PGA Tour Players Mix And Match Their Irons

Many PGA Tour players don’t have complete sets of one brand of irons but mix and match between brands and clubs based on what irons they prefer. So shorter irons could be one brand and longer irons another.

You may also find that some players have a complete set of irons from 4-PW and then have a different brand for a three iron or driving iron. The stats below are based on the popularity of the iron brands found in the bags of tour pros, and you may find some players using two different iron brands.

With this discussion, we are talking about irons only and not wedges, as that would be a separate discussion on its own.

Most Popular Irons On The PGA Tour

The most popular irons on the PGA Tour are Titleist, Callaway, Ping, TaylorMade, Srixon, Mizuno, and PXG. These are the most common irons found in the bags of PGA pros currently on tour, and the differences between the most popular and the least popular are significant.

So, let’s start with the least popular.

#7 – PXG Irons

PXG is a brand making slow but steady inroads into the PGA Tour player’s choice of clubs, and five top-ranked PGA Tour pros use PXG irons in their bag. Players include Jason Kokrak, Luke List, Joel Dahmen, James Hahn, and Zach Johnson.

PXG ranks higher in popularity than Cobra or Wilson on tour and some newer brands like Miura, Honma, or Bridgestone.

Which PXG Irons Do These PGA Tour Pros Use?

  • Luke List and James Hahn play PXG 0311 T  Gen 4 irons.
  • Jason Kokrak uses the PXG 0311 T Gen 4 irons.
  • Joel Dahmen uses the PXG 0211 ST irons.
  • Zach Johnson plays the PXG 0311 T Gen 1.

Who Is PXG Golf?

PXG (Parsons Extreme Golf) was founded in 2014 by Bob Parsons, most well known as the founder of Go-Daddy. His vision was to make “the sexiest, most forgiving golf clubs that launch higher, go farther, feel softer, and have a sweet spot the size of Texas!”

PXG currently holds over 200 patents and focuses on providing clubs that look like blades but “feel like butter.” With the backing of Dr. Parsons and limitless resources, they began to research the various alloys and materials to produce the world’s finest golf clubs.


Even though PXG irons do come at a price, the design of their 0311 sets of irons is turning heads and getting great reviews from players and golf influencers alike.

Using a hollow construction, as many of the new irons are, and filling it with a thermoplastic-elastomer filling and tungsten weights on the perimeter provides forgiveness and great speed and sound off the clubface.

Whether for high/medium handicappers or more adept players, PXG 0311 irons are certainly delivering on the Parsons promise.

You can check out a wide selection of PXG irons at Global Golf. They also have a ‘used’ selection of irons from owners who trade in their used clubs when upgrading. You can pick up some good deals here if you have a lower budget or like to change your clubs regularly.

#6 – Mizuno Irons

Mizuno Pro 221 Irons

Coming in at no.6 is a well-known and long-standing brand originating in Japan. It arguably produces some of the finest irons for the PGA Tour and amateur golfers. Mizuno ranks slightly higher in popularity than PXG, but there is a big gap between Mizuno and the no.5 ranked irons, Srixon.

Currently, seven players on the PGA Tour use Mizuno irons: Luke Donald, Paul Casey, Matt Jones, Lucas Glover, Jazz Janewattanond, Keith Mitchell, and Cameron Smith.


Which Mizuno Irons Do These PGA Tour Players Use?

Looking in the bag, you will find a mix of sets from the JPX 919 irons to the Pro Fli Hi and MP 5 and Pro 221 and Pro 225 irons. The players in this list use the following irons:

  • Paul Casey – Mizuno MP-5 and Mizuno JPX919 Hot Metal Pro
  • Matt Jones – Mizuno Pro Fli-Hi
  • Lucas Glover – Mizuno JPX919 Tour
  • Jazz Janewattanond – Mizuno JPX919 Tour
  • Keith Mitchell – Mizuno Pro 225 and Mizuno Pro 221
  • Cameron Smith – Mizuno Pro Fli-Hi
  • Luke Donald – Mizuno Pro 225, Mizuno Pro 221, and Muzuno Pro Fli-Hi

Mizuno, as a brand, has produced clubs for both professionals and mid to low handicappers offering some forgiveness and providing superb control for ball shaping and a great feel off the clubface.

If you’re in the market for Mizuno irons, check out the Global Golf website, where you can find the latest models and often at the best prices. Amazon also has a selection of Mizuno iron sets.

#5 – Srixon Irons

Japanese brand Srixon is a subsidiary of Sumitomo Rubber company that owns Dunlop Sport. Srixon holds more patents for golf balls than any other brand in the market; while not as popular as the Pro V1, Srixon balls are well respected and played by quite a few pros. I am a regular Srixon ball user myself.

Twelve players on the PGA Tour are currently using Srixon irons: Shane Lowry, Sepp Straka, Scotty Scheffler, Ryan Palmer, Marcus Armitage, Martin Laird, Hideki Matsuyama, Keegan Bradley, Harold Varner III, Graeme MacDowell, JJ Spaun, and Brooks Koepka.

Which Srixon Irons Do These PGA Tour Players Use?

Looking through the bags of these players, you will find a mix of irons, with the ZX 7 irons being the most popular in this group. There are also the ZX 5 irons, the Z Forged, Z 785, and Z U65 irons.

Except for Martin Laird, Ryan Palmer, Hideki Matsuyama, and Graeme MacDowell, all the other players use the ZX 7 and ZX 5 irons. Martin Laird and Ryan Palmer use the Z 785’s, MacDowell also uses the Z 785’s and the Z 745, Matsuyama uses the Srixon Z-Forged irons, and Spaun uses the Z U65 irons.

If you want to check out the best Srixon irons that are popular right now, you can find them at Global Golf. You can also check out the current pricing of Srixon irons over on Amazon.


#4 – TaylorMade Irons

As one of the golfing world’s most well-known and iconic brands, TaylorMade scooped possibly the biggest star ever when Tiger Woods signed to them and started to use their P7TW irons after Nike announced they would no longer be making clubs.

TaylorMade also produces some high-quality golf balls and while they are not in the same popularity league as the Pro V1 – let’s face it, which golf ball is – some of the best use their irons in the game.

With 18 players on the PGA using TaylorMade, they are far ahead of Srixon in the popularity ratings. Some of the big names on tour using TaylorMade irons include the likes of Collin Morikawa, Dustin Johnson, Jason Day, Daniel Berger, Justin Rose, Martin Kaymer, Rory McIlroy, Tiger Woods, Sergio Garcia, and Tommy Fleetwood.

TaylorMade P790 Irons

Which TaylorMade Irons Do These PGA Tour Players Use?

TaylorMade has a variety of irons that feature PGA players’ bags. A popular one is the P7TW irons found in the bags of players like Tiger Woods, Tommy Fleetwood, Martin Kaymer, Scotty Scheffler, and Lucas Herbert.

You can read more about Tiger’s irons in this article; What Irons Does Tiger Woods Use ?

The other popular irons from TaylorMade are the P7MC (available on Amazon), and those can be found in the bags of players like Justin Rose, Mathew Wolf, and Robert McIntyre. The P770 irons (also on Amazon) have a good following with PGA Tour players, and names like Rory McIlroy, Collin Morikawa, and Harry Higgs feature these irons in their bags.

I do like the P770s, but maybe I’m a little biased as my eldest son uses these clubs. Like me, he plays left-handed and seems well suited to them.

TaylorMade P770 Irons

Sergio Garcia and Dustin Johnson feature the P730 irons, as Collin Morikawa and the P790 irons are used by Martin Kaymer, Lucas Herbert, and Jason Day. Remember that within the TaylorMade stable, there are a variety of irons, and pros that use TM often pull clubs from different model sets to complete their own.


#3 – Ping Irons

Ping’s influence on the game of golf is impressive at both the amateur and pro levels; they arguably provided golf’s greatest entertainer, Seve Ballesteros, with his clubs and the innovation of the world’s first game improvement irons some five decades ago.

The subsequent interest of professional players in the cavity back irons, Ping is a global leader in golf clubs, and it shows on the PGA Tour.

As the third most popular iron on tour, Ping features some very high-profile players, and 19 tour players feature this brand.

Only marginally ahead of TaylorMade, players that use Ping irons include the likes of Bubba Watson, Louis Oosthuizen, Corey Conners, Harris English, Joaquin Niemann, Mackenzie Hughes, Stewart Cink, Lee Westwood, Tony Finau, Tyrell Hatton, and Viktor Hovland.

What Ping Irons Do These PGA Tour Pros Use?

The Ping i210 irons are the most popular amongst this playing group, with players like Viktor Hovland, Lee Westwood, Tyrell Hatton, Stewart Cink, Mackenzie Hughes, Sebastion Munoz, Sahith Teegala, and Matt Fitzpatrick all having the i210 in their bags.

The Ping iBlades are used by Corey Conners, Guillermo Mita Perreira, Joaquin Niemann, and Victor Perez. The Ping Blueprint irons are used by Louis Oosthuizen, Tony Finau, Seamus Power, and Harris English.

Other Ping irons used are the Ping S55 played by Bubba Watson and Carlos Ortiz, as well as the i500 (Makenzie Hughes), G 410 Crossover (Harris English), and the i59 (Sahith Teegala).


#2 – Callaway Irons

Callaway irons are the second most popular irons used on the PGA Tour behind Titleist – and there is a big difference between the number of players using Callaway and Titleist. In contrast, the numbers 3, 4, and 5 most popular irons are closer to the number 2 spot than the no. 2 is to the no. 1 most popular iron on the PGA Tour.

Between Callaway and Ping, there is only a difference of 5 players that use Callaway, so those gaps are pretty close.

Callaway is another massive global brand. Of the 24 PGA Tour players that use their irons, many South African players feature, such as Branden Grace, Christiaan Bezuidenhout, Dylan Frittelli, Erik Van Rooyen, and prominent international stars.

Phil Mickelson, Alex Noren, Daniel Berger, Danny Willett, Henrik Stenson, Francesco Molinari, Justin Rose, John Rahm, Kevin Na, Kevin Kisner, Sam Burns, Xander Schauffle, Siwoo Kim, and Marc Leishman all use Callaway irons.

You know you are doing something right when you can boast this illustrious list of players using your irons!

What Callaway Irons Do These Pro Players Use?

The two most popular iron sets are the Callaway Apex series and X Forged irons, while a few players on tour use the Rogue and Legacy irons.

With the Apex series, the MB, TCB, and Pro feature prominently, with the X Forged series irons coming in a close second. Let’s look at which PGA players use these irons.

  • Callaway Apex TCB – John Rahm, Marc Leishman, Matt Wallace, Sam Burns, Xander Schauffle, Franceso Molinari, Danny Lee, and Branden Grace.
  • Callaway Apex MB – Phil Mickelson, Talor Gooch, Matt Wallace, Danny Lee, Erik Van Rooyen.
  • Callaway Pro and Pro UT – Jazz Jannewattanond, Alex Noren, Kevin Na, Kevin Kisner, and Siwoo Kim.
  • Callaway X Forged UT/CB – Phil Mickelson, Talor Gooch, Maverick McNealy, Justin Rose, Dylan Frittelli, Erik Van Rooyen , Danny Willet and Christiaan Bezuidenhout.

My youngest son has recently ignited his love of the game and purchased a set of Callaway clubs. Although not used by the PGA players mentioned above, he went for the Callaway Warbirds, which I think are just perfect for him, having not played for a while.

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#1 – Titleist Irons

Titleist has the same dominance with their irons on tour as they do with the Pro V1 ball, which is a testament to their quality and consistency in performance. Compared to the no. 2 spot held by Callaway, Titleist have more than 70% more players using their clubs than Callaway.

Regarding the popularity of irons, it’s a race for second place as Titleist has the first place well and truly sewn up, with 33 PGA Tour players favoring them. You can view Titleist irons on Amazon and check prices or jump to the huge selection at Global Golf.

Their list of players using their irons is incredibly impressive. It features top players like Adam Scott, Cameron Smith, Chris Kirk, Garrick Higgo, Ian Poulter, Jordan Spieth, Justin Thomas, Lucas Glover, Patrick Cantlay, Max Homa, Tom Hoge, and Will Zalatoris.

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What Titleist Irons Do These PGA Tour Players Use?

Because Titleist has such a massive stable of clubs available, the mix of irons used by PGA players is quite varied.

The T100 and T200 are popular, along with the 620 CB and MB series. Then, the U500 and 510 and the 718AP2 and T MB irons feature in the bags of the top players. 

  • Titleist T100 and T200 – Cameron Smith, Charles Howell III, Charley Hoffman, Garrick Higgo, Jordan Spieth, Justin Thomas, Will Zalatoris.
  • Titleist 620 CB/ MB Series – Antoine Rozner, Billy Horschel , Brandt Wiesberger, Brian Harman , Cameron Davis, Cameron Young, Max Homa, Webb Simpson and Tom Hoge.
  • Titleist 718 AP2/MB/CB/T MB -Brendon Todd, Chris Kirk, Ian Poulter, JT Poston, Patrick Cantlay.
  • Titleist U 500 – Antoine Rozner, Berndt Wiesberger, Carlos Ortiz, JT Poston, Lucas Glover and Brian Harman.

Sidenote: 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 .

Let’s Wrap This Up!

Titleist leads the race by some margin for the most popular irons 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 more detail on this topic, check out this article, What Irons Do PGA Players Use ?

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Tour Edge Exotics Pro 723 Irons Review

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Tour Edge Exotics Pro 723 irons are the company’s tour-inspired players iron.  It features some forgiving tech but prioritizes workability and feel.

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Tour Edge is undoubtedly one of the most overlooked OEMs in golf.  Their strategy of focusing on Champions Tour players as brand ambassadors ensures that the company has visibility but not necessarily the sexy brand image cultivated by partnerships with young PGA and LPGA tour stars.  Nevertheless, I’ve found that their equipment is more than worthy of examination and often hangs in the same stratosphere as the bigger names.  Today I’m taking a look at the Exotics Pro 723 irons.

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On appearance, everything about the Tour Edge Exotics Pro 723 irons is fairly traditional .  You have a medium-thin topline with minimal offset.  The chrome clubhead has a brushed matte finish on the face to reduce glare at address.  There is modest branding and milling visible on the back of the clubhead.

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Of the three irons in the 2023 Exotics lineup, the Pro 723 (above, left) is the most compact , as it is targeted towards the better player.  You can check out my reviews of the C723 (above, middle) HERE and the E723 (above, right) HERE .

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Sound & Feel

The Tour Edge Exotics Pro 723 irons deliver on most of what you would hope for from this class of club.  You get a  soft feel from flush contact , with a concise mid-pitch sound.  One might attribute this in part to the small piece of VIBRCOR TPU located inside the cavity behind the sweet spot.

I found balls struck heel or toe felt considerably less soft, giving off more of a boardy feel and a sound that I interpret to mean “practice more, dummy.”  Suffice it to say, the Pro 723 irons offer plenty of feedback regarding mishits and strike location.

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The Tour Edge Exotics Pro 723 irons are tour-inspired cavity backs with minimal forgiving tech.  The performance delivers on the promise of its design.  It is able to produce a variety of flights and shapes, as opposed to the other two irons in the series where the main function is higher, straighter, longer.

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This club asks the player to do the vast majority of the heavy lifting, so the question of performance is really more on you than it is the club .  While I wouldn’t say it’s a club that is exclusively for low handicappers, it isn’t going to give you much help if you’re a mid-capper without your A game.

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In terms of tech, Tour Edge says that the shape of the clubhead features a “ slightly larger forged cavity design based on tour player feedback.”  This allowed their engineers to push weight lower, adding a bit of forgiveness.  I don’t doubt the veracity of these claims, but I didn’t necessarily notice any added forgiveness relative to other clubs I have tested in this category.

As with the other two models, Tour Edge has really been thoughtful about its stock shaft offerings , providing a number of great options to fit a variety of players.  This one came loaded with a Dynamic Gold 105.

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The Tour Edge Exotics Pro 723 irons are a solid entry into the tour-inspired cavity back iron category.  The looks, sound & feel, and performance are all very good.  They represent good value relative to other irons on the market and are worth consideration on that factor alone.

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#doublesecret. I bought 2 used Tour Edge Exotics hybrids. Best clubs in my bag. Now I’m considering getting fit for a driver.

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I really enjoy my 722 Tour Edge irons. I can’t wait to demo these 723’s. Thanks for the review.. #DoubleSecret

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Appreciate the review!#DoubleSecret

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I’ve been waiting for Tour Edge to finally make the move to a players club and they’re here. Good report. Now, need to find them at retail…BTW, they look a lot like the old TaylorMade 300 irons from years ago with the same design cues… #DoubleSecret

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Also looks a lot like the old Mizuno T-Zoid Pro-II.

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The guys at Tour Edge sure make great stuff and are nice guys too. Great Value. #DoubleSecret

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Can you advise me if these irons are available with graphite shafts, and would suit a senior player of a 5 handicap .

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Tour Edge doesn’t like lefties!

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Solid review. Wondering if you could expand on what is meant by “technology” not deployed by these irons. (?) Thanks! #DoubleSecret

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Love TE, have the E721’s #doublesecret

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Tour Edge Irons and Driver are as good as anything on the marked. I’ve been playing the C-721 irons and the C721 Driver for 3 years and frankly they are outstanding. I’m a 15.2 handicap. I bet the Pro series is a great buy for the better player! #DOUBLESECRET

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Great looking clubs from an under-appreciated OEM. Too bad my game doesn’t suit these sticks.


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I really love Tour Edge. #DoubleSecret

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Every Tour Edge product I have hit has always been a solid performer. I have not tried their current stuff but I might have to give these a shot. #DoubleSecret

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Be interesting to see if Bernard Langer et al put these in play. #doublesecret

Tour Edge keeps getting closer to state of the art, but you still have to give up a little something. #Double Secret

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Look interesting, but looks can be deceiving. I’ll see if my golf shop can source a demo. Double Secret

Not for me, but Tour Edge seems to stay relevant.

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Not for me, but Tour Edge seems to stay relevant!


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One day I hope to be good enough to place “pro” anything. #DoubleSecret

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#doublesecret Test drove a TE driver many years ago. Won’t share the distance but it was considerable. My swing couldn’t keep it in play but I’ve always remembered the incredible experience. Then why can’t I remember to test the irons when it’s time for new sets? It’s always the big brands and I think I’m branching out if I try Cobra or Srixon. Anyway, the one negative for me on these irons is I’ve never liked the ‘line design’ like these have and the Taylormade P7MCs. Seem like no name clubs you’d find in Target. But I’ll bet they play just fine.

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Could see these as my next set after i outgrow my 0211s. #DoubleSecret

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Would love to try but just purchased new home built irons but I like the look # DoubleSecret

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I’d love to play the C723’s. Tour Edge is the most underrated club makers out there. #DoubleSecret

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I have a hybrid and a 5 wood from Tour Edge and really like them. Great value! #DoubleSecret

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I use Exotics fairways and hybrids. I’m 75 years old and play in the high 80’s to mid 90’s. I might try their mid size irons next buy. #Doublesecret

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They look great, but I’m prob not good enough to play them. #DoubleSecret

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#DoubleSecret I used a mix of several brands of clubs. TM driver and 3W, Cobra 5W and 7W, custom irons, Cleveland wedges and an army of different oitters. Each had a purpose-distance and accuracy or specific feel, etc. but as I’ve aged, so did the usefulness of all those different parameters and brands. Boiling all of those down to my specific stats I went to Tour Edge and had a set built. (They do do custom work to a point). And they are geared to the senior crowd. I now have a bag of E722/C723 for everything except SW, LW, and that army of putters. The entire bag is now consistent for distance and control, feel, and most importantly, confidence and expectations. Took 10 strokes off and I now flirt with the high 70’s. Won’t be long before my score matches my age! Best clubs ever.

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Really like the E723 clubs but my store does not yet have them so I can ensure that I can hit them better than my Pings. Do not have Handicap low enough to play the Pro 723’s. #Double Secret

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The new line up of woods is 🔥

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I love pluggedingolf as the name reminds me of my golf game, plugged in bunkers, plugged in the weeds, plugged in the water…..but honestly I love reading the reviews! #DoubleSecret

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The face and topline look so similar to Callaway irons I would not be able to tell the difference without looking at the back! Never tried Tour Edge products but it sounds like they are criminally underrated. #DoubleSecret

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I might pull the trigger on these irons!

Might pull the trigger on these irons!

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Still playing my many generation old CB Pro Tungstens. Love them. #doublesecret

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Tour Edge Exotics always seem to be underrated. #DoubleSecret

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What’s a review without a #doublesecret ?

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At my age I think I need more forgiveness. Interesting review though. I just upgraded to a TE C522 driver from their HL 4 driver and a Callaway Max. It’ll be an interesting Spring.

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These irons look great. I could see them going in my bag if I hit them well. #DoubleSecret

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These TE clubs look great but since I haven’t hit them, I can’t comment on their performance – but I do play their hybrids and can honestly say that I wouldn’t even consider switching to anything else! Sound, feel and distance are all excellent and the workmanship is just what you would expect from an upper tier manufacturer…#Double Secret

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I use their 3 wood. #Doublesecret

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#DoubleSecret Nice to see Tour Edge Exotics being reviewed and appreciated

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After a lifetime of Pings, Titleists, and Callaways I made the switch to Tour Edge Exotics this year. C722 irons, E722 Driver, and a mix of hybrids. It was a wise decision. I am extremely pleased with the quality and playability of these clubs. #doublesecret

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Good looking irons #DoubleSecret

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#DoubleSecret Could be worth a look-see

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Every time I put a Tour Edge club in the bag I’m a better player for it. I do wish the Exotics iron line had some options for left handed players bit they’re a great company so I’ll remain patient. #DoubleSecret

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I don’t understand why Tour Edge isn’t held in higher regard by golfers in general? #Double Secret

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What about the average player

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Been using TourEdge FW since the XCG5 – Nothing else comes close for me in terms of consistent performance and value. I currently play with CB Proh irons (2016 issue I think), and EX10 woods, and a E722 Driver. Gave the EX10 driver to a friend. Have a set of E722 irons with KBS graphite that I got cheap from a pal and may try them next year. Love the CB Proh and have 2 sets as these forged hollow body irons perform best for me. One set has Nippon Zelos 7 shafts, the other has “made for exotics” graphite design orange shafts, and leather grip master grips. I’ve not tried the Hot Launch series stuff on course but some of the designs remind me of my favorite Adams Tight Lies stuff. I’ve hit TE forged irons in simulator rooms and they are not playable enough for my swing speed – anyway – TE stuff is excellent across the board, made in the US, guaranteed for life, and uses Bo Jackson as a spokesperson (LOL). If you’re not using TE – You don’t know Diddley!!! – What’s not to like?? #DoubleSecret

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#doublesecret I have loved my TE woods and hybrids, but have never tried their irons. I’m glad they’ve added models like these to the collection.

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Tour Edge clubs keep get better and better

#DoubleSecret Tour Edge clubs keep getting better and better

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I have been a long time fan of any Tour Edge club, I have only used their woods. The review sounds promising. #DoubleSecert

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Do these come out of the same factory in China that makes New Level?

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I can’t speak to where these – or New Level clubs – are made.

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Do Any Pros Use PXG Clubs? An Insider Look

Parsons Xtreme Golf (PXG) has been making waves in the golfing world since its inception in 2015.

While the brand has quickly earned a reputation for its innovative designs and use of high-quality materials, many still wonder whether PXG clubs have caught on among the professional ranks.

In this article, we delve into the world of professional golfers who have chosen to wield these cutting-edge clubs and explore the reasons behind their choices.

Do Any Pros Use PXG Clubs?

Do Any Pros Use PXG Clubs?

Yes. A few pros have wielded the pricey clubs from PXG in competitive games or elsewhere.

You and I can’t always know what’s in their bag. But we can marvel at some of these players and their clubs when they are playing.

Pro Golfers Who Have Embraced PXG Clubs

Several notable professional golfers have transitioned to PXG clubs in recent years, a testament to the brand’s efficacy and allure.

Among these high-profile players are:

  • Zach Johnson: A two-time major winner, Johnson is perhaps the most famous golfer to use PXG clubs. His wins at the Masters and the Open Championship have secured his place in golf history.
  • Pat Perez: Known for his unique style and strong personality, Perez has been a consistent performer on the PGA Tour and is a prominent user of PXG clubs.
  • Ryan Moore: Moore was the first PGA Tour player to put PXG clubs in his bag. He’s known for his innovative approach to equipment, being one of the first to use a hybrid on tour, and his adoption of PXG clubs continues this trend.
  • Lydia Ko: On the LPGA Tour, former world number one Lydia Ko is a notable user of PXG clubs. Her success has helped bring visibility to the brand in the women’s game.

Other esteemed professionals who have added PXG clubs to their arsenal include Cristie Kerr and Ryan Moore.

These golfers have experienced success on the international stage.

And their adoption of PXG clubs signals growing confidence in the brand’s ability to deliver performance-enhancing equipment.

As more pros continue to experiment with PXG clubs, the company’s footprint in the professional sphere is expected to expand.

Why Do People Hate PXG?

PXG (Parsons Xtreme Golf) clubs have garnered much attention in the golf world for their high-end technology and premium pricing.

However, there are a few potential drawbacks to consider:

  • Cost: The most commonly cited disadvantage of PXG clubs is their price . They are one of the most expensive brands in the golf market, and this could put them out of reach for some players, particularly beginners who play only occasionally.
  • Value for Money: While PXG clubs offer advanced technology and customization, some golfers might not see a significant enough improvement in their performance to justify the high cost. The benefits of these clubs tend to be more noticeable for skilled golfers, and beginners or high-handicappers might not get the maximum value from them.
  • Availability: PXG clubs are not as widely available as some other brands. This could make it harder for some golfers to try the clubs before buying or accessing services like fittings and adjustments.
  • Maintenance: Given their high price and advanced technology, PXG clubs might require more maintenance and care than other clubs to keep them in top condition.
  • Perception: While some golfers appreciate the exclusivity of PXG, others might be put off by the perception that they are paying more for the brand name than for a significant performance improvement.

Benefits of Using PXG Clubs

Customization options.

One of the primary reasons professional golfers have been drawn to PXG clubs is the brand’s commitment to customization.

PXG employs an exhaustive fitting process to ensure that each golfer receives clubs tailored to their unique swing characteristics and physical attributes.

This level of customization enables golfers to achieve optimal performance, making PXG an attractive option for players seeking an edge over their competition.

Furthermore, PXG offers an array of clubhead and shaft combinations, allowing golfers to fine-tune their clubs for a precise fit.

This extensive customization has garnered attention from pros who demand the highest level of equipment optimization.

Cutting-Edge Technology

PXG clubs are renowned for using advanced technology and materials which further cements the brand’s growing popularity among professionals.

For instance, the company’s irons incorporate a unique hollow-body construction with a thermoplastic elastomer, resulting in a more consistent and forgiving strike.

Additionally, PXG drivers boast a patented honeycomb TPE (thermoplastic elastomer) insert, which dampens vibrations while enhancing the club’s sound and feel.

This innovative approach to club design has piqued the interest of pros searching for equipment that offers a distinct advantage on the course.


While PXG clubs have certainly gained traction among professional golfers, you should note that they come with a hefty price tag.

The brand’s dedication to utilizing cutting-edge technology and materials has positioned them in the upper echelon of golf equipment pricing.

As a result, PXG clubs are often considered luxury items, accessible primarily to those with deep pockets.

Despite the steep cost, many pros view PXG clubs as a worthwhile investment, as the benefits can mean improved performance. And, ultimately, more success on the golf course.

As the saying goes, “You get what you pay for.” In the case of PXG, the high price seems justified by the brand’s commitment to delivering unparalleled quality and customization.

PXG Clubs and the Pros

Do Any Pros Use PXG Clubs?

As we’ve seen, several professional golfers have embraced PXG clubs, attracted by the brand’s innovative designs, advanced technology, and commitment to customization.

While the price of PXG clubs may be prohibitive for some, many pros view them as a worthwhile investment in their pursuit of excellence.

As more and more professional players adopt PXG clubs, the brand’s presence in professional golf will only continue to grow.

With each success story, the allure of PXG’s performance-enhancing equipment will become increasingly difficult for other players to ignore.

As the company continues to refine its technology and expand its offerings, we will likely see even greater adoption of PXG clubs by pros in the coming years.

In the meantime, golf enthusiasts can look forward to witnessing some of the world’s top players wielding these innovative clubs and pushing the boundaries of their game.

And, in the process, inspiring a new generation of golfers to explore the benefits of PXG’s cutting-edge equipment.

And it’s no doubt that PXG clubs made remarkable impacts on the professional golf scene, and their popularity is only set to increase.

As more pros discover the advantages of these meticulously crafted clubs, we can expect to see an ever-growing number of players switching to PXG in pursuit of that competitive edge.

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Golf Club Distances w/ Chart | Averages for Am & Pro Players

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Golf Club Distances w/ Chart | Averages for Am & Pro Players

Distance is critical in golf. As golfers, we're always striving for more distance off the tee and consistent yardage gaps between the rest of our clubs.

In this guide, we'll break down how far amateur golfers of various skill levels and swing speeds hit each of their clubs to give you an idea of how you stack up. We've also included PGA and LPGA carry distance averages to see how you compare with the pros.

After that, we'll cover what factors affect your golf club distances and explain how to find out how far you hit each club.

Golf Club Distances Table

The table below shows how far golfers of various skill levels and swing speeds hit each club. 

We've included PGA and LPGA carry distance averages of professional golfers that TrackMan gathered . 

For amateur male golfers, we've split them into groups of "short," "mid," and "long" hitters. All distances refer to carry distance (distance until the ball first hits the ground) rather than total distance (carry and roll).

While TrackMan gathered extremely accurate data for LPGA and PGA carry distance averages, good data for amateurs is harder to come by. 

There's a massive gap in skill-level and swing speeds among amateur golfers. Golfers of various handicaps also achieve their handicaps in a variety of ways. A 5-handicap golfer could be a super fast swinger in their athletic prime or a senior golfer who has lost distance over the years.

For our amateur short, mid, and long hitting male amateur distances, we relied on the limited available large sample data and what we've seen personally from loads of amateur golfers.

Because these yardages are for golfers of all ages, junior, middle-aged, and especially senior golfers may find themselves with distances closer to the "Short Hitting Male Amateurs" column. Most young adult to middle-aged male golfers should carry the ball to at least the "Mid-Length Male Amateurs" distances, while faster swingers of these ages can reach the distances in the "Long Male Amateurs" column.

Lastly, aside from LPGA professionals, we didn't include other female golfers in our distance table. There's even less data available for amateur female golfers than for male amateurs. We've also found a more considerable disparity in how far female recreational players hit the ball. Basically, we weren't confident we could provide any accurate/valuable information for female amateurs' distances.

What Affects Distance in Golf

There are a lot of factors that influence your golf club distances.

Club speed is the most significant factor in determining distance .

To illustrate this, look at the correlation of club head speed vs carry distance for PGA Tour players in the scatter plot below:

2020 PGA Tour Players  Average Club Head Speed vs Average Carry Distance

Assuming all other things are equal, more swing speed means more energy that can be transferred from the club to the golf ball, resulting in higher ball speed. Higher ball speed means the ball will travel a further distance.

Factors like impact location on the club face, club path, spin rate, and launch angle also play a large part in how far a ball travels.

Impact Location Golf Iron and Driver Sweet Spot

An impact out of the "sweet spot" of your irons or woods will lead to a higher smash factor than strikes that are too low, too high, off the toe, or off the heel.

Smash factor is a calculation of how well you converted club speed into ball speed (Smash Factor = Ball Speed / Club Speed).

In particular, strikes out of the heel and low strikes can kill distance with the driver.

Strike Location Affect on Ball Speed, Spin Rate, and Distance

If you struggle to consistently hit the ball with or near the sweet spot of your club face, you'll have issues with the consistency of your yardages.

Spin Rate and Club Path

Spin rate plays a large role in how far you'll hit the ball and the shapes of your shots.

A lot of golfers put too much spin on the ball with their driver either because of too much club loft, poor strikes (bad impact location), or poor club face control (the direction the club face is aimed relative to your swing path).

If you feel you're hitting the ball well but should be getting a few more yards, work with a club-fitter to see if your driver has too much loft. The ideal spin rate depends on your club speed , but too much spin will cost you yards.

Slices and hooks are caused by the club face being aimed too open ( slice ) or too closed ( hook ) relative to the club path. This can lead to both too much spin and the ball's spin axis being too strongly left-to-right or right-to-left.

Spin-Tilt Axis Source: ForeSight Sports

If your club face is open (aimed right) relative to your club path, this can both cause too much spin and will cause the ball to spin too left-to-right on its spin axis . You'll lose a lot of yards from a slice as the ball travels left-to-right rather than straight.

Launch Angle

For each club, there is an optimal amount of spin and an optimal launch angle. Launch angle is the angle of a golf ball's initial ascent relative to the ground.

Golf Ball Launch Angle

Launching the ball too high or too low will cost you distance.

While launch angle problems could be due to your swing, they can also be caused by playing the wrong clubs for your swing. If you feel like you're hitting the ball too high or too low, work with a club-fitter to dial in your clubs.

Factors Out of Your Control

There are also factors out of your control that can affect distance, like temperature and altitude.

Every 10 degrees that the temperature rises can easily lead to a couple of yards of additional ball flight with a driver.

If you drive the ball 240 yards at sea level, you will carry it around 255 yards in Denver's mile high altitude.

How to Find Your Distances

If you're looking to better understand how far you hit each club, we'd recommend purchasing a launch monitor or finding a range with a launch monitor.

To get accurate distances, you'll also want to make sure that you're hitting the same golf balls you normally play on the course.

Many golf ranges have cheap, inconsistent, or even balls purposefully made not to fly as far as normal golf balls.

Your typical range ball can easily cost you 10+ yards with the driver, while a limited flight range ball can lose you 30+ yards of distance with driver compared to a premium golf ball.

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Best golf club sets in 2024 for players of all ages

The best golf club sets from callaway, cobra and more top golf brands help you make the most out of every stroke..


Whether you're a beginner or a casual golfer  who's tired of renting golf clubs at the course, investing in a complete set of golf clubs is a quick and simple way to take your game to the next level. Easy to swing and optimized for performance, the best golf clubs in 2024 come with the latest technology and design innovations available to improve loft, speed and distance on every shot.

Keep reading for our favorite golf  club sets for every golfer.

Best golf clubs for men: Cobra Air-X 2


The Cobra Air-X 2  is an 11-club set including a driver, 3-wood, 4- and 5-hybrids, 6-9 irons, a pitching wedge, a sand wedge and a putter. The comprehensive set covers just about every situation you could find yourself in on the golf course. So if you want to be prepared for anything, this is the set to get.

With graphite shafts and overall lightweight construction, this set is built for speed. That means easy swinging with less drag and heel-biased weighting that makes for easier launches. The easy-to-swing set is also optimized to be more forgiving so you can still get speed, distance and accuracy on mishits.

That forgiveness is possible thanks to innovative design features like the signature H.O.T. Face design on the driver which adds 15 zones of variable thickness designed to produce faster ball speeds across a wider portion of the face.

That and the offset design of the club head that helps prevent slicing help new golfers achieve straighter, faster ball flights off the tee. You'll get the same slice-preventing offset design in your 3-wood and hybrids as well.

Overall, each club in this set comes with the latest and greatest innovations Cobra has to offer so golfers of all skill levels can spend less time agonizing over mishits and more time enjoying the game.

Get the innovative golf club set at the PGA Tour Superstore for $1,500.

Top features of the Cobra Air-X 2

  • This set includes a driver, 3-wood, 4- and 5-hybrids, 6-9 irons, a pitching wedge, a sand wedge, a putter and a cart bag.
  • The premium cart bag comes with multiple spacious pockets, including an insulated beverage cooler.
  • An offset design in the woods and hybrids helps correct slicing for straighter ball flights.
  • Cobra's signature H.O.T. Face on the driver is precision-crafted to compensate for mishits by improving ball speeds across a wider portion of the face.
  • The complete set includes a comprehensive range of woods, hybrids and irons to help you optimize every stroke.

Best golf clubs for women: Callaway Reva


The  Callaway  name is synonymous with quality and the  Callaway Reva  complete golf club set is one of the best examples of that. The 11-piece set includes 10 clubs and a durable cart bag so you can have everything you need to get started. The 10 clubs included in this set are a driver, 3-wood, 5 and 6 hybrids, 7-9 irons, pitching and sand wedge and a putter.

These lightweight clubs are designed to make swinging as effortless as possible. That's achieved by adding a lightweight yet sturdy graphite shaft and soft and tacky grips, among other great club-specific features. On the driver, a large circular target on the club face helps you perfect your approach and hit the ball from the perfect angle. 

The putter includes a fang design and Stroke Lab technology in the shaft to improve speed and consistency in your stroke. One of the newest developments in putter technology, Stroke Lab tech includes a multi-material shaft that optimizes the balance of the putter to help golfers achieve consistent backswing length, face angle, tempo and ball velocity. 

Overall, this set offers consistent performance across every club included and accommodates a wide range of playing styles. So no matter how you play (or how often), you'll enjoy the feel and performance of this set. 

Get this  Callaway  golf club set while it's on sale at Amazon for $1,040 (reduced from $1,300). You can also find it at the PGA Tour Superstore for $1,100.

Top features of the Ping G LE2 10-piece set:

  • This complete set includes a driver, 3-wood, 5 hybrid, 7-9 irons, pitching and sand wedge, a putter and a  golf bag .
  • Durable yet lightweight titanium heads offer improved aerodynamics for faster speeds.
  • The putter shaft can be adjusted between 31 and 35 inches to better fit this set to your height.
  • Each club is optimized for distance, speed and feel so you can hit the ball farther and straighter.

Best golf clubs for kids: Team Taylormade junior set


For young golfers ready to start their golfing journey, the Team Taylormade junior set is a great option. The 7-club set will allow your young golfer to get familiar with a wide range of clubs so that when they're ready for their first grown-up set, they'll know exactly what kind of clubs they want to include.

The set includes a driver, fairway wood, hybrid, 7-iron, 9-iron, wedge and putter--all engineered to be light and appropriately balanced for kids between the ages of 10 and 12 (or between 54 inches and 59 inches tall).

With above-average loft across the lineup compared to adult clubs, this set from Taylormade is designed to help young golfers launch the golf ball  higher and farther.

Kid-friendly sizing aside, this junior set also features surprisingly advanced materials and design. For example, the driver is made from titanium, a super durable yet lightweight material that makes it easier to swing. The 400cc head on the driver is also smaller, allowing kids to build up more speed through their swing without losing control of the club.

The irons and wedges are all optimized for maximum loft, compensating for the shorter height of young golfers. Lastly, the putter is shaped for easy alignment so kids can finish their shots with confidence.

Get the kid-friendly Team Taylormade golf set from the PGA Tour Superstore for $500.

Top features of the Team Taylormade junior set:

  • This set includes a driver, fairway wood, hybrid, 7-iron, 9-iron, wedge, putter and a carry golf bag .
  • All seven clubs are lighter and balanced with kids in mind so they can swing with confidence.
  • The high loft set helps kids launch the ball higher, faster and farther even though they're shorter than your average golfer.
  • With a range of woods, irons and hybrids, it's a great starter set to familiarize kids with different types of golf clubs.

Best golf clubs on a budget: Wilson Profile SGI


For beginners or casual golfers who cringe at the thought of spending thousands on a golf club set, Wilson has you covered. The Wilson Profile SGI set includes 10 golf clubs and a durable stand bag , all for just $400.

Designed with beginners in mind, these clubs are forgiving and give golfers a feel for hitting accurate shots with each club. Oversized heads on the driver, fairway wood and hybrid give you a larger sweet spot so you can still hit the ball straight even when you're a little off-center of the clubface. The irons feature stable shafts and thicker top lines to help you launch the ball from the toughest lies.

Reviewers love the loft, forgiveness, and feel of this beginner-friendly set. One Wilson reviewer said , "These give me much better odds at hitting the ball" while another reviewer said that after golfing with these clubs, "I'm excited about playing golf again!"

Get the set directly from Wilson for $400.

Top features of the Wilson Profile SGI:

  • This set includes a driver, fairway wood, hybrid, 6-9 iron, pitching wedge, sand wedge, putter and stand bag.
  • Every club in the set is optimized for a wider sweet spot so you can hit accurately, even when you're a little off-center.
  • The alignment features on the putter help you sink balls quicker and with more confidence.

More top-rated golf clubs

  • Top-of-the-line women's golf clubs for experienced golfers: Ping G LE2, 9-club set, $1,500
  • A 10-piece set of forgiving golf clubs: Wilson PlayerFit complete set, 10-club set, $800
  • An innovative set loaded with hybrids: PXG 0211Z complete golf club set, 10-club set, $1,249
  • Junior golf clubs for kids who dream of going pro: U.S. Kids Golf Tour Series 5, 10-club set, $700

How to figure out what golf clubs to buy

Figuring out what golf clubs to buy can be a complicated process and one that depends on tons of personal factors like your height, playing style and playing frequency. That's why we recommend cutting the decision-making down at the start by investing in a good set of golf clubs that already includes the essentials. That way, you have what you need to start playing now but leave room to customize your set with additional clubs that match your personal playing style.

With that said, a good golf club set should include a putter, a driver or 3-wood, a few irons (or hybrids) and at least one wedge. Here's a quick rundown of what each type of golf club is used for:

  • Woods --so-called because the club heads were once made of wood--have the largest heads and longest shafts. This enables golfers to swing them faster so they're typically used for the longest shots. The number on a wood, like a 3-wood or 5-wood, indicates the amount of loft--the angle between the ground and the club face. But all woods have less loft than irons.
  • Irons have smaller, more angled heads than woods. That's meant to increase loft and spin. The higher the number of the iron, the higher the loft--so a 9-iron will add more loft than a 3-iron. These are most often used for short holes or shots from the fairway.
  • Hybrids are a new category of golf club that does the job of an iron, but is designed to be lighter and easier to swing. They're numbered like irons and the number corresponds to the iron they replace. So you don't need a 3-iron if you already have a 3-hybrid in your set.
  • Wedges are a sub-set of irons with the most sharply angled heads. Designed for maximum loft, you would use a wedge for shorter approach shots or for playing out of the rough or other hazards.
  • Putters are highly specialized golf clubs meant exclusively for the putting green. This is what you use for the last strokes to knock the ball into the hole. There's a huge variety of putter designs on the market and the right one for you comes down to personal preference.

If you've already played a few rounds, you've got a good head start. Think about which clubs you use most often and start there. In addition to thinking about which specific clubs you used most, think about what you liked or didn't like about using them. Was the grip comfortable? Did the overall weight feel good? Use those answers to help you figure out what golf clubs would work best for you. 

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World No. 1 and 2 Scottie Scheffler and Rory McIlroy are the favorites to win the 2024 PGA ... [+] Championship at Valhalla Golf Club in Louisville. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

It’s PGA Championship week as one of the strongest fields in golf prepare to tee off at Valhalla Golf Club in Louisville. As you watch and wager on the second major championship of the year, fans and bettors can target some of the top golfers from The Masters who are now chasing green jacket winner Scottie Scheffler as the clear favorite to win the 106th PGA Championship.

Fans can listen to the leading golfers during their early week press interviews, and golf transcripts are posted on ASAP Sports.

Television broadcast coverage of the 2024 PGA Championship is Thursday and Friday on ESPN (1-7 p.m. ET), and Saturday and Sunday on ESPN (10-1) and CBS (1-7 p.m.). Fans can also stream online and watch PGA Tour Live on ESPN+ (subscription).

PGA Championship Top Players Odds And Interview Schedule

Leading favorites and contenders golf odds from FanDuel Sportsbook refresh periodically and are subject to change, including on props and live betting. All players press conferences on Tuesday, May 14 unless noted. All times Eastern.

  • +400: Scottie Scheffler (3:30 p.m.)
  • +1000: Rory McIlroy (Wed., May 15 at 9 a.m.)
  • +1400: Brooks Koepka (3 p.m.)
  • +1400: Xander Schauffele (4 p.m.)
  • +1600: Jon Rahm (1 p.m.)
  • +1800: Ludvig Aberg (Wed., May 15 at 11 a.m.)
  • +3000: Max Homa (9:30 a.m.)
  • +3300: Justin Thomas (9 a.m.)
  • +6000: Jordan Spieth (12:30)
  • 22000: Tiger Woods (12 p.m.)

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Note that in the past week, Koepka and Schauffele’s odds to win the 2024 PGA Championship have both dropped from +2100 to +1600 (16/1). World No. 4 Schauffele is currently leading the Wells Fargo Championship by 1-shot over Rory McIlroy through Saturday’s third round, and Xander is attempting to go wire-to-wire to capture the $3.6 million top prize.

Tiger Woods returns to competitive play, and he won the 2000 PGA Championship at Valhalla .

Other leading win contenders 2024 PGA Championship golf odds :

  • +2500: Collin Morikawa
  • +2800: Bryson DeChambeau
  • +3000: Cameron Smith, Patrick Cantlay
  • +3500: Wyndham Clark, Viktor Hovland, Joaquin Niemann
  • +4000: Tommy Fleetwood, Cameron Young
  • +4500: Dustin Johnson, Will Zalatoris, Hideki Matsuyama

Key Stats And Notes Of Top Players

Xander Schauffele : Since the beginning of the 2023 PGA Tour season, Schauffele ranks No. 2 in Strokes Gained : Total on courses over 7,400 yards and No. 5 in SG: Tee-to-Green. He’s No. 2 in Par 4 Efficiency this season, including fourth on holes ranging between 450 and 500 yards, and No. 4 in Par 5 Efficiency.

Wyndham Clark : Since the beginning of 2023, Clark is No. 3 in SG: Total under “difficult” scoring conditions. Last year’s U.S. Open champion is also No. 5 in SG: Total and No. 6 in SG: Tee-to-Green on difficult courses over 7,400 yards. Clark is No. 4 in Par 4 Efficiency this year and No. 6 in Par Efficiency from 450-500 yards.

Strokes Gained leaders over their last 24 rounds back to March and the Arnold Palmer Invitational :

  • Scheffler - SG: Total (1), Off-the-Tee (1), Approach (2), Around-the-Green (2)
  • McIlroy - SG: Total (11), Off-the-Tee (4)
  • Schauffele - SG: Total (2), Off-the-Tee (12), Around-the-Green (19)
  • Matsuyama - SG: Total (4), Around-the-Green (1), Approach (11)
  • Clark - SG: Total (6), Putting (3), Approach (19), Off-the-Tee (21)
  • Thomas - SG: Approach (9), Around-the-Green (7)

Hovland, Matsuyama, McIlroy and Scheffler top the Tour in Par 4 scoring from 450-500 yards over their last 24 rounds.

Brooks Koepka celebrates with the Wanamaker trophy after winning the PGA Championship golf ... [+] tournament at Oak Hill Country Club on Sunday, May 21, 2023, in Pittsford, N.Y.(AP Photo/Eric Gay)

DeChambeau (318 yards), Niemann (317) and Rahm (313) are leading LIV Golf in driving distance . Dustin Johnson won the LIV Golf Las Vegas event Super Bowl week by 1-stroke over Talor Gooch, who was added to the 2024 PGA Championship field. Three-time PGA Championship winner Brooks Koepka won the recent LIV Golf Singapore event by 2-shots over Cam Smith ahead of the PGA Championship.

Niemann, Koepka, Rahm, Johnson and DeChambeau are all top-10 in Greens-in-Regulation this season on the LIV Golf Tour.

Last year’s top-10 finishes in the 2023 PGA Championship:

  • 1 - Brooks Koepka (winner)
  • T2 - Viktor Hovland, Scottie Scheffler
  • T4 - Bryson DeChambeau, Kurt Kitayama, Cameron Davis
  • T7 - Rory McIlroy, Sepp Straka
  • T9 - Patrick Cantlay, Justin Rose, Cameron Smith

Hole-By-Hole Valhalla Golf Club

Three Par 5’s at Valhalla play between 570 and 600 yards. Seven of the Par 4’s play between 460 and 508 yards on the Jack Nicklaus-designed course.

Kerry Haigh - Chief Championships Officer

I spoke directly with Kerry Haigh today, and he’s Chief Championships Officer of the PGA of America. Mr. Haigh is responsible for the overall operation, administration and golf course setup for the PGA Championship.

“The back nine is incredible,” Haigh said noting the natural hillsides and amphitherters on most holes creating spectacular viewing and settings for fans and spectators.

The long Par 4’s at holes No. 12 and 16 will play among the toughest scoring holes, along with the long Par 4’s on the front at No. 2, 6 and 1 with the opening hole adding a new tee box and creating a longer second shot into the green. Hole No. 7 called “Genuine Risk” is a definite risk/reward approach.

The Par 5 is a unique hole with a split fairway. “The landing area to the left is among the narrowist on the course (26 yards), and players will have to carry more than 210 yards over water on their approach shot to the green,” Haigh said before adding that the golfers in the 2014 championship were nearly split on which way and direction to play the hole. Playing to the right adds 40-50 yards to the hole and is a safer route, but players still have to avoid the water hazard skirting the front and the entire left edge of the green.

The wind was blowing more than projected today as Mr. Haigh was out on the golf course. If that’s the case during championship play, then a winning score or most top players scores will most likely come in less than -16 under par which Rory McIlroy shot in winning the 2014 PGA Championship at Valhalla. Firmer and faster conditions on newer zoysiagrass fairways, along with 151 yards added length to 7,609 yards and 3 inch Kentucky bluegrass and fescue step-cut rough will add to some of the challenges. Haigh determines the setup and variety of hole locations around the pure bentgrass greens and chipping areas around the greens.

Hole No. 2 plays as a Par 4 in the championship, but is a Par 5 for members. Of which Haigh added that the Valhalla Golf Club membership elected to shut down play on the golf course since Nov., 2023. Improvments and small projects to enhance the appearance across the entire course, renovated clubhouse and new entrance and rail fencing to create a special ambiance and Kentucky feel will be a victory for Valhalla as a special showcase for the city of Louisville.

Profile Of A PGA Championship Winner

Sportshandle also analyzed all of the past winners of the PGA Championship with more than 100 years of data. Here is some of the data and interesting tid bits.

  • The average age of the winner is 32 years old
  • 59 individual winners were secured by people born in the United States. Australia is next with 5 individual winners
  • Texas (8) and California (8) have produced the most PGA championship winners from American players
  • The most common winner’s first name started with the letter ‘J’ - 17 times. Think Jon Rahm, Justin Thomas, Joaquin Niemann, Jason Day, Jordan Spieth. Next most popular with 9 and 7 names started with ‘D’ or ‘B” - Dustin Johnson, Denny McCarthy, Brooks Koepka, Bryson DeChambeau, Brian Harman

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2024 PGA Championship picks, field, predictions, odds: Golf expert avoiding Scottie Scheffler at Valhalla

W yndham Clark has not performed well in major tournaments, except for his victory at the U.S. Open last year. The 30-year-old will hope to come up with a strong effort at Valhalla Golf Club when he competes in the 2024 PGA Championship, which begins on Thursday, May 16. Clark has participated in nine majors on the PGA Tour in his career, and with the exception of his win at Los Angeles Country Club last June, he has been less than stellar. He missed the cut in five of those tournaments, including the Masters last month, and finished 33rd or worse in three others. Still, Clark has enjoyed success on the Tour this season and won the Pebble Beach Pro-Am in February. Clark is 16-1 and Scottie Scheffler, who won the Masters for the second time in his career, is the 3-1 favorite in the latest 2024 PGA Championship odds.

Jon Rahm is next at 10-1, while Ludvig Aberg, three-time winner Brooks Koepka and two-time tournament champion Rory McIlroy also are among the top contenders in the 2024 PGA Championship field at 12-1. Before making any 2024 PGA Championship picks or bets, you need to see the PGA Championship 2024 predictions and best bets from golf insider Patrick McDonald .

McDonald joined CBS Sports as a golf writer in 2022 after stops at NBC Sports and Covering the sport from a broader perspective, McDonald still likes to dip his toes into the betting pools on a weekly basis between the PGA Tour, DP World Tour and more. Featured weekly on the Early Wedge, he has given out numerous winners already in 2024, including Jake Knapp (50-1) at the Mexico Open. Anyone who has followed his lead is way up.

Now, McDonald has focused his attention on the 2024 PGA Championship field and has locked in his best bets, top sleepers and favorites to avoid. You can only see them here .

Top 2024 PGA Championship expert picks

One shocker from McDonald: The expert is fading Scottie Scheffler, who is priced too short to back in such a deep and talented 2024 PGA Championship field. Ranked No. 1 in the world, Scheffler was the PGA Tour Rookie of the Year in 2019-20 and is the two-time reigning Player of the Year. He has won four of his last five events and was runner-up in the other, but he hasn't competed since his victory in the RBC Heritage on Apr. 22 and his odds aren't attractive to McDonald. "He's the rightful favorite, as he's the best player in the world by a very wide margin, but I can't get behind Scheffler at +300," McDonald told SportsLine.  See who else to fade here .

On the other hand, McDonald loves the value on Xander Schauffele at 20-1. The 30-year-old Californian remains in search of his first victory in a major tournament, but has posted top-10 finishes in three of his last five events, including an eighth-place run in the Masters last month. Schauffele has recorded seven top-10s in 11 PGA Tour tournaments this season, with his best finish being one of three runners-up at the Players Championship to Scottie Scheffler in March. "He has been the second-best player in the world from a statistical sense and is as good of a sure thing when it comes to entering the weekend in contention," McDonald said.  See who else to back here .

How to make 2024 PGA Championship golf picks

McDonald has locked in his best bets for the PGA Championship 2024 and also has selected a longshot who's priced well over 50-1. This golfer "has made significant strides in his game" this year. If this player can pull off a stunning victory, he would cash in huge for anyone who backs him.  You can only see the picks at SportsLine .

So which players should you target or avoid for the 2024 PGA Championship, and which golfer in the PGA Championship 2024 field could bring a huge payday of more than 50-1? Check out the odds below, then visit SportsLine to see Patrick McDonald's top picks for PGA Championship 2024, all from the expert who has given out numerous winners already this year .

2024 PGA Championship odds, field

See full the PGA Championship 2024 picks, best bets, and predictions here .

Scottie Scheffler 3-1

Jon Rahm 10-1

Ludvig Aberg 12-1

Brooks Koepka 12-1

Rory McIlroy 12-1

Wyndham Clark 16-1

Xander Schauffele 18-1

Patrick Cantlay 22-1

Collin Morikawa 22-1

Joaquin Niemann 22-1

Viktor Hovland 25-1

Cameron Smith 25-1

Bryson DeChambeau 28-1

Max Homa 28-1

Hideki Matsuyama 30-1

Jordan Spieth 33-1

Justin Thomas 33-1

Tony Finau 35-1

Matt Fitzpatrick 35-1

Cameron Young 35-1

Tommy Fleetwood 40-1

Dustin Johnson 40-1

Tom Kim 40-1

Tyrrell Hatton 45-1

Sam Burns 50-1

Jason Day 50-1

Min Woo Lee 50-1

Shane Lowry 50-1

Brian Harman 60-1

Sungjae Im 60-1

Abraham Ancer 65-1

Russell Henley 65-1

Patrick Reed 65-1

Sahith Theegala 65-1

Keegan Bradley 75-1

Corey Conners 75-1

Louis Oosthuizen 75-1

Rickie Fowler 80-1

Adam Scott 80-1

Talor Gooch 90-1

Daniel Berger 100-1

Harris English 100-1

Si Woo Kim 100-1

Kurt Kitayama 100-1

Justin Rose 100-1

Sepp Straka 100-1

Gary Woodland 100-1

Sergio Garcia 125-1

Phil Mickelson 125-1

Keith Mitchell 125-1

J.T. Poston 125-1

Tiger Woods 125-1

Eric Cole 150-1

Billy Horschel 150-1

Mito Pereira 150-1

Thomas Peters 150-1

Christiaan Bezuidenhout 175-1

Ryan Fox 175-1

Mackenzie Hughes 175-1

Marc Leishman 175-1

Denny McCarthy 175-1

Victor Perez 175-1

Seamus Power 175-1

Adam Hadwin 200-1

Jason Kokrak 200-1

Davis Riley 200-1

Harold Varner III 200-1

Joel Dahmen 250-1

Robert MacIntyre 250-1

Francisco Molinari 250-1

Aaron Wise 250-1

Steve Stricker 350-1

Michael Block 500-1

Jan 27, 2019; San Diego, CA, USA; Jon Rahm plays his shot from the second tee during the final round of the Farmers Insurance Open golf tournament at Torrey Pines Municipal Golf Course - South Course.

Wells Fargo Championship

Wells Fargo Championship

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Charlotte, North Carolina • USA

May 9 - 12, 2024


2024 PGA Championship Field Includes Tiger Woods, All of World's Top 100 Players

John schwarb | may 7, 2024.

Apr 14, 2024; Augusta, Georgia, USA; Tiger Woods walks onto the 18th green during the final round of

The field is out for next week’s PGA Championship, and as expected the top 100 players in the Official World Golf Ranking are all on the list.

Actually, the top 103 in the world are in the 156-player field for Valhalla Golf Club in Louisville, Ky., as well as a couple of intriguing names at No. 644 and No. 801 in the world.

No. 801 is Tiger Woods, the four-time PGA champion who won in 2000 at Valhalla in a thrilling playoff over Bob May. Woods set the consecutive-cuts-made record last month at the Masters before fading on the weekend to 60th, but left Augusta National optimistic for the rest of the majors this season. He accepted a special exemption to the U.S. Open last week.

No. 644 is LIV Golf’s Talor Gooch, who confirmed his special exemption from the PGA of America on Monday via his social media. His spot appears to underline the PGA of America’s desire to have the strongest possible field in its major; Gooch was a three-time winner and LIV Golf’s player of the year in 2023.

LIV Golf’s David Puig and Dean Burmester also received exemptions. Puig has won twice on the Asian Tour in the last seven months and is 106th in the world, while Burmester won back-to-back DP World tour events to end 2023 and won on LIV last month in Miami.

There are 15 LIV golfers in the field. Brooks Koepka is the defending PGA champion, a three-time PGA winner overall and coming in off a win last week in Singapore. Bryson DeChambeau, Dustin Johnson, Martin Kaymer, Phil Mickelson, Patrick Reed and Cameron Smith are other past major champions from LIV Golf in the field.

Scottie Scheffler, the world No. 1 who won last month at the Masters, is scheduled to compete but is on baby watch at home with wife Meredith. He is skipping this week’s Wells Fargo Championship, a signature event on the PGA Tour.

As usual, the field also includes 20 PGA professionals who qualified via the annual PGA Professional Championship. The total PGA professional count is 21, as Michael Block returns after a T15 finish last year at Oak Hill which earned him a spot at Valhalla.

The winners of this week’s Wells Fargo and Myrtle Beach Classic on the PGA Tour will receive spots in the field if they’re not in already.

Below is the full field for the the PGA Championship, which is May 16-19.

Åberg, Ludvig - SWEDEN An, Byeong Hun - REPUBLIC OF KOREA Beem, Rich - Austin, TX Bevell, Josh - Nashville, TN (CFT) Bezuidenhout, Christiaan - SOUTH AFRICA Bhatia, Akshay - Wake Forest, NC Björk, Alexander - SWEDEN Blair, Zac - Orem, UT Block, Michael - Mission Viejo, CA (CFT) Bowser, Evan - Naples, FL (CFT) Bradley, Keegan - Woodstock, VT Burmester, Dean - SOUTH AFRICA Burns, Sam - Shreveport, LA Cantlay, Patrick - Jupiter, FL Clark, Wyndham - Denver, CO Cole, Eric - Tequesta, FL Cole, Preston - Charlotte, NC (CFT) Collet, Tyler - Vero Beach, FL (CFT) Conners, Corey - CANADA Daly, John - Cleawarter Beach, FL Davis, Cameron - AUSTRALIA Day, Jason - AUSTRALIA DeChambeau, Bryson - Dallas, TX Detry, Thomas - BELGIUM Dobyns, Matt - Glen Head, NY (CFT) Donald, Luke - ENGLAND Dufner, Jason - Auburn, AL Dunlap, Nick - Tuscaloosa, AL Eckroat, Austin - Edmond, OK English, Harris - Sea Island, GA Finau, Tony - Lehi, UT Fitzpatrick, Matthew - ENGLAND Fleetwood, Tommy - ENGLAND Fowler, Rickie - Murrieta, CA Fox, Ryan - NEW ZEALAND Garnett, Brice - Gallatin, MO Glover, Lucas - Jupiter, FL Gooch, Talor - Oklahoma City, OK Griffin, Ben - Chapel Hill, NC Grillo, Emiliano - ARGENTINA Gross, Larkin - Center Cross, VA (CFT) Hadwin, Adam - CANADA Harman, Brian - Saint Simons Island, GA Harrington, Pádraig - IRELAND Hatton, Tyrrell - ENGLAND Henley, Russell - Columbus, GA Herbert, Lucas - Orlando, FL Hisatsune, Ryo - Japan Hodges, Lee - Athens, AL Hoffman, Charley - San Diego, CA Hoge, Tom - Fort Worth, TX Højgaard, Nicolai - DENMARK Højgaard, Rasmus - DENMARK Homa, Max - Scottsdale, AZ Horschel, Billy - Ponte Vedra Beach, FL Hoshino, Rikuya - JAPAN Hossler, Beau - Mission Viejo, CA Hovland, Viktor - NORWAY Hubbard, Mark - The Woodlands, TX Hughes, Mackenzie - CANADA Im, Sungjae - REPUBLIC OF KOREA Jaeger, Stephan - GERMANY Johnson, Dustin - Jupiter, FL Jones, Jared - Houston, TX (CFT) Kanaya, Takumi - JAPAN Kaymer, Martin - GERMANY Kellen, Jeff - Rockford, IL (CFT )Kim, Si Woo - REPUBLIC OF KOREA Kim, Tom - REPUBLIC OF KOREA Kirk, Chris - Watkinsville, GA Kitayama, Kurt - Las Vegas, NV Knapp, Jake - Costa Mesa, CA Kobori, Kazuma - NEW ZEALAND Koepka, Brooks - West Palm Beach, FL Kohles, Ben - Dallas, TX Lawrence, Thriston - SOUTH AFRICA Lee, Kyoung-Hoon - REPUBLIC OF KOREA Lee, Min Woo - AUSTRALIA List, Luke - Augusta, GA Lowry, Shane - IRELAND MacIntyre, Robert - SCOTLAND Malnati, Peter - Knoxville, TN Marek, Brad - Berkeley, CA (CFT) Matsuyama, Hideki - JAPAN McCarthy, Denny - Jupiter, FL McIlroy, Rory - NORTHERN IRELAND McNealy, Maverick - Stanford, CA Mendoza, Kyle - Oceanside, CA (CFT) Meronk, Adrian - POLAND Micheel, Shaun - Colliersville, TN Mickelson, Phil - Rancho Santa Fe, CA Mitchell, Keith - Saint Simons Island, GA Molinari, Francesco - ITALY Montgomery, Taylor - Las Vegas, NV Moore, Taylor - Southlake, TX Morikawa, Collin - La Canada, CA Mueller, Jesse - Phoenix, AZ (CFT) Murray, Grayson - Raleigh, NC Nakajima, Keita - JAPAN Niemann, Joaquin - CHILE Noren, Alex - SWEDEN Norrman, Vincent - SWEDEN Oakley, Zac - King of Prussia, PA (CFT) Ogletree, Andy - Alpharetta, GA Olesen, Thorbjorn - DENMARK Otaegui, Adrian - SPAIN Pavon, Matthieu - FRANCE Pendrith, Taylor - CANADA Perez, Victor - FRANCE Phillips, Tracy - Tulsa, OK (CFT) Polland, Ben - Teton Village, WY (CFT )Poston, J.T. - Sea Island, GA Puig, David - SPAIN Putnam, Andrew - University Place, WA Rahm, Jon - SPAIN Rai, Aaron - ENGLAND Reed, Patrick - The Woodlands, TX Rodgers, Patrick - Avon, IN Rose, Justin - ENGLAND Schauffele, Xander - San Diego, CA Scheffler, Scottie - Dallas, TX Schenk, Adam - Vincennes, IN Scott, Adam - AUSTRALIA Shattuck, Braden - Aston, PA (CFT) Smith, Cameron - AUSTRALIA Smith, Jordan - ENGLAND Soderberg, Sebastian - SWEDEN Somers, John - Clearwater, FL (CFT) Speight, Josh - Dallas, TX (CFT) Spieth, Jordan - Dallas, TX Straka, Sepp - AUSTRIA Stricker, Steve - Madison, WI Svensson, Adam - CANADA Svensson, Jesper - SWEDEN Svoboda, Andy - Oak Brook, IL (CFT) Taylor, Nick - CANADA Theegala, Sahith - Spring, TX Thomas, Justin - Louisville, KY Todd, Brendon - Watkinsville, GA Tosti, Alejandro - ARGENTINA Valimaki, Sami - FINLAND van Rooyen, Erik - SOUTH AFRICA van Velzen, Ryan - SOUTH AFRICA Villegas, Camilo - COLOMBIA Walker, Jimmy - Terrell Hills, TX Wallace, Matt - ENGLAND Wells, Jeremy - Estero, FL (CFT) Widing, Tim - SWEDEN Woodland, Gary - Topeka, KS Woods, Tiger - Jupiter, FL Worthington II, Wyatt - Las Vegas, NV (CFT) Yang, Y.E. - REPUBLIC OF KOREA Young, Cameron - Jupiter, FL Zalatoris, Will - Dallas, TX CFT -- Corebridge Financial Team/PGA Professionals

John Schwarb


John Schwarb is the Senior Editor of SI Golf. He has covered golf for the St. Petersburg Times (now Tampa Bay Times), and Visit Florida; and has also written for, The Golfers Journal and several magazines. He lives in Indianapolis and graduated from Indiana University.


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