The PGA Tour’s 5 longest driv­ers

Golf Digest (South Africa) - - Inside the Ropes -

Th­ese are not the top 5 in driv­ing dis­tance on the PGA Tour, but play­ers who hit the most num­ber of drives in the 300-me­tre plus range. The PGA Tour works in yards, and no one hit more drives “over 320 yards (293 me­tres)” in 2015 than Bubba Wat­son (right). He had 271 of them with his pink Ping G30, which was 35 per­cent of the time. His longest? That was a 402-yard blast at Whistling Straits in the PGA Cham­pi­onship. He had 19 drives of 375 yards (343 me­tres) and longer.

Wat­son was fol­lowed on 30% by Dustin John­son (227 drives), whose Tay­lorMade AeroBurner TP checks in at a he y D-7 swing­weight. His longest was 406 yards at Fire­stone in the WGC-Bridge­stone.

Ja­son Day was No 3 on 25% with mostly a Tay­lorMade R15 460 driver (202 drives). J B Holmes (No 4 on 24% with 221 drives) also uses the R15 but prefers the smaller 430 ver­sion. Round­ing out the top 5 on 21% (93 drives) was Adam Scott, whose tour-only Titleist 915D5 model has a 400 head. Rookie Tony Finau had 253 drives over 320 yards, 20% of his to­tal drives.

Longest South African was Charl Schwartzel, ranked 20th with 12% (70 drives). Bran­den Grace had a 393-yarder (360m) at the WGC-Bridge­stone.

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