The 5 drivers used by the PGA Tour’s strokes gained: off-the-tee leaders

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Some of the top drivers on the PGA Tour

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Being a great driver requires speed and consistency, and as courses get longer and firmer on the PGA Tour, being closer to the green on every approach creates a huge advantage — this is measured in the strokes gained: off-the-tee stat.

One piece of the puzzle is the actual equipment used to gain this advantage off of the tee. Not only do those clubs need to be fit properly but golfers also need to have confidence in their technology. These are the top-5 leaders in strokes gained: off the tee on the Tour so far this year and the drivers in their bags.

1. Keith Mitchell (+.966)

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Mizuno STZ-230 Mizuno Golf

Mitchell is as rock solid off the tee as any player on Tour, and that shows in his strokes gained numbers. His driver of choice is the Mizuno STX-230 with a ProjectX Hzrdus T1100 shaft. A fun note about Mitchell’s clubs is that he is one of few Tour pros to still play the Golf Pride Victory full cord.

2. Scottie Scheffler (+.963)

Scottie Scheffler holds finish on drive at 2023 Arnold Palmer Invitational
Scottie Scheffler with his TaylorMade Stealth 2 Plus Getty Images

Although his footwork might be unique, there is no denying that Scheffler has no issues hitting the driver well off the tee. To do that, he plays a TaylorMade Stealth2 Plus with a Fujikura Ventus Black 7x. You can check out his full setup from his most recent win at the WM Open here: Winner’s Bag Scottie Scheffler

T3. Kevin Yu (+.912)

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Callaway Paradym Triple Diamond Jonathan Wall

Yu is enjoying a solid start to his first full season on the PGA Tour, and beyond being top-5 in strokes gained off the tee, he is also second in total percentage of greens in regulation behind only Scheffler.

Yu plays a Callaway Paradym Triple Diamond with a TPT 15 LO shaft

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T3. Will Zalatoris (+.912)

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Will Zalatoris’ Titleist TSR3 Jonathan Wall

Zalatoris is one of the best all-around players on the Tour, and even after battling injuries toward the end of the 2022 season, his driving has never been better. He plays a Titleist TSR3 with a Fujikura Ventus 7x, and if you’re curious about some of the tweaks he has made to his driver since coming back from injury, Jonathan Wall covered it in-depth here: Why the numbers written on Will Zalatoris’ driver are so important

5. Hayden Buckley (+.885)

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Hayden Buckley uses a Titleist TSR3 Ryan Barath

Buckley has had two top-10 finishes so far in 2023 including a second-place finish at the Sony Open in Hawaii. Beyond his strong driving — he plays a Titleist TSR3 — he is also second on the Tour in eagles per hole, which just got a bump thanks to his first-round hole-in-one at the Players.

Hayden used a Titleist TSR3 with a UST Mamiya LIN-Q Blue shaft.

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Ryan Barath Editor

Ryan Barath is GOLF Magazine and’s senior editor for equipment. He has an extensive club-fitting and -building background with more than 20 years of experience working with golfers of all skill levels, including PGA Tour players. Before joining the staff, he was the lead content strategist for Tour Experience Golf, in Toronto, Canada.